Hello, world.

Well, here I am, another twenty-something student blogging about her adventures abroad. Boring, right? WRONG.  I’m the most interesting person you’ll ever meet (aside from this guy of course).  Ok, ok, I’m really only of average interest at best, but this new adventure should up my points a bit, eh? I’ve never been abroad before so, seriously, this should be entertaining.

Oh yeah, I’m going to Vilseck, Germany and will be living on a military base with another student my age (wassup, Elizabeth!). I’ll be teaching 2nd graders on the base in Vilseck, which I still don’t know too much about (communicating with my mentor teacher via email with this time difference is insane) but will hopefully know more about soon.  I don’t speak any German (YIKES) and plan on traveling lots (HOORAY).  I’m, oh, you know, excitedscaredoverwhelmednervousanxiouspumpedstokedready… all those expected emotions.  Sort of.

I’m bringing in 2012 with a 13 hour plane ride, so check back for updates in early January. In the meantime, I’ve got to think of a topic to research while I’m there. So far brainstorming has gotten me two weakling ideas: “what happens to my students’ level of engagement with books when I read aloud to them every day?” or maybe something like “how do students respond if I encourage them to reflect on a book through different mediums (draw a picture of how you feel after reading xyz, make a comic, write a song, etc.)?” Whew.

Alright, friendlies, I hope your mid-Decembers are fantastic and full of hot cocoa. :] Goodnight!

lovelove,

Kaitlyn

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  1. Yay! I’m so excited for you! As far as your research goes, the latter idea is awesome and is actually super current in the world of pedagogical research. Multi-modality (incorporating multiple mediums in order to teach different types of learners) is HUGE these days so I think that would be an awesome plan! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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