A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Day 251 of 365: Penny for Your Thoughts
In Year 5 we're covering British History from the 1940s to present for the remaining 5 weeks of school. My in-laws had loads of information to pass on for me to share, including some rather old coins that are no longer in circulation. Some of the pennies (the big dark ones) were over 100 years old and I was given enough so that I could pass one out to each of my 18 students. They loved it and many of them couldn't wait to show their parents and grandparents. Some of them even offered to bring in their own coin collections to share.
I'm really pleased they enjoyed them...and not too shabby for the American teacher if I do say so myself.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!