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One week down

I wish I had more to share about what’s happened since we’ve been back. Wes has a great post about our experience on the boat and all the housing confusion. We are still in the first house we were placed … Continue reading

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National Park of American Samoa Field Trip

Last Tuesday, the whole school went on a field trip to the National Park. The Paka o Amerika Samoa encompasses nearly the whole island of Ta’u (technically, it includes the village of Faleasao, where I live and teach). The NPS … Continue reading

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Home sweet home

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated. We got back to Manu’a on January 3rd. School started the next day–on a Wednesday–and it’s been full-speed ahead ever since. I got a new student this semester who doesn’t really … Continue reading

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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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