Didi Madloba (Big Thank Yous)

Today the 6th graders got a chance to be as crafty as they possibly could - and probably for the first time in school! As promised, after all the donations to get this class the Level 3 English World Books, I wanted to send all the donors something unique. This is a school where not ...

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Giorgi the Little Rascal

I'd like to take a moment to share with you in detail a person I rarely mention but with whom I interact with almost on a daily basis. His name is Giorgi and he's in 4th grade. He's one of our neighbor's kids and spends many hours of every day working with his mother for ...

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Anaklia Concert

I woke up this early Saturday morning thinking I was headed on a nice, relaxing excursion with my host family to a lovely town called Anaklia....You'd think I'd have learned by now - things are never what you think here. Instead, I was rushed into getting ready an hour earlier than I thought and had ...

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Oz Concert

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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6th Grade SURPRISE!

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 workbooks ...

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To and from T’bilisi in a day

Our train took all night and we arrived in T'bilisi at 6:30am. It was still dark outside so we grabbed a taxi and headed to a hostel where some of his friends worked. We were allowed to take showers and change, get on free wifi and make some coffee. As the sun came up, others ...

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Tchanieti Village

Tchanieti village is just 5 minutes outside of Ozurgeti and is where Cajun has been teaching all semester. I was invited to stay because he was having a goodbye supra to celebrate his time teaching. The school is much different from Shroma in many ways. It's about as large as mine, but there aren't nearly as ...

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