Friday, December 14, 2018

St. Nick!

St. Nick was busy visiting kiddos across Europe on December 6 but he had a little free time today so we had a visit from him!  We got to take off our shoes during rest time and leave them outside of our classroom!  St. Nick came and brought us a treat and a sparkly star!

The Christmas Pickle!

From Russia, we popped over to Germany to learn about the tradition of the Christmas Pickle!  On Christmas Eve, a pickle ornament is hidden in the tree and whomever is the first to find it Christmas morning gets a special present!

Russian Spiced Tea!

We are learning about holiday traditions from different parts of the world over the next couple of weeks!  First up...spiced tea from Russia!  Yum!  We did:

1 canister of tang
1 canister of lemonade powder
1 cup instant tea with lemon
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 box of red hots

It was a big hit!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Cooking Club!

We had our first cooking club today and it was AMAZING!  We had so much fun making a treat that even Jane Goodall's chimpanzees would like...because it had bananas as an ingredient! I tried to take them all to eat for myself but the kids wouldn't have it!  We spread almond butter on rice cakes and sliced up bananas for the top!  Thank you Mrs. Hannah and Mr. Rob for teaching us how to do this!

Friday, November 30, 2018


We had some fishy fun this week learning about the oceans and the creatures that live in the ocean!


I had the amazing opportunity to go to Cambodia over Thanksgiving break to build a security fence around an orphanage.  It was so amazing how the kids, no matter how small, came right along beside us and did all of the hard work with us!
Some highlight were:
Giving the kiddos their goody bags from our class!

Working hard...and having the kids correct me when I did it wrong!

Making new friends!

Painting a SAINTS gate!

Eating homemade banana chips!

Riding to and from work in the back of this truck!

The teamwork that happened to build the fence!

Cleaning off in the lake one night!

Feeling strong!

Once an ice cream truck (that was actually an ice cream motorcycle) came and was playing really loud music from a boom box the ice cream man had duct taped to the back of his bike!  Work turned into a dance party!

Fresh coconut water each morning!