I Think I'm Insane...

...to paint a mural with 21 students!!!! But it's sure fun to see them have fun! :)


Mind Maps

Students were busy at work today on their Science Mind Map projects. Here's a peek into my classroom this week!

a view from my desk...

If groups finished early, they could choose what they wanted to do the rest of the time... like color their pencil boxes with permanent markers (a very popular pastime these days!).



I made stromboli this evening for the tico family. Mom, you would be proud of the cooking skills I have acquired over these three years with foreign ingredients! :)


What is it?

Any guesses? :)

A New Gecko

Remember when I killed my gecko friend last August? Well, I have a second chance :). Do you see him? He's in the middle of the artwork. This new gecko friend lives in my bedroom. He makes a chirping sound at night when he's content of eating the mosquitoes and moths that are abundant in my room. The rainy season is starting up again, so he has plenty of feasting to do as the insects attempt to escape the rain by flying through my window. Hurray for second chances! Now I check before I close my door so I don't squash him in the door frame... like the last one.

May Bugs

These bugs appear in May every year. I don't know what they're called in English, so I made up the name ''May bugs''. They come in all sizes but the average size is like an American quarter coin. Ewwww.
They fly around and bounce off walls, lights, humans, etc. When they fall to the ground, they usually land on their back and are then kicking their legs to try to flip over. I have seen a May bug struggle for hours (literally) to turn itself right-side up again.

Then when they flip over, they run for cover or take off flying again! Their wings make a loud buzzing noise that is more annoying than scary. Still, I don't like it when they choose to ''bounce'' off of me!

Walmart? In Costa Rica?

Yes! While I might be excited about the convenience and the billboard´s promise that 4,000 products are cheaper than the previous store (Hiperm├ís) was selling them, I am also thinking about the cons...
Does corporate America really need to take over the world? Can't Walmart make enough money off the need for convenience in the United States?

Cheaper prices, yes... but it also puts small businesses out-of-business. I'm not very excited about that...