Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to Houston every July, and we love taking groups of ESL students to see the “greatest show on earth.” It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and this year was no different. One student was celebrating his birthday on Wednesday, so he and more than 40 of his ESL friends from a dozen countries arrived at the Circus in party hats and clown noses. We were in good company! Students were delighted to watch the antics of the big cats, little dogs, and (of course) an abundance of clowns. All of the favorite acts were there, including the world-famous elephants and tight-rope walkers, as well as some new ones … unicycle basketball, anyone?