Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Wo shi huan 中国

So, this blog is proving to be an irresistible temptation at the moment--but then, what isn't when one has just finished data analysis and the task of writing the other half of a dissertation looms?!

To make matters worse, I've actually had a few adventures worth writing about this month (I know--the end of the world must be imminent!).

I co-facilitated a summer institute for Chinese teachers at Iowa State. You know you wish YOU could have been learning how to say things like "I love Chinese!", cool tech tips, telling animal stories, doing Jello experiments, flying like dragons, and eating a delectable dinner with chopsticks (to which the leaders were treated by the institute participants)! I even learned enough Chinese to tell some very simple stories! I started to tell one using Voicethread . . . perhaps I'll get back to it after I finish my dissertation (if I don't forget all my Chinese in the meantime)! Meanwhile, you can check out some of the other fun things we did in the Photo Gallery of our wiki.


Fiddlefish said...

Looks like a ton 'o fun! How about we switch places...you can take care of Taylor during his post surgery recovery, and I'LL write your dissertation!!! We BOTH need a break!


Cherice said...

Sounds like a GREAT idea!