Surprise, surprise. Things changed. WHOAH! That's life here.
The sports meeting this week is Wednesday to Friday, not Monday to Wednesday. So I had to make some calls and change all of my finals. The good thing about it all is that I am now halfway done and I am free on Christmas! My next 3 finals I give are all going to be pretty easy I think. One will take about 2 hours and be a little hectic, but it's a pass/fail so I don't have to stress too much.
For all but 1 of my finals I'm having them come in at designated times (the groups vary from 4-8 because of the different class sizes). Each group has 20 minutes and I wanted to get through 5 questions but we only end up having time for 3. They answer the questions and I grade them based on their grammar, pronunciation, confidence, level of difficulty, and how well they comprehend the question (that's always a 10/10 thankfully).
I have 2 freshmen classes done (the largest 2) and my junior class done. Now I have sophomore culture, sophomore oral and my freshmen class of 16 so it shouldn't be too bad. The sophomore oral one will be a little crazy I think.
The American group gets in tomorrow and I'm really excited to meet all of them. I need some interaction. Home sickness is at its worst right now and I just need something to hold me down for the next month. This group will be here until January 1st so that will be nice.
One other really exciting thing: the local 'club' is having a huge Christmas performance and dinner and all of my girls said they wanted to go. I'm going to attend also, even though I won't understand anything. I know it'll be good for me to be with them and I can't wait to see what it stirs up in them.
So there's that and there's the english camp w/ my juniors. Please be thinking of us as all of this goes on the next few weeks. Whatever happens w/ the camp can lead to more small groups and more conversations for me next semester and I want that more than anything else.
(For those of you who love all of my pictures and skim through the life stories - no shame in admitting that because I do it too - I'm planning on going to this sports meeting as much as I can to snap some pictures of whatever is going to happen.)