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

Create, Myanmar / Burma, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized

Laughter Echoes Amongst the Stupas

Four days of relaxation, lots of laughing, bicycling through ancient pagodas, spurts of torrential rain and thousands of stupas.  I just returned from a fantastic trip to the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar. Founded in the 9th century, Bagan has gone through many metamorphoses leaving it full of rich architecture and stunning panoramas. As we… Continue reading Laughter Echoes Amongst the Stupas

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, Create, Myanmar / Burma, Photography, Travel

Monkey Temple

Before the motorbike, there was the bicycle.  In order to enjoy this mode of transportation one had to rise early in the morning and return by mid-day or your body would most certainly be extracted of all liquids via, I swear, osmosis. One lovely early morning, with fluffy clouds drifting above, three explorers donned our… Continue reading Monkey Temple

Adventure, Myanmar / Burma, Photography, Travel

First Foray into “Suburban” Mandalay

On Friday I purchased a motor bike.    It has changed everything.  The freedom to move about, to go beyond the small radius afforded by my bicycle, has renewed my energy and excitement about this country.  I'm just not a big, dirty city gal.  I love the country.  And it is stunning here.  Very different… Continue reading First Foray into “Suburban” Mandalay