Ms. K in South Africa

Cape-of-Good-Hopeby Margaret Kelberer

December 2014

High: Continue to enjoy the amazing travel available to us living on this side of the world! Went to South Africa, fell in love with elephants, dung beetles, penguins and Cape Town, one of the most amazing cities I have ever been to!

elephant

Penguin-South-Africa

Low: Aggravated a nerve in my back with all the amazing climbing we did on our trip, off exercise for a couple weeks!

Glitter: On a whim, drove through Swaziland on our way south to Durban while traveling in South Africa, stunned by the beauty there, both landscape and people!

View-from-Table-Mountain

Margaret and FriendMargaret Kelberer (aka Ms K) is a 4th grade teacher at the American School of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Always a global citizen, she is thrilled to be teaching overseas finally!

More from Ms. K in Madagascar

The Tsingy!

The Tsingy!

by Margaret Kelberer

Second Month of the 3rd Year

High: The weather here is really quite spectacular. We are heading into “summer” – hard to wrap my head around the reverse climate here. The days are bright sunshine; the temperatures moderate. The rainy season is coming. The storms are fantastic, but only for a couple hours in the evening. I have be careful to leave school and walk home before the torrential down pour that floods the streets. Literally have to roll up your pants to walk after a down pour! Pool downstairs in our apartment “complex” is a treat!

Low: Trying to decide what to do next year. Our contracts are up, we can surely renew…hard to be in limbo.

Glitter: We took a trip to the west, 3 days in a dug out canoe camping on a river (a bit of a challenge for those of us with ADD), and three days climbing the spectacular Tsingy, lime stone jagged mountains! So amazing, so challenging, such a wonderful surprise. 

Pirogue is packed and ready to go!

Pirogue is packed and ready to go!

Margaret and FriendMargaret Kelberer (aka Ms K) is a 4th grade teacher at the American School of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Always a global citizen, she is thrilled to be teaching overseas finally!

 

Ms. K in Madagascar

Boats in Manakar

Boats in Manakar

 

by Margaret Kelberer

First Month of 3rd Year

High: It feels good to be where I now call “home”, when I was very apprehensive about coming back. I am reminded how wonderful the people are, and really love my 14 new 4th grade students, all use English as their 3rd or 4th language!

Low: Conversely it is hard to be so far away! I struggle with the high of being in an amazing place and the low of the distance home.

Glitter: We took our first trip – travel is amazing here – to a paradise island and saw mother and baby humpback whales!

Margaret and FriendMargaret Kelberer (aka Ms K) is a 4th grade teacher at the American School of Antananarivo. Always a global citizen, she is thrilled to be teaching overseas finally!