I Dream of China…


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Well, it’s official- our adventure in China is right around the corner. How do I know? Last night I had my first official China “panic” dream. What’s a “panic” dream? I’m sure you’ve had them before- you probably just call them something else. You know, the dreams you start having a few weeks before school starts, where you:

  • forget about your class schedule and students are sitting in your room waiting for you all day…
  • not realize you were signed up for a course, then have to take the final exam without ever having been in the class…
  • are not able to remember ANY of your students’ names…

I think you get the picture now =:0

Everyone has their passports & visas, so now we are just waiting to have our next teacher conference call on July 23rd. I’m really excited to compare checklists with Brett Harvey & Rita Mortensen (the other 2 DEN teachers coming on the trip) and talk about essential questions & “lesson plans” for our students to focus on during our trip.

You can follow all of our adventures at:


If you use the “join this site” widget on the right-hand sidebar, you can get updates whenever new info is posted.  Also, I really encourage you to become followers of the student blogs.  They are linked on the right sidebar as well.  Discovery is running a contest for the students to encourage blog use.  The student who ends up with the most followers to their blog by trip time (August 1st) will win a 16G iTouch!

Anyone have any funny “panic” dreams to share? If you can identify and have any stressful dreams of your own, please share!

P.S. Special thanks to DEN Star Heather Hurley (H270) for the link to the flickr tool I used@ the start of this post.  Check it out!  It’s super-easy & fun 🙂 Spell With Flickr

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  1. RJ Stangherlin said:

    I can’t wait to follow your travels and your students’ blogs. Thanks for sharing H270 spelling with flickr. Have a fantastic trip; how could you not!

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