I should start off by letting you know I just got back from a 35 minute run around the city. At 8pm, the temperature was at the high point for the day…28F ! I wore extra clothes today and I wasn’t cold for a second. I also wore my Vibram FiveFingers for the first time in Hungary and they were as comfortable as I remembered.
Today our school had a girls basketball tournament going on. I didn’t see any parents, any fans, any one who showed up to watch, but all day long, teams were playing in the gym. There were at least a few girls’ teams from nearby cities, including my school’s team. I had classes 5th and 7th period today, and as I approached my first class, they asked if we could watch the game. I checked with another teacher to make sure it was okay, and I rewarded them…just this once. It wasn’t just wasted time though. As we all stood at the balcony railing, leaning over to watch the game, I was chatting with them, in English, about basketball and other topics. We caught two visiting teams playing each other and I was told that our team is much better…and that Munkacsy had won 44-14 earlier in the day. Well, we watched this game, and during my off period, I came back up to watch our team. I learned that three of my students are on the team, so it fun to have individuals to root for. We sure had a height advantage and won this game 40-5. But having coaching experience in girls’ basketball, I noticed lots of room for improvement…basically, I told everyone who would listen that I (and Kellie) would love to come to practices whenever they need more help. For defense, or whatever… I don’t think the head coach had any assistants. Hey, I don’t need to be a coach (my lack of Hungarian being a huge reason) but I would love to take part in helping somehow. 7th period watched games, too.
So the following pics include one of 9e working in my computer lab, and several of 9e and 11e playing Bananagrams, a game similar to Scrabble but replying more on the individual (or team).