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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Picking up the books!

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 ...

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Operation Installation

I arrived to school much earlier than I needed to because I had a feeling at least one of the grant 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 ...

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Chalkboard Supra

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, ...

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Update on 5th Grade

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 ...

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Chalkboards in Transit

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 ...

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