I spent some time at the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School in Hyde Park, Massachusetts just on the outskirts of Boston.
There was a big college fair there, and I went to cover for a colleague. My directions gave an address of One Washington Plaza. I spent about an hour searching, asking, and guessing where it might be. Finally, I ran into a couple of APR graduates who hopped in my car and guided me there. The address was One Westinghouse Plaza! What a difference one word can make... A good lesson for a teacher!
The school was very nice, as schools go. It was located in a refitted Westinghouse factory. The people were friendly and gave me a great spot to join the fun. I also met some quality young people. They were impressive in their seriousness and maturity.
What a wonderful summer it was! I did a lot of local traveling and spent a lot of time with my family. We went camping several times, and did a lot of swimming, but I never took my sailboat out! It is all just a memory now...
I found this student waiting outside the first day of class.
We have a nice group of students this semester, and I think we are going to enjoy studying English together!
Here is what it looked like yesterday about 5:00 in the afternoon at the English Language Institute. I guess our crab apple tree needs to be pruned!