Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A Present from Winnipeg!


I'm back in Calgary, and I have to say that it's good to be home again. As all of my students know, I was just in Winnipeg for a Teaching English as a Second Language conference where I was doing a presentation on blogs. It was a lot of fun, but I kind of missed home. Wow, I was only gone for four days, but I got homesick! My presentation was on last Friday morning, and I was really impressed by how many people came to hear me talk. I talked about blogs and how they can help students to learn English from each other. I hope that the people who came to my presentation will start to use blogs with their students!

Anyway, it wasn't all work while I was in Winnipeg. I also went for long walks around the city. I walked all along the river and I also so the Manitoba Legislature building. The weirdest thing of all was the Hudson's Bay Store. It had a huge grocery store in the basement. I never expected that! One good thing though was that I found some specialty chocolates that you can only buy in Winnipeg. When I saw them, I knew that I had to buy them to share with my students. They are called Mordens' Russian Mints, and I guess they are really famous in Winnipeg. I think my students liked them. I shared them with my students today, and I had enough of them to share with both classes! It's too bad we can't buy these chocolate in Calgary. They are pretty good!

6 comments:

salia said...

Thank you so much Scott for your great present. That was perfect.

adelheid said...

yup...it was delicious! God, I wish I always had a teacher that gave me and my classmates these kinds of treats! Thank you!

mysteryviking said...

Suprising~you got a homesick by staying in Winnipeg for only four days(and you were still in Canada actually)^ ^
Thank you for sharing chocolates!:)

mitra said...

Thank you Scott for chocolate.

Abdullah said...

You've been away for 4 days only, yet you had homesick?? That was strange.

Sometimes, when I go on vacations with my family, I miss my homeland even if I didn't spend much time away, so I think I know how you felt.

Thank you for representing us in the confrence, and thanks A LOT for your chocolate.

genii always have very long names said...

I failed on reading and speaking mid exam. I daon't know why I got a low mark like this on speaking