Spending time doing one of my favorite things: trip planning!
I’ve found a reasonably-priced ticket to Cairo for March break. So hey, I might be going to Egypt! And that way I can get back to the West Bank (after piecing together a good bit of bus/ferry/hitchhiking).
Damn, I love being able to afford plane tickets.
Anyone been to Cairo? Any advice on what I should do/see/eat? Anything in Egypt or the West Bank that you want me to check out/buy for you?
Zainab, one of my kids, learned how to connect her sounds today! It was brilliant. I brought her to the front of the class so I could spend some one-on-one time with her while still being instructive to the rest of the class. I wrote down two-letter sounds on the board: ga, ge, gi, go, gu. She was standing up there, saying, “g…a. g…a.” I help her say, “ga.” And then we move to “ge.” Zainab says, “g…e.” And stares at me for a few seconds. Then she turns back to the board and stares at it for a bit. I was just about to feed her the answer when she says, “ge.”
SHE GETS SO MANY STICKERS.
I was so proud that I gave her huge smile, a bunch of high-fives, a hug, and an extra-big sticker. We’ve been trying to put together her sounds for 3 months. And it clicked, and she smiled so big when I beamed at her.