Congratulations to Jaden J. and Gabby C. - the first two people to answer our question regarding how much 100 Kuna is equivalent to in dollars - they are both correct: $15 (we’ll bring you each back something from our trip!)
Here are some answers to questions posted on our blog (for the students who asked questions about the food, we will be doing an entire post dedicated to food!):
Avalina and Jovonnie both asked what the weather is like. This week it is in the mid-70’s, but just like the United States, difference parts of Croatia have different weather. In the northern part it is cooler and they will get snow in the winter.
Emma B. & Adrianna asked if there were fish in the ocean. Croatia actually borders a sea, not an ocean - the Adriatic Sea, and all kinds of fish inhabit this sea. Does anyone know the difference between a sea and an ocean?
Kenyan & Selena & Trenayja want to know if we are having fun - yes! And we are learning a lot and meeting librarians from all around the world. There are librarians from forty-eight countries at this conference. Here is a photo of me and Miss Calarco with librarians from the Philippines, Croatia, and Sweden in the photo on the left, and Margaret, a Librarian in Kenya, with me, Miss Calarco and Ms. Calarco in the photo on the right.
Mario was wondering if there is a Wal-Mart. There is not a Wal-Mart in Croatia or any other American grocery store but Croatia does have a store called Pepco which is very similar. Mr. F’s class has asked what we are presenting. We are presenting on all of the projects we do together that connect to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. What goal do you think is the most important? Mr. F’s class also wanted to know if the cars are the same as in the US. The cars are a little different here; you will not see many Ford’s or other American cars. Typically, people drive European cars and Asian cars, like this Citroen.
Mrs. Dietsche’s class is wondering about language. The people of Croatia speak Croatian. People in neighboring countries speak different languages but people who speak Croatian can easily understand their neighbor countries because the languages are so similar. Mr. Musso’s class wondered how long it took us to get from Auburn to Croatia; it was a total of ten hours, flying in three different airplanes, because no airline flies there directly from New York.
We asked a Croatian librarian his favorite Croatian animal and he said squirrel! They have some animals very similar to us like deer for example. But one animal that is unique to this area is a hedgehog. In the spring when they come out of hibernation they can be heard burrowing around near the houses. To answer the question from Mr. A’s class: yes, we have been swimming, but not in the sea yet; in the hotel pool! We plan to swim in the beautiful, clear water of the Adriatic Sea and will post a photo when we do. We are NOT going to jump off a bridge or cliff like some of the people do in Croatia!
The most recent blog posts are at the top; if you want to read our blog from the beginning, go to the bottom of the page.
We are three educators in the Auburn School District who have a passion for giving our students global perspectives and opportunities to make a difference in the world. Anne Mlod is Librarian and Innovation Lab Coordinator at Genesee Elementary School; Victoria Calarco is the Library Media Specialist at Auburn High School; and Christina Calarco teaches Biology, Anatomy and Ethics at Auburn High School.
Date Created: February 15, 2016 Date Last Updated: October 25, 2019