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A delicious Thanksgiving in Madrid

¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias! gobble gobble!

Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays! Last November 2010, for my first Thanksgiving outside of the good ol’ US of A, I was determined to celebrate one of my favorite holidays abroad. Thankfully I had some interested students at school, and friends and roommates who were eager to share the awesomeness of Thanksgiving with our international friends.

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Last year’s first school field trips: Museo Reina Sofía and IMAX

excited to go on a field trip! they're so little you can barely see their heads lol

Last November 2010, I went on a field trip with my 2nd graders to the Museo Reina Sofía, and that same week, I went with my 4th graders to IMAX. At first, I was worried about how we would be able to control and discipline 20 six-year-olds roaming around a museum…

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Last year’s Halloween in Madrid: at school and at the piso

our piso decked out at our international Halloween party

Halloween 2010 with my 4B class

Halloween has always been a big part of any Americans’ childhood. In the states, we have the fun traditions of trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, costumes, and spooky tales of ghouls, ghosts, and vampires, oh my. In college, I used to celebrate Halloween for 4 days, and had different costumes for each day!

But I didn’t know what to expect in Spain.

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Torrejón de Ardoz: My school and Parque Europa

Nike of Samothrace in Parque Europa, Torrejón de Ardoz

with my cute 2nd graders

So the school I work at is in Torrejón de Ardoz (or just “Torrejón” for short), which is a city about 18km east of Madrid. I am a very lucky girl because I absolutely love the school I work at. From the beginning, my colleagues made me feel like part of a family. Everybody is very friendly, and the students are generally well-behaved, very loving and appreciative :). I am always showered with hugs, kisses, and random drawings and paintings.

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