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Mr. David

I’m Mr. David. No longer Mr. Shick. It’s a thing here. I don’t mind. Kids are happy so I roll with it.


First two days of classes have been fun. Exhausting, but that’s expected at the start of every new year. I will need to be on my toes having an 8th grade class. That’s new thing. I have some squirrelly boys that I will need to keep busy. More games and getting kids in motion in class. All will be well.


My advanced high level (HL) classes are going to be pressure packed, but oh my, they are excellent mathematicians. I had my 11th grade group working on some “you should know this” material from the book and they rocked it. Combing roots and rational expressions are not easy tasks. They killed it. I’m excited to see what my 12th grade group has in store for me.


I have three days of IB training after school starting Friday. Not looking forward to it. The material will be interesting and I look forward to learning more about the program, but the time of day will suck big time. 3:00pm to 7:00pm. It’s because the class is being done online via zoom from Paris. IB is a world wide network. I have no other choice. C’est la vie.


I got paid yesterday. Good timing. I needed it. It was a bunch more than I expected because I get paid in USD, but they have to convert it into RMB. Right now the Chinese dollar is struggling. It’s usually a 6:1 ratio, but right now it’s closer to a 7:1. I was going to transfer funds back to the states, but think I’ll hold off a month to see if the RMB rebounds.


Getting paid means I can go crazy on TaoBao again. Ordered some artwork for my classroom walls and rugs for my apartment.


I’m feeling obligated to share some pics. Have a picture of my dinner.



I would feel weird sharing any pics of my students. Won’t go there.


This training thing is going to kill most of my weekend. I’m going to miss a staff Friday Night Lights. They’re going to play Ultimate frisbee on the new field with students. Bummed I’ll miss that.

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Mike Durkee
Mike Durkee
Sep 03, 2022

I noticed a typo in your title.... should have been Mr. David! Almost didn't know who's blog I was reading :D

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Heresolong
Heresolong
Sep 01, 2022

Introduction to the Martial Arts here. Hopefully Steve's kids won't hit us with golf balls and require a response in force. 🙂


Dinner does look good. If you've never made sushi yourself it is very time consuming when you aren't an expert, and takes seconds to eat, especially if you have a group of people eating. Ask me how I know.

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Dinner looks tasty. Is that from the school cafeteria? How is the school's food? One would never take a picture of the food Meridian serves! We start with kids today. The school has us doing some fun "breakout sessions" tomorrow, mine is Golf 101--gonna teach em how to hit a golf ball and try to hit a target for prizes.

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David Shick!
David Shick!
Sep 01, 2022
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Food has been great. That was my dinner (about $7) delivered on a scooter to the campus gate. I've been eating sushi quite a bit. I like experimenting quite a bit with the different types. The tuna is my favorite so far. It's way less expensive to have your meals delivered as opposed to making things yourself.


The lunches at the school are very good. Students and staff have been raving about the quality. I skip the main dish every day and hit the large salad bar. I have a large salad for lunch along with a smaller plate of fruit. My fridge is stocked well (again delivered) with fruit and beverages, and really nothing else. I've been avoiding any…


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