I gave some Skittles to my students. The purpose is to share different kinds of American candies so they know what candies Americans like. They liked it so much that they asked for more. Skittles are popular among Americans so it’s appropriate to share. I also asked them to recall their fruit vocabularies based on what flavors they have tried.
During lunch time, fasule (bean soup with meat) is served for 200 leke at Restorant Hysa. It also comes with pickled cabbage and pepper, and some slices of bread to soak the juice. It’s the best there is in Belsh! They also serve good Pilaf in the morning for breakfast!
I introduced this popular solution to all Asian sickness to my Albanian students. I’m sure most Asians uses green oil for their symptoms. I use this to relieve headaches and stuffy nose. I walked around the classroom and asked my students to smell this. Some backed out because the strong minty scent, while others wanted to put some on their wrist so they could sniff it. Surprisingly, most of the students liked it!
Albanian of the day:
bllokoj – to block
nenexhik is the plant, the smell of the plant is mente, which is mint.
gëzohem – There are a few meanings. One meaning means “Pleased to meet you” and it also means “I’m Happy”.
molë – moth
mollë – apple
zvarritem – to crawl
furrtare/buburrec – cockroach
I know you’ve been waiting for new vocabs! If you want to tell the chef how you want your eggs made, here are some to use:
veza e rahur – scrambled egg
e verdhe e vezës – sunny side up
Students carved fruits into things as part of our lecture.
This is based from Blockbuster 4, Unit 22 Art fit to eat!
My second counterpart bought new tables and chairs for the computer classroom and the English classroom. They were so happy and grateful that I helped them in getting the Peace Corps grant. I feel like I can finally close this chapter and move on. I achieved something great for the school. Students were happy and comfortable with the new class furniture. My counterpart said she will remember me every time she looks at them.
Here are the photos from the English classroom:
Photos from Computer Lab
I made Rice Krispies treats for my wonderful Albanian friends. They actually liked it and want to learn to make this. It’s tricky to get Marshmallows here in Albania but it can be done. Marshmallows is not known in Albania unfortunately.
As we Americans know that we loved eating this as a kid. They were my school lunch snacks and after school snacks favorite.
Rice Krispy in Albanian is Oriz kërcitës
Students wrote down what they love on their heart-shaped post-it note. Many varies from mom, dad, their siblings, their country, boyfriend and girlfriend and such. Students were so eager to help on the project because it is unique and different to them. A few have taken photos of this mini post-it project, and then I hung it on the chalk board for everyone to see.