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 […]

Rocky Road to Dublin

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At 5:40AM, on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, I met seven tired friends on the first floor of our Lupton N-block accommodation.  We had an adventure planned, and it started at the Leeds train station at 6:30. Things weren’t off to a great start when we got word at 6:25 that our 6:30 train […]

Spring, flowers, and the budding off all things

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  The temperatures have finally begun to rise slightly, leading to the blooming of spring flowers. In general, the weather has been cloudy, rainy, and windy but that has not really dampened my mood. A great deal has been on my mind as I ponder how time has flown and how much has changed in […]