Monthly Archives: March 2012

Xi’An March 31, 2012

Day Two in Xi’An was another combination of delights as we started out in the morning to the “Eighth Wonder of the World” the Terra Cotta soldiers. We learned about the 72 Emporers buried in around the Xi’An province and … Continue reading

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Xi’An March 30, 2012

As our guide, Jacky, said, today we moved our home from Beijing to Xi’An. Students had two choices for the morning: enjoy a relaxing morning and be ready to leave for the airport by 10am OR be up and packed … Continue reading

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Beijing March 29, 2012

The Great Wall was the setting for our morning activities. What an amazing experience! We drove the hour to get to the Badaling Gate. Students were given two route options, easy or hard. They all chose the harder route. That’s … Continue reading

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Beijing 28, 2012

Today we had an amazing day after a brief night of sleep. Our day began with a full breakfast buffet, followed by an introduction to our Beijing guide, Kai. Kai and Jacky took us to some magical places, beginning with … Continue reading

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Dateline Beijing March 27, 2012

The flight from New York to Chicago was uneventful. With some juggling, we got all of us in the same section of the 777 plane that brought us from Chicago to Beijing. During the thirteen hour flight, there was sleeping … Continue reading

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The Road to China, March 26,2012

The 9th grade is off! Alex’s homemade cookies and few Annie’s pretzels have given us our share of snacks. Card games, word searches and charging of electronics are the order of the day! It is the middle of the night … Continue reading

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NAIS Seattle

Conference highlights… Bill Gates was a highlight for me. I was surprised how many of my colleagues from schools in various parts of the country were underwhelmed with the Bill Gates keynote. I thought he was right on the money … Continue reading

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