Friday, June 26, 2009

Theo Speaks Spanish

Theo is a modest person. He doesn't always like to draw attention to himself. So it was a surprise to most of the parents--and a couple of administrators, too--that Theo actually has learned a lot of Spanish this year. On the next -to-last day of school he gave a presentation for his "Clase Abierta" for parents. The assignment was to integrate themes or bodies of knowledge he had learned throughout the year by using these themes to analyze and present a particular topic.

Theo chose to present on the jaguar. I took a video of the presentation. The light is bad, and I was sitting too close to show his PowerPoint slides (I wanted to be sure to get the audio). So here is Theo speaking Spanish after a year of immersion at Colegio Argentino.

(Obviously I'm a proud father).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Surfing in Sausal (haha that sounds like a magic treehouse book)

Today I went out with the coach to a harder surfing area in Sausal (a city north of Ensenada) with some really nice waves. It was just us two and we got on our boards and went out pretty far. I caught some nice waves, even a 5 footer (which is pretty good considering this was only my 4th time surfing). Anyway I had a really good time and I'll probably will be going again.
Here are some pics, and I hope next time I'll be able to say I caught a wave over 6 feet.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

SURFING!! (again)

We went surfing again today. We had a lot of fun, and even improved some.
Here are some pics of the day:

Monday, June 15, 2009


I know it's been a successful year for this reason: I got 10s on all of my exams! All meaning 6 different subjects and 10 meaning perfect scores! This means that I actually have learned a little Spanish this year. The school year is almost over, and I have taken my last exams. I still have a big project that I have to present in front of parents and students and my teacher Mr. Martín. It's a big part of my part of my grade, but I'm almost done. I'm sure that the next two weeks will go by fast.

Here are a couple of pictures of me at school. You'll see me and Mr. Martín and the Olmec head I made for a different project a couple of months ago.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Since we arrived in Ensenada, I've been wanting to try surfing. I've been swimming three days a week for the past 10 months so I could become a better swimmer and be more comfortable in the water.

Today we got out to the beach at about 9 a.m. with a this cool surfing instructor who calls himself "The Coach." He had all the equipment for us, including surfboards and wetsuits in various sizes. He and his wife, Americans who have been living in Ensenada for about 15 years, also prepared lunch, hot chocolate, and made a fire on the beach. It was great. We surfed for about 3 hours and had a awesome time, such a good time that we'll be going again next weekend.

We have very few pictures because my mom was surfing too so there was nobody to take pictures, but here are some we got: