Gilbert picked us up to go to the Saturday School at about 8:45 a.m. We started out with “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” They like that one because they get to go faster and faster on it. David brought the guitar today so it added extra interest. We need to get them to start singing the words with us though. We did quiz them on the words and they did know them. It’s a start. Then we moved to some scripted sentences for greeting someone. After the children went home, Gilbert taught us some of the Chinese Calligraphy and some words. I think I still remember them…
When we were done with that, Gilbert took us to the Park 66 Mall and we went to the Ole grocery store that sells foreign products for an enormous price, but we were desperate for some butter and other things that we just can’t seem to find in the other stores, so we paid the price and got butter. Then Gilbert bought us lunch and drove us home. I think he would have liked to spend some more time with us, but David had planned to do another American football activity with some of his students and he was late for that, so he drove us back home.
David took off for the place they were going to do the football, but because he was so late, no one was still there. He was kind of sad about it because he is having fun with it. We did work on some school stuff after.
At 4:45 p.m., we left to go to the Pace’s apartment to meet with the Clarke’s, Shauerhammer’s and Lily (Chinese girl who went on the Xi’an tour with us). We all went to eat at Jingrin Pie and had a good meal. They all seemed to like that choice. Then we went back to the Pace’s apartment and watched the DVD on the opera. We found we had an extra one, so we could give it to the Pace’s, especially since they didn’t get to go. We also played Farkle and ate too many goodies. Lily almost won! It was a lot of fun.
We stopped at RT Mart on the way home because we wanted to look at the price of some candy for Halloween for our classes, but we weren’t sure about it (and we did balk at the thought of what it would cost for us to give some to almost 650 students (David’s and my classes combined), so we just bought some more milk and walked home. We finally found a brand of milk that is palatable!