The idea of an open class terrified me in Korea. They were brought up constantly, but never happened. The concept hung over us as our classes dwindled in our poorly run, under staffed and over funded campuses. But here, in China and at ALWAYS, I was actually stoked for it. I have complete confidence in my classes. Oh, what a few years of aging does for the psyche (also, I had a bad ass TEFL education at The Language House) . As a side note, I'm looking forward to thirty. I joke about it a lot (I have a few big things I really, really want/need to accomplish in the next three years), but I look forward to the greater clarity that a few more years will bring.
So far Ian and I have received good reviews in our open classes. It's been fun, but tiring. Most kids are excited to have their parents see what they're doing in class. Of course, our classes are always energetic, but when there's a row of parents in the back staring at you, you don't let your energy drop for even moment. It just takes a little more out of you.
Other than that, it has been an uneventful weekend. On Friday, it finally hit me full force that I'll soon be doing pretty much everything without Ian. Which is the opposite of now. It bummed me out (understatement alert).
But, here are a few random pictures from the last few days.