Tag Archive | Education

First Graders and Fall Festivals

My First Graders were excited, but still performed well on their spelling tests, wrote stories about scarecrows, and managed to have Physical Education all before going home at Noon, today. A major fundraising event for our Parent/Teacher/Student group is the annual Fall Festival. The theme is always based on Halloween and involves the whole campus. […]

Jordan Adventures

Jordan Adventures

This covers Jordan, gluten-free eating, friendliness, Bible, Islamic Nation, travel.

Misconceptions about Hygiene

When we first thought about this move to Alexandria, Egypt the obvious questions came up in conversations. One was a reflection on the many countries we have had the privilege to travel through or live. Obviously, the distinct smells and fragrances of each place came clear in our minds. What would be distinctive about Egypt […]

Lights Out

Another day on the Mediterranean, but all is not perfect. There are issues with the power. Living in Egypt has brought about many changes, some good, some not so good. Power plants always seem to be a target and that has happened here. Because they are not quite up to the full capacity we have power outages […]

The First Week of Egyptian Living

Truthfully, it was a grueling trip to Alexandria, Egypt. We began with not getting a full night’s sleep on Thursday as our fire alarm went off in the building at 3:00 am. once that happened and the police and fire fighters arrived only to find nothing, thankfully, we just could not go back to sleep. […]

From Sea to Shining Sea

The semester has only two weeks left and I will administer finals the week after. The last for Santa Rosa Junior College in my current career. Bittersweet as always to end one chapter and begin another. Now to the process of living near the water, both in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Mediterranean. Easy walks to both […]

Midnight at the Oasis

     Such fun to be had – searching for songs about the desert. Theme from Lawrence of Arabia, Maria Muldaur singing in the background about sending camels to bed, all hidden treasures sparking more interest in our new home. We are listening to Egyptian artists such as Habib, Sherine, and Omr. Reading literature each evening about […]