Yesterday we enjoyed our first day of classroom time. It was observations with a bit of interaction and ranged from 5 year-olds to adults. It was interesting to see the techniques for forcing language down someoneâ€™s throat in hopes that it will come back up within moments. The whole day was quite informational and gave Dan and I a good amount to chew on before starting our teaching next week. I finally picked up a cell phone and sim-card and now I can leave the nest without fear of never seeing anyone again. Though itâ€™s quite difficult to return to the standard black and white candy bar phone after using a smart phone for the past year and a half. Especially since itâ€™s in Chinese… at least until I changed the language settings. Iâ€™m not really sure what Iâ€™m charged for, but if anyone needs to get a hold of me – 150……….. Iâ€™ll get it to you later. This morning, bright and early, a rally woke me up. It was refreshing. A peek out the window showed no crowds but lovely falling snow. I guess itâ€™s going to be a cold one today.