Category Archives: Fulbright year

Through the Eyes of Children

Through the Eyes of Children Our son’s first grade class made several class field trips during our Fulbright year in Kösingen, Germany, home to Oscar Mayer.  It was not unusual for them to walk one mile or more while gathering … Continue reading

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Expressing Gratitude

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students had a project one Thanksgiving to write a letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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Andere Länder, andere Sitten!

During my first Fulbright year teaching in Neresheim, my support teacher, Heidi, had a pool in her yard. We arrived in Germany on a hot July day and all the neighborhood kids asked Heidi if they could go into her … Continue reading

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