I was told that today after classes we’d all be heading down to Ozurgeti to give “the poor peoples” mandarines. I sorta chuckled when they said this, but I suppose for Georgia, many of the families in my village have enough to eat and drink and live a comfortable life. We loaded up in the [...]
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Today was the big day! (Read this page first to find out why I have been fundraising to get my entire 6th Grade class new English Level 3 books!) So, I was able to catch a ride in a car all the way to school so I didn’t have to carry all 21 books and [...]
Last week while I was in Batumi I ordered the English World Level 3 books for my 6th grade class so this weekend they were ready to be picked up! I grabbed those along with the maps for this class…plus I found a donor to match the Grant amount we received so I ordered 4 [...]
I arrived to school much earlier than I needed to because I had a feeling at least one of the chalkboards were going up today…and I guessed right! I walked straight to my 6th grade class and sure enough the one of the male teachers had already gotten to work. I “assisted” by taking pictures. [...]
After school today we celebrated the arrival of the chalkboards! In Georgia, a Supra, or large party with food and drinks, accompanies any celebration you could think of. From weddings and birthdays, to funerals and anniversaries and even anniversaries of funerals! All of my teachers add something to the event, their signatures dish, cups/plates/forks/and napkins, [...]
When I told my 5th Grade class that they were going to be receiving one of the new Grant Chalkboards – they went wild!!! This is the other class that I provided “Special English Notebooks” and am also working towards an Ice Cream Party if they all continue to try throughout the semester. There are [...]
If you all remember I applied for the GreenHeart Travel grant to purchase new Chalkboards/Whiteboards for my school in Shroma. We were awarded $250 USD which equals about 400 Lari. I found out this week that there was one more place I could check to see if we could buy Chalkboards rather than the more [...]
Check out the new and improved Donate Page…now called the WE DID IT! page to find out more!
You see that yellow DONATE button on the right side of this page? Yea…head on over there and make 21 little Georgian students day. I dare you!
Hello! After an entire week of not accessing the internet, I was greeted with more donations that have flowed in this past week. We are so close to reaching our total of $525 dollars to supply my 6th grade class with the Level 3 English books they will need for next semester! There are still [...]
I’ve always loved “Love Graffiti” as I call it. Anytime a heart or the word Love or I Love You is painted onto the side of a wall, I smile inside and out, and feel a bit lighter for the rest of the day. So, when I woke up this morning and started walking towards [...]
Ok, here’s the current numbers: 15 English books are still needed and we’ve got about a week left before I need to order the books (which is December 1st). So send the link out to your friends and family so we can get these kids what they need for next semester! : )
At the beginning of school I purchased notebooks for each of my 6th grade students so they could keep all of our English lessons in one place. By doing this, it seemed to make the class even more special and students started paying more attention. I numbered each book (since they looked the same) and [...]
I’ve received tons of emails asking about where we stand on the Level 3 English Books for my Grade 6. Therefore, I devised a little countdown chart so we can all keep track together! I’ll post this chart every few days so you will know where we stand, or you can pop over to the [...]
The day began early. It was still dark and brisk outside. Our bus was quiet as it puttered down the road….and then the 6th graders arrived. I think we can all remember field trips when we were young and the excitement and privilege of going on such an excursion is apparently cross-cultural. They danced most [...]
Hello, I’m Melony
I'm a 28-year old Optimist who loves exploring the world by moving to new places. Originally from New Mexico, I've moved to Busan, South Korea to teach, pay off debt, and find my voice online before setting out for a new adventure! Each day, I try to view the world around me with a positive twist and would love to share it with you. Welcome to a fresh new day!