Thursday, October 1, 2009


Zdraveytey everyone!

So I’m sorry that it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been trying to figure out what to talk about. But first I want to say that the photo albums have been updated and there are a bunch of old and new pictures in the private and public galleries. If you want to see the private gallery, just send me an email and we’ll do some talkin’.

So this week, I want to tell you all what I’ve been doing for the last two weeks. I’ve been teaching. When school started, the directors of both schools thought it prudent to have me team teaching the main courses for the day while I solo teach the after school lessons in the afternoon. I was a little frustrated at first because I was looking forward to solo teaching, but as I participated in the first week of classes, I’d be lying if I didn’t find myself a little overwhelmed by the amount of Bulgarian I would’ve needed. So my heartfelt thanks go out to Galya and Nina. As for what I do in class, I tend to teach a portion of the lesson for the day. Usually this deals with going over the homework or the recitals of the vocabulary for the sake of pronunciation. The kids generally take to this pretty well and I have a pretty bright bunch of students. In Town 1, I’m teaching the 6th, 8th and 9th grades and in Town 2 I’m teaching 4th through 7th. As it sounds, I have a lot of work but at the same time, I have a lot of tiring fun. One thing to note, though, is that next Tuesday, I might have a very busy day where I’ll be solo teaching 5 classes. It’s going to either be a whole ton of fun, or simply hell. Who knows? One of the classes hasn’t even met me officially. At the least, I’m sure it’ll be a very long day.

So I know it’s not much compared to the last couple entries I’ve made but it’s a pretty good summary of the last two weeks. I’ve been spending my free time relaxing and hand-washing my laundry. That last part has worn out its novelty. Anyways that’s it for today. Remember: I’ve updated both private and public photo galleries. Talk to me for access to the private. The link to the public is right in the top right of my blog. Also, I figure it’d be a good time for any questions. If I get enough, I can make an entire post out of those and you guys would be doing most of my work.

This is the Peace Corps and you can’t always get what you want, but if you try some time you’ll find you get what you need.