Friday, January 10, 2014

Five for Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!!  One of my favorite weekends of the year is the weekend after Christmas break!  You're still feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to tackle the weekend :)  I hope you're still feeling fresh and ready to go too!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching  for Five for Friday!

Come heeeeere!
Ever wonder how I became a teacher in Spain?  Interested in moving abroad?  If teaching here is something you would be interested in, the application process just opened this past week and will be accepting application through March!  It's free to apply and you don't have to even be a teacher OR speak Spanish! My husband and I both got job placements in the same city and are having a wonderful adventure here together!  Learn more about it --> here <-- OR please feel free to e-mail me :)  I would love to help you with any questions or concerns you have.  Moving abroad can be scary and unnerving, but I am so glad I did it.  I wouldn't change it for anything!  If this is something you've been considering, I urge you to look into it.  What do you have to lose?

Christmas break is officially over.  My hubby and I had the best travelling around Europe but it's always nice to get back home and settled in :)

I had a nice surprise when I took the early train an hour out to my school on Tuesday- it was a teacher strike day!  The teachers still strike once a month in order to continue trying to find a balance with the government.  So instead of heading home since no teachers were at school, I wandered around, sat in parks, explored outside of hundreds of year old churches, and soaked up the sun.  It was 70 degrees here and I was enjoying every minute of it!  

Old church, blue sky, palm tree shadow, no jacket... happppppy.
So since I had a FREE day, I spent it putting away Christmas decorations and organizing the house.  I even stopped for some fresh flowers so I could have something once the decorations were all put away.  I always feel so sad once I've taken down the pretty holiday decorations!  The flowers definitely helped :)  

So I spent my first day back to school sharing with my little Spanish students what a New Years Resolution is.  They don't have that custom in Spain, so it was new for them!  I used The Applicious Teacher's cute little New Year Flip books and we created four resolutions.  They loved it and I'm looking forward to getting them up on the wall when I'm back in the classroom on Monday.  Not being able to get into the school outside of work hours makes it tough!

I am looking forward to making these adorable little snowmen this week with some of my ESL learners!  We will make them and then label them in English or write about them in English, depending on the level.  I've seen these little guys all over the blogsphere and Instagram so if you know where the idea originated, please let me know!  

Thanks so much for stopping by- have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. So glad I found you through the linky! Where in Spain are you located? I've spent a summer abroad in Barcelona and absolutely LOVED it! :) Do you know if your program only takes year long applicants or do they have a summer long assignment too?

    Sailing into Second

    1. Hey Aris!! I'm living on the island of Mallorca, just off the coast of Barcelona!! I spent a summer in Barcelona studying as well and just fell in love with Spain :) My program is a commitment from October through May, but I think if you get jobs through an organization you can be committed for less time. If you're interested in my program, please don't hesitate to contact me!! I could talk about it for hours.

      Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      XO, Kelly Anne

  2. Your blog is great!! How awesome you are living and teaching in Spain!!

    Thirsty Firsties

  3. Spain?!! How AWESOME!!! I'm going to follow you just so I can see more of these pictures. :)

    Alexis at Laugh, Eat & Learn!

    1. Haha I'll work on posting more :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy weekend!!


  4. I think it would be amazing to teach abroad! I have never even been out of the country!