We had seen Francesca, on of the English teachers, earlier and she had asked us to send anyone who was supposed to be teaching with her up to her room. No one had shown up (there is some sickness going around), so after being kicked out of the other class, we went to Francesca's class. She was happy to have us help. Caleb showed up a few minutes later and joined us. We took turns reading a passage about Nelson Mandela to the class. Then we split up and helped smaller groups do a worksheet.
After class I went to Mama's Bakery with Joe and Cella. I had a sesame bagel with butter. I then went to the Palazzo Capponi. I hung out at the library until I had to go to my next teaching session at 1pm.
My next class wasn't so great. They misbehaved by being too loud and not listening to instructions so instead of watching a video, Maria Grazia had them read from their book. They were reading a dialogue which was pretty funny to me as a native English speaker. The characters said expressions such as "You're a star!" There was also an expression that didn't make sense/ was misused. The character said "Go on!" but I would say "Come on!" I guess that could be the British way of saying it, but it just seemed wrong to me.
I went back to the library and fell asleep (whoops). Joe woke me up and then I had to go on an Art History outing. We went to the Palazzo Medici to see one fresco. Just ONE! I don't know why we even went. It honestly wasn't that cool or interesting. Luca lectured for a long time about nothing really. Mostly talking about the subject of the painting rather than the technique or anything important (it was of the Magi, a story that I, and most, already know).
|A stand selling cacti|
On my way home I stopped and got hot chocolate and a croissant- ish pastry. It was a very rainy, disqustig day so the hot chocolate was perfect. Hot chocolate here is nothing like at home. It literally is hot chocolate, as in melted chocolate. Its thinned out a tiny bit, but it is not made with milk like in the states.
For dinner I had pasta with a cheese and tomato sauce, chicken, and baked zucchini. For dessert we had the chocolate filled cookie- ish things again.