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Teacher’s Day!

About 2 weeks ago, I became a full-time teacher. Overnight.

My Bachelor’s Degree was enough to allow me to start cover (supply) teaching for an absent Grade 3 teacher, and as it turns out, it will be at least until January.

I was hesitant, and nervous to start.  Now, I’m mostly loving it.   I love a good challenge and that it was.  I’ve settled into a bit of a routine, I have a great teacher advisor who happens to live with me, and I get daily hugs and cheers from my students when I arrive to work.  Just when I thought I had it all, I found out that this past Friday was TEACHER’S DAY!!!

My sweet little students brought me all manner of flowers and chocolates as gifts.  To those of you that know me well, you know this combo is the best of all possible presents.


Squarely dominating the category of most unusual gift, however, was this little beauty:


It is about the size of a coconut.  But it’s soft.  Not squishy, really, but soft like an orange would be.

I’ve considered that it might be a giant grapefruit or perhaps an unripe coconut. I haven’t seen them in stores here, and it came from a Russian girl in my class (if that helps solve it?).

I will bravely cut into it tomorrow and let you know the result.

So, mysterious fruit included, Teacher’s Day in Poland was a huge success.

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  1. Grandpa and Grandma Grandpa and Grandma

    I think your mystery fruit might be a pomelo. If so it is related to the grapefruit, and very nutritious. I have seen them in the grocery store, but I have never tried one. You are going to be a while eating all the chocolate. I am sure the girls will enjoy some of it. It will seem strange not to get their Hallowe’en treats this year.

  2. Jocelyn Jocelyn

    Don’t you love those teacher perks?! Glad you are enjoying yourself – your girls look great in a uniform!

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