Friday, February 5, 2016

Shh!/Pssst!

I am sitting here grading my students' textbooks (our books are textbooks and workbooks all in one).  We had an exam today and during the exam I collect their books and correct mistakes.  However, the exam period is not long enough to finish them all (65 minutes), so I have to take them home.  The students need them back by tomorrow though, because they have to do some homework for Monday with their books.

Ich sitze hier und korrigiere die Deutschbücher meiner Studenten (unsere Bücher sind Lern- und Arbeitsbücher in einem).  Wir hatten heute unsere erste Klausur, und während der Klausur sammle ich immer diese Bücher ein, um sie zu korrigieren und zu benoten.  Doch die Unterrichtszeit von 65 Minuten reicht nie dafür, alle fertig zu bekommen.  So muß ich das jetzt zu Hause machen.  Sie müssen auch bis morgen fertig sein, weil die Studenten sie brauchen, um ihre Hausaufgaben für Montag zu machen.  

I am kind of tired because I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. last night, writing an exam for today.  I cannot really prepare my classes or exams when the children are still awake, so I always do that at night.  Last night was especially late because I had to grade some culture worksheets and return them today.  With Peter gone there is even more work than I usually have to do and that means later bedtimes for me.  I must have looked quite fresh, though, because a collegue stopped at my office today complimenting me on how healthy and good I looked (that was not the only reason he stopped by).

Heute bin ich ziemlich müde, weil ich bis 2.00 Uhr auf war, um eine Klausur für heute zu komponieren.  Ich kann das nur abends machen, wenn die Kinder schlafen, doch letzte Nacht war es noch später als gewöhnlich, weil ich auch noch Kulturarbeitsblätter für heute korrigieren mußte.  Wenn Peter weg ist, habe ich noch mehr als sonst zu tun, und das bedeutet, daß ich dann noch später ins Bett komme.  Ich muß aber noch recht frisch ausgesehen haben, weil ein Kollege, der mich heute in meinem Büro besucht hat und eine Frage hatte, meinte, ich sähe sehr gesund und frisch aus.

What else?  We have been reading some great picture books recently, all about the Ancient Greeks.  And then we came across a very, very funny and quirky book called Shh!  We Have a Plan!  This is simply wonderful; the drawings, the colors, the story.  The whole family likes it a lot.  Below is a video where you can get a glimpse of the book.

Was sonst noch?  Wir lesen im Moment viele schöne Bilderbücher zu den alten Griechen.  Und dann haben wir ein sehr witziges Bilderbuch in der Bücherei entdeckt.  Es heißt Pssst!  Wir haben einen Vogel.  Die Zeichnungen, Farben und die Geschichte sind einfach klasse.  Die ganze Familie mag das Buch sehr.  Unten kann man per Video ins Buch reinschauen.  


We are also reading Cinnebar with the three younger girls, the story of a fox at the time of George Washington.

Ich lese den drei jüngeren Mädchen auch die Geschichte des Fuchses Zinnober vor, der zur Zeit von George Washington gelebt hat.  








And Peter is using our membership to the Huntington to take a walk.  It has not expired and so he got in for free.  He had dinner with Pepperdine people at the Malibu Pier last night, overlooking the ocean.  He sent us lots of pictures.  Kind of funny when he sends those because all places are so familiar to us.  He even stopped to visit the San Gabriel Mission.  He is coming home tomorrow and will have quite the temperature shock: It snowed again here, but he is getting sunburned at the ocean because of all his time outdoors.  

The Huntington

 Chinese Garden at the Huntington
Chinesischer Garten

View during lunch 
Blick beim Mittagessen



Peter benutzt unsere Mitgliedskarte für das Huntington Museum (mit botanischem Garten), um spazieren zu gehen.  Sie ist noch gültig!  Gestern hat er mit seinen Pepperdine Kollegen beim Malibu Pier zu Abend gegessen und lauter Fotos von der untergehenden Sonne am Meer geschickt.  Es ist so lustig all diese Orte wiederzusehen, die wir so gut kennengelernt haben.  Er hat sogar die San Gabriel Mission besucht.  Morgen kommt er nach Hause und wird sich wieder an Schnee gewöhnen müssen.  In Südkalifornien hat er einen Sonnenbrand bekommen!  


 San Gabriel Mission



 Malibu (evening)
Malibu (Abend)

Pepperdine: Lunch
Pepperdine: Mittagessen

Evening
Abend

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6 comments:

  1. Well, some of the movies were working today! It was just the "Psst" movies. Very cute! It's great that Peter could get in on your pass. Malibu is beautiful!

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    1. Oh good, I think Peter did enjoy the whole atmosphere there.

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  2. The psst movie book trailer was funny, I will have to see if we can borrow the book.

    I hope you managed to catch up on some sleep, 2am bedtimes not good as I well know :-)

    Happy Monday

    San x

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    1. I think the author is Irish, so they should have his books in your part of the world too.

      I did get some more sleep, but it never seems to be enough. Peter is coming down with the flu, so I guess there will be less sleep again for me. I always have to think of you then . . .

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  3. I hope Peter is feeling better soon and that you don't get sick. The personal movies are finally working again on my Safari browser so I got to see Malibu and the sunset over the Pacific. So pretty!! All of you could sure use some sunshine . . Sending healthy thoughts your way . xoxo

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    1. He was up again today, but went to bed really early (and slept in this morning). He is not his usual self yet. Yes, some sunshine would be good! Miriam was feeling worse today and then she dropped a chair on her toes. She was lying on the couch all afternoon and was really miserable. Tomorrow is her ballet observation class. I don't think she will be able to go at all. She was so happy that she was feeling better and now this.

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