Not a bad day(s)

After the relief of being “hired” as an assistant again, I suddenly got a stroke of ambition and started planning out the entire year’s worth of lessons. Since I’m teaching at a different school this year, I can use the same lessons as last year, but I want to improve them a little and add more audio/visual components, like songs and movies.

Then I looked up the vacation dates for Group A and started thinking about all the European countries I still have yet to visit, which is essentially Germany, Scandinavia, and all of Eastern Europe. Follow that with browsing Easyjet’s and Ryanair’s websites to see where they fly to from Geneva and Grenoble and drooling over flights to Prague at the end of October for 15 €. I’m just as excited about teaching as I am about vacations. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing.

After a sleepless night, I baby-sat/spoke English for 2 hours with the little guys and then headed downtown with Jessica on a free bus. Today was the day of mobilité or something like, so all of the buses and bikes in Annecy were completely free. We met another assistant (from Yorkshire), and then hung out in the playground with Mandy & her family and I finally met Penny & David! They’ve been here since May and I still hadn’t met them; but then again, I hadn’t seen Mandy since last November so I guess I am pretty slow with hanging out with people.

Then it was ice cream in the old town, followed by more geeky online time. All in all, a pretty good start to the weekend.

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  • Penny

    15€ flights to Prague! Wow, living in Europe is amazing :)

  • Penny

    15€ flights to Prague! Wow, living in Europe is amazing :)

  • nicole

    wow, ambitious one you are…though i definitely salut you. seriously, the best info on the assistantship program is your site. so thanks for being ambitious!

  • nicole

    wow, ambitious one you are…though i definitely salut you. seriously, the best info on the assistantship program is your site. so thanks for being ambitious!

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