Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cultural whiplash: Part III


In Michigan, 1-2 inches of snow doesn't make headlines.  We don't even think about it.  Here?  The city shuts down as if 3 feet of the beautiful, white, fluffy stuff has graced our neighborhoods.  Abu Tulip used a squeegee to scrape slush off our porch and stairway.  The roads (narrow, steep, etc) cannot handle even a little snow so we're hanging out at the house today.  Glad to have time with my boys.  I've been crazy busy learning the curriculum and adjusting to teaching 7th and 8th graders.  Quite a change for me, but I'm glad to have a teaching assignment.  We're teaching the 8th graders the song "We didn't start the fire".  Hoping to reach the students with the song, have some discussions about the Arab spring and how we can contribute towards the peace process in the region.  Ambitious?  Yep.  Worth it?  Yep.    ~ Um Tulip

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