Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Quick Update

The new classroom :)
Okay, so I’m in the airport in Nome.  Where am I heading?  Home for break!!! Okay, not really.  I’m actually on my way back to Shishmaref.  I can’t believe it’s time to go back already.  I got to spend my break with friends and family and it was definitely needed. 

Beautiful fountain in Seattle
Before I went home for break I got to spend some time in Seattle.  I had the pleasure of seeing the Space Needle, Pike’s Market, the U-District, and other random places.  I had never been there before but I thought that it was the perfect opportunity to do so.  I just lengthened my layover and enjoyed the ride. 
First Starbucks EVER!!
When I was home I made sure to go to Culvers.  You don’t know what that is?  It’s the best fast food place ever!!  They’ve got amazing butter burgers and custard.  No, I’m not being paid to advertise for Culvers, I do that all on my own.   I also made sure to go all of the places I was craving, such as, Fuji, Perkins, Applebee’s, and Olive Garden.  Every one of these places was as good as I remembered.

Troll under the bridge, in Seattle
I mailed 3 boxes back to Shish. I recently learned that a block of cheese can be sent and will be in perfect condition as long as it’s sent in a flat rate box.  How many blocks of cheese did I send? 1?  2?  3?  Nope, I sent 6 blocks of Swiss cheese to my PO Box and it should arrive on Tuesday.  I also sent other food items I got that aren’t perishables and a bunch of my Christmas presents.

Space Needle, of couse

Now that you’ve heard my experience at home for the last few weeks, take a guess, am I ready to go back or do I want to stay in the lower 48?  I am just going to tell you because it’s going to be too difficult to come up with hints for this.  I don’t really know the answer.  I am thrilled to go back and see my kids and Sally; however, I wish Shishmaref were closer to home. 

Me and Aunt Mary, sitting on a pig, at Pike's Market
On another note, I changed my classroom around before I went home and have gotten a few things for the room to add.  The pictures randomly scattered throughout this post are of the new and improved Pre-K classroom! :)

A few of my Christmas presents - the flowers are whiteboards!

Dramatic Play and Blocks

New table set up

I brought the shape carpet back in

Sally helping me unpack. She just found her new toy mice in the catnip!

Here's a video regarding the Seattle stuff above.  This is a fish stand at Pike's Market.  Every time someone orders fish, the guy on the outside throws it to the guy on the inside.  

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