Every year our village hosts an annual winter carnival. Since the day we arrived the kids have told us all about it! So needless to say we we’ve been so excited for this weekend.
Day 1 started out on Friday the 17th. We let the kids out early since our first event started at 3pm and there was a lot of setting up to do.
First event of the evening was our own Chopped Jr! We had six kids test their cooking knowledge which is slim to none. We had 3 judges just like on the show, our preschool Aide (Michael), our PE Aide (Warren) and yours truly, me!
The kids were given hamburger, canned salmon, kidney beans, cranberry sauce and ….. frog legs! Yes, frog legs! As a judge I was a little worried but we had an adult at each table so I figured I’ve probably ate worse! I hoped!
The kids actually surprised us and made some great dishes! We had an Eskimo mix up, a froggy burger, spaghetti, a mix of meat sloppy joe, a hamburger, and the winning dish was Curry Goulash. There was not a single dish that wasn’t pretty tastey!
After Chopped Jr. , we started a poker run around the village along with a scavenger hunt. Unfortunately no one in our caravan won but it was still fun!
We ended the night with a band and dancing!
Needless to say that day 1 of PIP Carnival was a hit!! Looking forward to day 2!
Ok so for part 2 I’m going to show housing… Mainly for 2 reasons. 1 .For My family and friends who wanna know where I’m living and 2. For teachers thinking about coming up to Bush Alaska to teach. I know one big thing that was on my mind no matter what village I went to was, “what’s housing like?” So here is what housing is like in Pilot Point!
My house is a duplex. My part is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment that for some may be small but for Ben and I just coming from our tiny house is perfect for us. There is a 4 bedroom house that my fellow newbie teacher to Pilot Point, Hannah and her husband Cody with their dogs, are living in. It’s pretty huge so we’re actually glad we didn’t get that one. The apartment next to mine is a small 1 bedroom apartment that is used when the principal, counselor or others from the district come to our school.
So here are pictures of our apartment. I took these right after we arrived so all our baggage and crap are in the way. After I get it fully set up I’ll try to take pictures of it looking more like home.
One nice thing is that the apartments are fully furnished, so everything you see here is everything it came with!
So that’s it! If there’s anything you wanna know or wonder just ask!