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The Beginning of the End

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It is hard to believe that term one of year two is almost over. It’s even harder to believe that on May 9th we have been in country for eighteen months and on May 19th at site for sixteen months. Honestly, where has the time gone? How have we already been teaching for four terms and we only have two terms left. Honestly, I still feel like I have so much left to learn and so much left to try and teach at my school. How can I get it all done in just two terms of school but nine months left in my service?? I don’t know but I am sure going to try. The biggest thing that I want to get done is a library grant. My school has a beautiful library room, but all that is missing is reading books. It’s hard for me to see the desire to read in my students but no books for them to read really. We have a mission, glass for the windows of the library, readers that will allow for whole class reading, as well as story books for students to read when the library is open. My school and my students are be…

Teaching is my Calling

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Since I was a little girl I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I went through my phases of other possible career paths. However, my desire always went back to teaching. Something about teaching is that you are never going to know if it is the right career path until you actually begin your career. I started teaching when I first started going to Uganda but it was only a couple months at a time. Then of course with my job at STAR but again it was different.I couldn’t fully say that teaching was the right career path for me until joining the Peace Corps and teaching my pupils all day every day. Teaching is definitely hard and time consuming. Your job is never over. You teach all day, go home and mark or lesson plan, and you sit on Pinterest trying to find new and creative ways to spice up your lessons. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. I honestly love lesson planning, and I mean who doesn’t love sitting on Pinterest. I am not a huge fan of marking though. It…