Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pictures of the school!!

The entry room

The kid's coat rack

The opening room and biggest classroom

The rules of the school

The teacher's coatroom

The Bulletin boards

The other side of the biggest classroom

Names of all of our kids

Where some of the prizes and supplies are
More storage
Hard to read but says: Welcome to English class

The first smaller classroom ( Love the wall murals! Lion King is one of my favorite kid movies:))

Another classroom

The last classroom

The water! Super important because we don't drink the tap water

The bathroom (The kids always say "I need tualet") It took me a while to understand them lol..

My Birthday +various things

My host family is super nice and they have a group of singers come and perform on my birthday! They sang such wonderful songs in Russian and even some songs in English:) Here's a picture of us all eating some desserts!

Here's another picture!

Here's a picture of two of my host brothers:

Here's pictures I took while waiting at a bus stop:
This is a little Ukrainian shop with lots of pasteries and food:)

Candy and things that we bought at the store:)

A bus sign outside:
A mashruka( which is a privately owned bus you pay 2.50)
A city bus:
A random building:
Pidgins outside:
Some people walking outside:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Traveling adventures so far:)

So i'm officially in Ukraine! I've been here since Thursday at like noon. Wednesday I left home at like 4 in the morning to get to the Portland airport. I then flew to Washington DC and then to Germany and then to Ukraine!

-Here's a picture of my yummy airplane food on the flight to Germany:)

- Random things at a store in the Germany airport

-I was seriously tempted to buy some delicious chocolate but I thought I would eat it all in one night!

-A metro sign written in Russian

-A random building in downtown Kyiv

- Another picture of downtown Kyiv
-Food I ate at a cafe in Kyiv. Totally spilt the soup on the tray..

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Leaving for Ukraine tomorrow!!

I leave for Ukraine tomorrow to teach english until June. 
Here's a picture of my favorite kinda silly hat that i'll wear lots in Ukraine!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Going to Ukraine very soon!

So i'm going to Ukraine very shortly to teach English to kids for 5 months. I'm very excited and I will be going with my best friend Rachel. I feel like this will be a life changing experience and i'm excited to serve the children in Ukraine.

While in Ukraine I will also have the opportunity to travel to other European countries nearby. I'm super excited!! Only 15 more days!