Indulging in Praha

When you hear your alarm ringing at 4:30 am, it’s hard to not be mad. But when you hear your alarm ringing at 4:30 am because you have to  walk to bus to tram to train (see previous post) to airport to PRAGUE, you ain’t mad!!!!!!!!!! We arrived in Prague tired, over packed, and hungry So immediately…

Trains and Treins

Wednesdays are the bomb.com here in the Netherlands. School ends at 12. Teachers and students rejoice. Today, Gayle and I decided to make the most of our time off and boarded a train to Antwerp, Belgium. Ed Sheeran sang me to sleep and quick 2 hour nap later, voila, we had arrived. Antwerp Central Station…

Secret spots and sharp scissors

Last Thursday a group of english speakers from Group 7 joined me and Gayle in a small group activity. We are joining up with my classroom at ML Phillips, where I student teach in Fort Worth, to be pen pals. The students here had an opportunity to ask us plenty of questions and practice their…

Walk to Bus to Train to Bus to Tram to Tram to Train to Amsterdam

“Pack light!” they said. “I will!” I said. I totally lied. Weekend travels are increasingly tough with an unnecessary amount of belongings perched upon your back. Plus, of course, the 234239842 things you decided to purchase that don’t fit in your backpack, so you get to hold in a little bag while you walk from…

Workin’ Hard or Hardly Workin’?

This morning we watched group 6 (4th grade) do a workshop with the counselor on feelings and emotions. Their teacher explained to us a simulation they previously did before this workshop. Each child had a post-it on their back and walked around the room as music played. When the music stopped, they would write a…

Bieber Fever

Successfully got to the bus stop, got on the correct bus, and got off at the right stop to get to our school. Walked about a mile and realized, “Hey, this doesn’t look familiar…Good thing these two old ladies look friendly!!” Well, apparently there are two Nutsschool’s in the same city. Whowouldathought?! Not us, or…

Single

Today I felt super ugly. I walked into a room of 12 year old girls who looked as if they were famous Instagramers and boys who had to have come straight out of a JCrew magazine. The morning began with a trip to the University, Den Haag Hodgeschool. There we got a tour, had lunch,…

Wheels up

If you know me at all, or have had the unfortunate experience of sitting next to me on a flight, you would know the world “flight” alone is enough to raise my blood pressure. So as I sit in this piece of cardboard that they call a “seat” in this aluminum flying can that they…