Touched by Words

The clock read 4:00pm and I had just finished a health lesson on the importance of movement and being active. I brought my student’s outside to practice hopping like a frog, waddling like a duck, bouncing like a kangaroo, twirling in a circle, dancing, running in place, skipping, swimming like a fish, and flying like […]

A Weekend Spent Camping in Khao Yai National Park

I awoke early Saturday morning with overwhelming anticipation about my day in Khao Yai National Park. The thought of escaping to the mountains to hike, and camp was exactly what I needed.First thing in the morning I started making peanut butter and jelly’s for Sidney and me. I knew we would need food, since we were […]

A New Perspective

Some how in the midst of my own frustration, a light was shed on my current situation. And my perspective was totally shifted. I left school yesterday in a whirlwind of emotions. Earlier in the day I had lost complete control of my class, resulting in total and utter chaos. I felt weak and helpless, […]

Father’s Day, Chiang Mai, and Exotic Fruits!

By Sarah, Teach In Thailand  First of all, thanks for reading! I’ve loved getting your feedback and thoughts on the things I write. ­   FATHER’S DAY IN THAILAND:   Father’s Day in Thailand is celebrated on the King’s birthday. Yes, that means that Father’s Day changes when a new king comes to power. That […]

Loi Krathong and Thai Phonetics

By Sarah, Teach In Thailand LOI KRATHONG! As some of you have seen, I got to dress up in awesome traditional Thai garb yesterday in celebration of Loi Krathong. Loi Krathong is a Buddhist holiday celebrating the original Buddha and the first day of the last month of the year. It’s believed to have started […]

10 Cool Things in Thai Culture/Chabad Tries to Figure Out My Jewish Label (Good luck)

By Sarah, Teach In Thailand  I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write this time! I’ve been super busy. Lately, my kids have been little monsters! On especially terrible days I bribe them with “dance Gangham style time” as a reward if they’re good.     WHAT I’M TEACHING: This week’s words: Thunder, lightning, […]

Daily Life/Pictures/Chabad/Fun Facts

By Sarah, Teach In Thailand Update! (Ok I know I said I’d include pictures of the Wais, but I haven’t taken them yet. I’m pushing it off again) FUN FACT: Bangkok means “City of Angels”. The name Bangkok is not the thai name, though. The real name in short hand is: Krung Thep. The full Thai […]