Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday's Torch Story

Medicine for the soul.
Inscription over the door at the Library of Thebes

It's official - all 7 of the students in my class are doing the Challenge Course!

I'm going to have to re-work the bulletin board, because I only set it up with enough space for 6 pictures per mission...

Oh well, I guess there are worse problems to have! ;)

This week I'm sending them off to the public library to get a library card and check out a book. Ana uses the word "library" and so I assumed that she understood the basic concept. But she was truly surprised and amazed recently when I told her that the library card was free and, once you had it, you could borrow books and DVDs for free. She just could not get over it. FREE?!?

I did point out the relationship to paying taxes, but, bottom line - it's a lot harder to take this country for granted when you have friends who grew up somewhere else.

P.S. - Thanks to everyone for all the kind words about Milly. We feel the hole in our lives without her here, but are getting by...


Christine said...

That is so awesome that you're getting such good participation from your class! You must be so proud of them!