Taylor Cookingham

I was born and raised in Georgia, Vermont but moved to north Alabama during middle school and have lived there since. I graduated in May 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education and Nutrition from the University of Montevallo, a tiny college outside of Birmingham, Alabama. I have a sweet puppy named Rylee who is my best friend and we love to go on adventures together. I first visited Honduras in July 2014 and have been back a few times. I absolutely fell in love with the beauty of the country. I absolutely cannot wait to combine the two things my heart loves, teaching and Honduras. This will be an adventure I will cherish forever and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead!

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:24 pm EDT

Thanks for following along the day with me! First grade can be quite the adventure as you saw, but it is also very fun. We start the day bright and early at 5:30 and leave the house at 6. We have an hour to get ready for the students to come and start our school day together. The day is filled with laughter, controlled chaos, learning, and snacks. When the students leave at 2, that doesn’t mean the day is over. We have prep for the next day to do and clean up from the current day. When we leave, around 3:30, we all do different things. Some play soccer, some chill and nap, some work out, and some visit people in the community. I love to end my day at my student’s house; it’s nice to get that family feeling and eat some really good food! By the time I get home at the end of the day, it’s so nice to just relax and get prepared for another day. Hope you enjoyed watching what a typical day in Cofradia, Honduras!