Adventure, Educate, Food, Myanmar / Burma, Photography, Third Grade, Travel

For the Love of Baking

On Thursday I took my third graders on a field trip to a bakery.  We had such fun.  Last week I started a mini-unit on career exploration.  We talked about what a career is (it was a vocab word last week) and what types of jobs are in each career and then specifically what jobs… Continue reading For the Love of Baking

Adventure, Animals, Educate, Photography, Travel

70 hours of Flying: Rescue Mission

September just whizzed by mostly due to preparing to head back to the USA for a quick rescue mission: flights booked, extra detailed lesson plans for my Assistant Teacher, organizing the troops on US soil...Back in August the gal that was supposed to care for my cats and my belongings through July 2014 decided that… Continue reading 70 hours of Flying: Rescue Mission

Adventure, Create, Myanmar / Burma, Photography, Travel

Bangkok, Thailand…Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

Sorry for the lack of posting.  The last few weeks have been filled with short work weeks and travel.  As Myanmar does not have work visas, at least not for teachers as of yet, the foreign teachers have to leave the country every 70 days on "visa runs."  Which means our local assistant teachers take… Continue reading Bangkok, Thailand…Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar

Adventure, Introspection, Myanmar / Burma, Photography, Uncategorized

From Ugh to Ahh in One Day

Will you allow me a moment to complain?  Or at least a bit of a vent?  I promise to reward you with photos and happiness later on. Teaching third grade is time consuming and really hard.  Hats off to all those that do it and love it.  It requires so much more planning than the… Continue reading From Ugh to Ahh in One Day

Adventure, Educate, Myanmar / Burma, Travel

Zero to Count

My last day in the US.  Flying out tomorrow morning bright and early. My journey tomorrow will be 25 hours starting from my home in Portland, Oregon to San Francisco, California... to Tokyo, Japan... to Bangkok, Thailand - arriving at 11pm. I'll be leaving the USA on May 9th, arriving in Bangkok, Thailand the night… Continue reading Zero to Count

Adventure, Educate

The Land of Golden Pagodas

I'm headed out for a new adventure.  You may be thinking, ah she's headed to Mexico.  But this is not the case.  Although I hope to get down there late next year, I'm headed in a more eastward direction with a whole lot of miles and ocean in between. I'm going to Myanmar!  A Buddhist… Continue reading The Land of Golden Pagodas