The Alaska Teacher http://thealaskateacher.com Teaching, Learning, and Life in the Alaska Bush Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:49:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://thealaskateacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-2251982134_84e119670e_o-1-32x32.jpg The Alaska Teacher http://thealaskateacher.com 32 32 104746340 Brevig Mission: More Fun Facts http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/brevig-mission-more-fun-facts/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:18:53 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=715 I already formally introduced Brevig Mission to TAT readers, but it's time to get to know Brevig Mission even better. Location Brevig Mission is marked on the Google Map above.  It's on the Seward Peninsula, about 80 miles north of Nome, 586 miles northwest of Anchorage, and 65 miles south of Shishmaref. There are noRead More

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Ivory Carvings: the Addiction is Real http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/ivory-carvings/ http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/ivory-carvings/#comments Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:11:31 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=710 My name is Angie, and I have a problem.  I buy too many ivory carvings. It's just that they're so beautiful.  Like these walruses (walri?) by Randall Jones.  I just love looking at them. Note to readers: Randall, or Bid, is now the bilingual/bicultural instructor at Brevig Mission School. This musk ox by Chris Olanna.Read More

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Book Reflections: An Ethic of Excellence by Ron Berger http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/an-ethic-of-excellence-by-ron-berger/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:02:06 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=635 Ron Berger, An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003). Like my last book reflection, I was introduced to this fabulous little book by one of my professors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Go Nanooks!). Ron Berger advocates for creating an ethic of excellence in schools that willRead More

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Shopping in Bush Alaska: My Daughter is Sick Edition http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/shopping-in-bush-alaska/ http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/shopping-in-bush-alaska/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:23:25 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=631 I braved the cold today to go to the Brevig Muit Store again.  My primary reason for going was to get my daughter some apple juice.  My primary reason for taking pictures of what I bought was to provide TAT readers with more insight into the price of shopping in Bush Alaska. Here's my haul:Read More

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Creative Cooking: Spinach Artichoke Dip http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/creative-cooking-spinach-artichoke-dip/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:00:28 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=583 The latest installment of Creative Cooking here at TAT is Spinach Artichoke Dip!!! This recipe has been my standby for Spinach Artichoke Dip for years.  Would you judge me if I told you that we sometimes have it for dinner?  I hope not. Instead of frozen spinach, I like to use fresh spinach from ourRead More

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Shopping for Life in the Alaska Bush: Traveling with Tubs http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/shopping-for-life-in-the-alaska-bush-traveling-with-tubs/ http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/shopping-for-life-in-the-alaska-bush-traveling-with-tubs/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:34:44 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=602 We have stacks of plastic tubs around our house: Note to readers: I may or may not have straightened up before taking the picture on the right.  Try not to judge me.  Thank you. Some of the tubs are mailed to Brevig Mission from Anchorage full of groceries.  Others come with us as checked baggageRead More

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The Power of Positive Notes Home http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/the-power-of-positive-notes-home/ http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/the-power-of-positive-notes-home/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:02:07 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=596 Yesterday Steve and I got a letter from the school.  We opened it and found this: It's a note from our daughter's teacher.  (You'll notice it's already hanging on the refrigerator.) At Brevig Mission School we have little form letters for sending home.  There are forms for sleeping in class, missing from class, being respectful,Read More

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Creative Cooking: Roasted Brussel Sprouts http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/creative-cooking-roasted-brussel-sprouts/ http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/creative-cooking-roasted-brussel-sprouts/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:52:52 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=579 I've already professed my love for Full Circle produce deliveries, and tonight I was reminded of that love. I requested Brussels sprouts in my order last week, and tonight I found a recipe worthy of them: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans, and Maple-Vinaigrette. I simplified the original recipe to make it a little moreRead More

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New Feature: What I Bought at the Store http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/new-feature-what-i-bought-at-the-store/ http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/02/new-feature-what-i-bought-at-the-store/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 04:05:44 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=565 One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is about the price of groceries in the village, prompting a new feature here at The Alaska Teacher: What I Bought at the Store. The latest trip to the Brevig Muit Store was probably the cheapest trip I've ever made to a store in Bush Alaska.  IRead More

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Fun in the Snow http://thealaskateacher.com/2017/01/fun-in-the-snow/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:34:29 +0000 http://thealaskateacher.com/?p=574 When the kids came back from visiting Kaitlyn's birthmom, they weren't ready to come inside. The fresh snow was just right for lying in... Levi was in a particularly good mood.  He looked like he could conquer the world.  (I love the tongue action in the picture on the left.) So they played.  And IRead More

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