Friday, April 11, 2014

Countdown Clocks

..............paperwork is one of the worst part of anything that life throws at us. It is necessary of course, but also quite tiresome and tedious........I have completed the paperwork and faxed it off for the journey to New Zealand! I guess it is starting to become more real all the time. The next few days will be busy with a Color Run and the normal activities of daily school and home life. Next week I  will need to start contacting people in the Embassy or Consulate to see if they have any contacts for the school systems near Auckland........... oh and did I mention that it will be winter when we are there?  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Adventures begin in your mind and carry on through your life, if you allow them to. I have always dreamed of visiting New Zealand and seeing the volcanoes and learning about the Maori culture. I pondered and sweated and created essays to submit to make my dream come true and last Friday ..................... the dream came true. I am a Hilton  - IIE Teacher Trek grant recipient and I will be going to New Zealand in August.  More to follow, but wanted to get this started again so i could record all of the feelings and tasks ahead of me...................  My class shared the phone call!!