Category Archives: Fulbright year

They’re Here!

When we watch for visitors and see them coming, we often say in excited tones They’re here. Going back to our first Fulbright Year, our two were quite young at almost three and six years. At home in Upstate New … Continue reading

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The Big “Round” Birthday

When I taught in Neresheim, Germany, during my first Fulbright Year, a bouquet of flowers in a vase awaited me in the teachers’ room.  I was surprised that anyone knew when I had a birthday.  The comment to me was … Continue reading

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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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