Tag Archives: Samoa

Fa’alavelave

Yesterday was a very sad day for our school. Our Vice Principal died. He was my Samoan language teacher but he was only able to teach two classes at the beginning of the school year before he became very dehydrated … Continue reading

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A day in the life: the typical, the bizarre, and the extraordinary

School was cancelled yesterday morning because the water in Faleasao (possibly on the whole island?) was not working. The Faleasao kids, who all live within a 3-minute walk of the elementary school, were sent home around 7. About ten minutes … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial Assembly

The English committee at Faleasao Elementary hosted a 9/11 memorial assembly today. We had a banner competition and each class performed a song or poem. Afterward, we watched a few slide-shows about 9/11 and then had a balloon release (students … Continue reading

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