Tag Archives: Australia

A Billy of Tea

Here’s an Australian song that Ellie learned in music class.  I was a bit surprised in hearing my little 4th grader sing a chorus of alcohol references, but that aside, I have to admit that I’ve been humming it all … Continue reading

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Reduce. Re-Use. Recycle.

When Ellie was in Kindergarten, she entered her classroom on one particular day to find a large dry erase board with the question, “Do you recycle?” written at the top.  Before putting her backpack in her cubby, she was asked … Continue reading

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Autumn Arrival

Autumn, or “Fall”, as those of us from the northern hemisphere would say, arrived on our front door step on March 1.  With the arrival came a 90 degree day and a perplexed look by my neighbor when I slipped … Continue reading

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Smoke on the Water

Does the name Ian Thorpe ring a bell? He’s an Aussie bloke. A mate that just happens to be a 5 time Olympic gold medal winner in swimming. He swam in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and earned a combined … Continue reading

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