Phuket Beaches

While we were in Phuket, the kids were excited because we gave them their own room. They are really getting too big to have in one small space.  We traveled to many different beaches. Each day brought better and better waves. On Christmas, Matt was surprised by his beer and fireworks that the kids got him. I got a great new purse. The kids got some ginger cookies from IKEA, some m&ms and more stuff to buy in Shanghai when we get back. We found a fun place for Christmas dinner with both the Tobin’s (another family from NISC) and the Cody’s. Frank decided to bury his head in the sand. We stayed near Patong beach and visited Kata, Kamala and Nai Harn beaches. Nai Harn was our favorite, great waves, lots of Russian families and fun times.


About toniobarton

Toni Olivieri-Barton has been teaching 21st Century Skills to adults and children for over 20 years. She has worked in the education field for the last 10 years. She currently is a Director of Global and Tech Integration at Fountain Valley School. Her last job was as a librarian/media specialist and IB Coordinator at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School in Colorado Springs. She facilitated all 2nd through 5th graders to have an opportunity to flatten their learning by connecting with students from around the world. Previously, she worked in Shanghai, China as technology coordinator at Shanghai Community International School. During the past 10 years Toni has assisted three school districts with staff development. In 2016, Toni was also featured in the book “The Global Collaborator” by Julie Lindsay. In 2011 she won an ISTE Award in On-Line Learning. Toni holds a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Mathematics from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Toni finished her Master's in Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. As a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher, Edmodo Ambassador and Certified Trainer, and Graphite Certified Educator, Toni has brought global collaboration projects to her new school. She has also maintains a blog about technology integration. She will continue to bring her global collaboration experience to wherever her future takes her. In her spare time, Toni likes to hike, read, quilt and practice yoga.
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