Saturday, August 27, 2005

Calls to 911.

Well, my American culture experience would not be complete without at least one call to 911. But in the last couple of weeks I was involved with two. I made the first one last Saturday. An old man who appeared to be drunk (I am trying to be nice here) was lying down by the curve in front of my building. Someone came to help him sit but the wall, but he made several attempts to get and walk. All these attempts were followed by a fall, a couple of them on the street. So I called 911, the ambulance came and took care of him.
A few minutes ago, I was visiting my friends Emiliano, Cherolyn and Namshaya. Some power line at the back of their house was starting to catch fire, apparently by being in contact with a tree. The branch in which we could see some sparks was right above their garage. So Cherolyn called 911 (I was with her). Soon after that the big red full of lights firetruck was there and the situation was under control.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Nice visit over weekend and First day at school

I had a nice visit over the weekend. Adrian, my friend from Santo Tome (SF), Argentina, came on saturday and stayed until Monday morning, when I took him back to El Lago del Bosque (CLV) near Marine on St. Croix. The weekend has been very busy, though teacher a private class and meeting friends. I am glad I got to do that before the schools started.
Also over the weekend, I started to contact many Waldorf schools in USA to ask about their Spanish teachers. While I was at the FL Teachers Conference in Sunbridge, I volunteer to do a newletter for Spanish teacher, and since they are the one who will supply the content for the newsletter I want to have as many as I can in my network.
First day of school today, but luckily not with children, yet. I love children, but I am not ready for them yet. I am still working on my lesson plans and materials. Today we started with inservice and finally I got to meet all the new people in our faculty. We are a bigger group now and it really show how my school (Spring Hills School) is growing. I got to be the facilitator of some of the discussion (since I put together most of the agenda for inservice) and it was quite a trying task, but I am glad I am getting more experience with that.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

My little poster for "The Adventures of Don Quixote". A higly interactive, bilingual and entertaining solo for children and families. Performed at Center for Independent Artists, 8/14, 2 pm. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Me at busy Times Square (NYC) Posted by Picasa

So many things, so little time

I have just had the couple most crazy weeks this year.
July 30th I went to New York, after spending a couple of fun days at the Big Apple (where I saw to plays in Spanish at Repertorio EspaƱol) I headed up to Spring Valley. There, at Sunbridge college, I spent a week with other Waldorf teachers at the Foreign Language Teachers Conference. When I arrived early on Monday afternoon (conference started on Tuesday) and saw the beautiful place, full of trees, paths, etc. I thought I was going to have a very relaxing week. It is a Waldorf conference after all! To my suprise our schedule was packed with activities, classes, lectures and workshops. Even more, we (the Spanish teachers) were eager to learn more and more and stayed up late with Mar, our great leader. We where sucking information from her like new sponges. We learnt so much! More that I can process in a week, but I feel much better prepared for my next school year at Spring Hill School.
Back to New York City after the conference I got to see "Altar Boys" on Broadways and a Comedy Improv show in the small theatre in the same neighborhood of the hostel where I was staying.
My flight back to Minneapolis (on Tuesday 8th afternoon) was delayed and I arrive at way long pass midnight instead of the 8:30 pm as it was scheduled.
This week has been almost frenzied with all the work that I've been doing for my performance. Look at me, it's almost midnight, the night before my show, and I am STILL MAKING PROPS!
But I am almost done (really) and ready to go to bed and relax. I've been attacked by a bad cold the last couple of days and I attacked back with pills, more pills, teas with honey, etc., etc. I think it's almost gone. But I have the strength of Don Quijote with me and I am very, VERY excited to finally perform my piece for children tomorrow. (check out the Frinj of the Frinj 2005 schedule at