WOW! It has been eleven weeks since I started this blog and began my fantastic trip around North America with Miss W. We have only one stop left – that is with Mrs Yollis and her class in Los Angeles.
Our first night here, Mrs Yollis and her husband Todd, had invited their friends for a meal. Delicious hickory smoked chicken cooked on a rotisserie in the BBQ, asparagus and rice then fresh fruit and chocolates for dessert.
The next couple of days Miss W drove to three different schools to visit classes that were blogging. Again we spoke about our trip and especially about the plight of the Tasmanian devils. The students also had lots of questions, so many that we ran out of time. They will need to put their questions on the link in my blog, so the Aussie students can answer them.
When we visited Mrs Yollis’ class, I met Panda and Beverley. I already knew of Panda because he helped create the video about ‘Quality Comments‘, but this was the first time I had seen Beverley. Apparently Beverley is good at playing a game called ‘Switch or Bamboo‘.
Pacific Ocean and smog over downtown LA
While we weren’t visiting classes, Miss W did her normal thing – get in the car and go for a drive. So we went up and down the canyons here on the Pacific coastline – a lot different from the canyons in the desert areas of USA and Canada. One thing we often see on the news, especially in the American summer, is images of brushfires in the canyons on the west coast near Malibu. That was where we went for a drive.
One evening after school, Mrs Yollis had been invited to speak (5 minutes only) about using technology in her classroom. This was as part of a panel, in front of many administrators and superintendents of education as well as senators and other politicians. She did a magnificent job talking about her class blog and was the only speaker who had visuals as part of her presentation.
Well, it is time to go and help Miss W pack our bags ready to head back to Australia. We need to clean out the car, give Mrs Yollis all the brochures we have collected as we travelled and say goodbye to Squirrel. It will be good to have some company on the long trip back to Australia.
I would like to thank all the classes that have been following my journey around USA and Canada. Make sure you keep checking the questions and answers section.
Also remember to check out Squirrel’s blog once we arrive in Australia.
Bye, see you later, ciao, arrivederci, au revoir, auf wiedersehen.
How do you feel when something is over – a great holiday, reading a magnificent book? What do you do to start feeling good again?