I am going to video a class with a bunch of kids I don’t know tomorrow morning. I will try out Blaine’s new to me method of talking to an actor in present tense and the class in past, and I am going to steal a version of the story that Bryce used at iFLT this summer, in which two kids want to do something with the same boy. I will start by asking them to draw or write where they would like to go with a friend and to put a big star if they would like to be the actors for the story. I will teach them the rules as we do some PQA. I will put up both Cyrillic and Latin characters for the Russian words, and I will use just a few cognates: teatr, concert, bank…checking to make sure that they are true cognates. I will get an artist up right away to draw the story, and that or another artist might get to draw some of the locations.