Bacon: The Universal Language

The final week of our time here in Denmark is well underway, and it has been another different one. School is no longer in special weeks, so the students and teachers are back to their regular routines. This means 7 lessons a day and many more teachers. It was interesting to walk into the teachers’…

A Global Family

I’m going to start by saying that I typed this entire post, and then my iPad crashed and saved nothing, so I am very sorry for how late it is (I know you’ve missed me). I am back in the States now and am already back into the swing of full time teaching! Woo! For my last…

Backpacks in Berlin

The last stop on our 9 day backpacking journey took us to the city of Berlin where we spent a lot of time in museums and learning about the different wars that have affected the city. Obviously, much of the history we experienced centered around the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. Walking through the…

Czeching Out Vienna and Prague

Our last couple days were spent in Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic. Vienna started with another early morning train, giving us plenty of time to stop at a bakery for some refreshments. This was arguably our first real experience with people really not liking us (whether it was because we’re Americans or that we…

Hung[a]ry in Budapest

We came, we saw, we ate. Our first real leg of the journey took us to the two cities of Buda and Pest, where the signs of war and occupation still remains. The cities, separated by the Danupe but otherwise clearly one city, are filled with old buildings and religious relics. We started off Sunday…

Copenhagen: Closed for the Season

…or so it felt. Most of the main attractions, like Tivoli (world’s oldest amusement park), were closed for the season and didn’t have any plans to reopen in the time we were there. We made the most of what we could do! The day started with a 5:45am wake up call to get to the…

HICT: High Intensity Cardio Treks

Hello again! Unfortunately, my posts have been less regular as we become busier and more tired when we get home. Let me catch you up on what we did on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. They were a bit irregular because we did not have lessons to attend at Kornmod, which makes me miss our daily…

A Short Mountain with a View

Monday saw us back at Kornmod with Jane’s 6th graders and back in the kitchen! This time, we made a true brunch that was heavy on the diversity, light on desserts. I worked directly with two of the girls to make mac n cheese, where I learned that my ability to judge portions is just…

Tall People + Small Cars = ?

Math must be different in Denmark because for some reason, this equation ends with a positive result. We have seen 1 pick up, and it was a small one used by a construction company, and everything else ranges from a Fiat to a Volkswagen hatchback. Way to be eco friendly, folks (the colloquial alternative to…

“Brunch”

That was the plan, to make brunch. It started off in planning with a well rounded assortment that included eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit salad, and some Danish pastries. Interestingly enough, when we split up into our cooking groups today, there was no longer a plan to make eggs, sausage, or fruit salad and all three…

Can You Say Rød Grød Med Fløde?

I’ll write in a series of questions today as asked by the 7th graders and answered by Emily, Melissa, and I. Opening note: 7th graders want to know everything and aren’t afraid to ask questions. How old are you when you graduate? 22. But you are so young! Do you have a boyfriend? Nope. No. Yes….

Grimm Reapers and Bike Fairies

Today was the first routine day we have had. We were out of the house by 7:30, hopped onto our bikes, and nearly correctly followed the bike lanes to school (1 wrong turn, but an easy fix), all to be happily sitting in the ‘teacher’s room by 8:00 with time to relax. It was a…