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This is (American) Samoa

After several frustratingly unsuccessful attempts to leave Ta’u, we finally made it to Tutuila on Sunday. We had a lovely two-day WorldTeach mid-service conference and now we are free to frolic about on the paved roads. Our first order of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in the South Pacific

Our Thanksgiving was a lot like it would’ve been at home, but with more beaches, sunshine, snorkeling, and puppies. (Okay so nothing like home.) It was strange being away from family, but we ended up having a great time with … Continue reading

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Teaching Science in the South Pacific and a Plea for Teaching Advice

Teaching science is a little weird for me here since all of the books we have are from the U.S. We can’t use the majority of the solar system unit because it focuses on the northern hemisphere. For instance, there … Continue reading

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Tsunami drills, anniversary prep, and some interesting perspectives from 7 year olds

September 29th is the anniversary of the tsunami that hit Tutuila (the main island) in 2009. Something like 34 people were killed and one entire elementary school building was destroyed. Even though the tsunami did not hit our island, Ta’u, … Continue reading

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Oh no biggie…just whale watching and sun-bathing in September.

Wow, I haven’t posted anything in a while! Don’t worry; I’m still here! Today started out as not-the-best day. My Kindle died yesterday. My watch stopped working this morning. I barely got any sleep last night because I kept hearing … Continue reading

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Discovering the Milkyway and the Deep

This weekend we discovered that, if we walk to the side of the house and look up, we can see the milky way from our front yard. So that’s pretty neat. Hopefully I will be able to trick my camera … Continue reading

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Monday, August 15th

Well, I’m online. For a minute at least. I had this long blog post prepared with all these great photos of our house and our village but I wrote it in Word at home and the Mac at school won’t … Continue reading

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Flight Night!

Can you believe we’ve already been here for almost 3 weeks? Orientation has been really intense, but it’s starting to wind down so I have some free time tonight to update the ol’ blogerewski. Tomorrow we will present our final … Continue reading

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Easy like Sunday morning

People take the Sabbath pretty seriously here in Am.Sam. The only acceptable activity on Sunday is going to church. Since orientation has been so intense, most of us opted to stay “home” instead. I’m really enjoying all the not-doing-stuff today. … Continue reading

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Talofa, Ta’u!

Hey e’rbody. We received our placements today! Unless something changes, Wes and I will be living on Ta’u. He’ll be teaching high school science and I’ll be teaching elementary everything (not just English–are you surprised?!?). I’m not sure which grade … Continue reading

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