Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is Jack Pootoogooluk. (That's one of my dad's favorite last names.) He's coloring the flag that says "Red White Blue" on the bottom. Jesse Dubbs (short for "W," short for "Weyiouanna") is finishing Call of the Wild, so he can be with the rest of the class when we start up again on Monday.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
St Bernard. AKA Beethoven. Known for their size, strength, and ability to survive in the great and frozen North.
Monday, August 24, 2009
And making paper airplanes, which the boys have been throwing at each other for at least half an hour now, but they don't seem to mind. Every time one hits me or my desk, it goes in the garbage. They're down to three planes right now.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Amy has already gone in, fallen into a wave, and called it good. I'm still slowly working my way out into the water. And if you'll notice the color of the water, you'll see that it was not a warm and sunny day. However, we were afraid it would just get colder, so we took the plunge when we had the chance.
I finally got out far enough. I waited for the wave, and jumped into it. I swam two strokes, hit the gravel bottom, and headed for shore.
Here we are! Brave and satisfied teachers. You'll notice how our students think we're nuts. We gathered a bit of a crowd of kids wh came to see what we were up to. You may notice that my legs are a little purple. They're not normally that color.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
-Knowing every kid that I see in the store.
-Being able to do all my shopping through catalogs.
-Getting from one end of town to the other in less than 10 minutes.
-Not buying gasoline.
-Being able to walk to my friends' houses whenever I want.
-My own bed.
Well, the countdown to heading for home is something like 19 days. Soon you will one again have regular posts.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Eventualy, there will be pictues from prom and graduation, and the senior trip. Just not right now. For now, I thought you could all use a nice bulleted list of things I'd forgotten I missed about the states:
-Pineapple that's not in a can.
-Drinking water from the tap.
-Adjustable heat showers.
-Showers that aren't on a timer.
-Other people cooking.
-Church with other people.
Well, for now, that's what I've got. I'm just thankful for these things.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here is the snow pile behind my house. I'm not sure how long that's going to take to melt. I was talking to a woman from North Pole, Alaska, and she said they had rain, and that their snow was almost gone. Must be nice to be them.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Looking to the left of my house, you see the tracks made by the tractor, and also the building our phone lines all connect through.
Traveling farther to the left, you see my closest neighbor on that side, followed by a couple more neighbors, the school's truck, and that bright spot way off in the distance: The still frozen ocean.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yesterday was just a normal day, but I knew that was too good to be true...
We would now like to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog for this important announcement:
For those of you not in the know, I had a little contest last week for a new name to call you, besides just "you".
Here is the list of possible names:
- Bob. You could start all your entries, "Dear Bob."
- Since this Blog could be construed as a giant singles ad, I could address all my blog entries to "Future Husband" or "Prince Charming..."
- Indian name for myself: Chief Shorts Under Skirt for Safety Reasons
- my people - Matthew style, or shorten the last to peeps,
- blog junkies,
- "Shtiya" which is an alaskan name meaning My Strength.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Here is the girls' locker room. One table is still in there, but the other one has been taken back to the room we "acquired" it from. It's a pretty tight squeeze with two tables and five people in there. The bench couldn't be moved, as it is bolted to the floor, so one of the kids didn't even get the benefit of a lumbar supporting chair.
For lunch on this magical day, they had burritos. Yup. Stuck in a small room with a bunch of boys on burrito day. When they felt the need to pass gas, they came here, the shower. As if, somehow, we wouldn't be able to smell them from this far away.