Hello from the Hilton, Prague

Hello Everyone!

Mr. Hembree and I arrived at the Hilton Hotel in Prague yesterday. This is the hotel where the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum will take place. Today we had breakfast with some of the other teachers from Team USA.

Walking around the lobby I saw people from all over the world as the representatives from their countries. I met a woman from the British Embassy in Kenya and talked to her a little about our Books to Africa project!

We have been busy sightseeing for the past two days. We went to the Prague Castle and toured through the sights on the castle grounds. We also went to the Tyn Church near Old Town yesterday. The interior of the church was spectacular. 

There were many gigantic paintings on the walls. I wished that Mrs. Lustgarten was walking with us so she could explain what we were seeing. I am not an art history expert, and while I know the paintings were extraordinary, I didn’t really know the historical significance of all of them or even what time period they were from.

Afterward we wandered through the streets in the Old Town. Mr. Hembree noticed that everytime I walked in a shop, I came out, turned left and started walking. Good plan, except it wasn’t always the direction we needed to be going! It is easy to get lost in the alleyways and side streets of this area.

Here are some photos from the last few days! Also, thanks for voting for our One and Only Ivan video! If you are at home, here is the direct link to the website.




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7 thoughts on “Hello from the Hilton, Prague

  1. Hello Julie,
    My it looks tough in Prague! Food and lodging oh my! The hotel room looks quite interesting.
    Your students have LOVED your BLOG. This one will answer many of their questions and has so much to share.
    However, I only have kindergarten today. If you can, will you show this to the classes I had on Monday and Tuesday? They will love it. Actually, you are a bigger hit than Dan Gutman! They’re enjoying that too, but don’t want to stop the BLOG.
    All is well here. A couple of breakfast kids have set a date with me tomorrow morning to teach me Mancala. Looks fun.
    Take care and have fun.
    DyAnn aka Library Lu

    • Dear Library Lu,
      I have the perfect substitute teacher at school! I love connecting with everyone from thousands of miles away! I will of course share with the classes next week!

      Thanks for everything!
      Mrs. Hembree

  2. Dear Mrs. Hembree,
    We like the pictures. We hope you win. Things are doing good here. We miss you.
    Mrs. Flowers’ Kindergarten

    • Dear Mrs. Flowers’ Class,
      I am so glad you like the photos. do you have a favorite one? Today I took pictures of a playground in Prague! I will show you next week when I see you!
      Mrs. Hembree

  3. Dear Mrs Hembree,

    Once again what a great blog post. Just loved all the photos they are awesome.

    Your big day while be here before you know it.

    Today the weather here in Geelong is rather awful for it is way to hot to go out side. Even Pete the cat did mention he would rather say indoors.

    How has the weather been for in a couple of photos on you post it appears to be rather cold.

    From your pal,

    AA 🙂

  4. Hello Mrs. Hembree,
    The Republic where you are looks very fancy. We hope you have a good time. What’s the next catagory you’re going to? We hope you win. We love your red coat. We can find you with that awesome red coat. We hope you have lots of good food.
    We hope we see you soon and have a fun time.
    Sincerely, Mrs. Lawson’s 4th grade

  5. Hello Mrs. Hembree,
    We like your trip to Prague. How are you? How many visitors are at the meeting? The glass elevator looks cool. Do the stairs in your hotel room lead up to a bedroom? The food looks yummy.
    We miss you and we’ll see you next week.
    Sincerely, Ms. Valenta

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