The ROK-y Road

Oh how I scoffed

I thought my students wouldn’t be able to handle paracord bracelets but they did amazing. I only said the directions ONCE with the intention of going over it over and over again with the ppt. Holy crap. I’m sure friends were helping friends… but they’re prodigies  if they can tie a paracord bracelet the first time. “Easier than dream catchers” they said. 

End of the Semester and Summer Camp

End of the Semester and Summer Camp

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First, here’s a picture of some dark clouds. It’s monsoon season…ish. Also there’s quite a bit of typhoons (aka hurricanes) raging around us. So we’ve gotten some rain. One morning was the hardest rain I’ve ever been in. The Coloradan in me was like “oh, it will stop in a few minutes. 10 minutes tops” but we got more and more soaked on the 15 minute walk to school and 40 minutes later it was…

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Making 20 of these tomorrow with my middle school 1st graders for summer camp. An insane idea.
Their English is high enough to understand directions (an awesome way to reinforce prepositions) bbuuuttt I’m worried that the project itself may be too hard. They struggled a bit with making dream catchers. Too late now.  Even if it takes the whole day I think we can all figure it out. 

Making 20 of these tomorrow with my middle school 1st graders for summer camp. An insane idea.

Their English is high enough to understand directions (an awesome way to reinforce prepositions) bbuuuttt I’m worried that the project itself may be too hard. They struggled a bit with making dream catchers. Too late now.  Even if it takes the whole day I think we can all figure it out. 

It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World

When I was in Ghana, I met someone from Colorado. A random white guy was stuck in a taxi at a red light. We yelled at each other – hey, great to see another obruni (white person) blah, blah. “Hey, where you from?” the light turned and the taxi started rolling away, “Colorado” I shout. “Me to” but then he was gone.

The world is small sometimes.

There’s a really nice woman who lives in our…

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Technology and Internet in Korea

Technology and Internet in Korea

Chris helped write this post – I know some of you say you never hear from him.

Korean computer tech equal parts amazingly advanced and ridiculously outdated.

On one hand, Korea prides itself on having some of the best WiFi in the world. The internet here is the fastest in the world and has been for at least 3 years running, probably longer. It’s so fast that the next fastest country, Japan, is…

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Finals end today. So I have 14 days to entertain kids with non-book lessons. Already have a game of dodge-ball planned for 1st grade boys so I have essentially become this teacher.