Weekend Getaways (EXPLORE)

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So, one of the best parts where I live in France is my proximity to other countries and the ease of access to get there. I live in a town called Chambéry in the Savoie region of France, which is located in the French Alps and here is a list of nearby places to visit. […]

A Travelers Attempt at Poetry

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Have you ever experienced a moment where the feeling of awe is so great that the response it evokes inside you is too strong to hold in?  It’s as if the feelings are just too lively, bubbling about, and they might just overflow, out over the top of your head and spill onto the ground […]

2018 Chair-a-tea #bandabears

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Every year Bandelier Elementary school has a fundraiser event called the Chair-a-tea where chairs, desks and tables are auctioned off and parents and staff can enjoy snacks and so fellowship! The chairs, desks and tables are created and painted by each class at the school. They are AMAZING and super cute! It is a tradition […]

Thankful!

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As student teaching comes to an end here in a couple of weeks, I am so thankful for my cohort. My cohort is five other ladies who student teach with me at Bandelier Elementary school every day. We have taken classes together for the past year and a half and have grown together as people […]

Enjoy the season you are in!

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Hello Everyone! I hope life is treating you well. It has been a while since I have posted and life has been crazy but, wonderful. Currently, I am in my last semester of college and student teaching full time. I am student teaching in a first-grade classroom Monday through Friday and it is very rewarding […]

Still not used to it…

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Hey guys, so we are quickly approaching the 8-month mark… which is SO weird to think about. Time is flying by but then at times feel like it is standing still. So I had something interesting happen to me yesterday that made me recall my first few weeks in Chambéry and then I began thinking […]

Language Exchange

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So as I was trying to think of a blog to write, this term came up. One that is very common here in Chambéry but one that when I used it with my friends from the States was… all but foreign to them. I am currently involved in two language exchanges myself and they are […]