Wednesday, April 1, 2009

tomorrow's my last day with my 4th graders :( julia made them cupcakes (i sort of helped)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

new blog! check it out for updates on alaska.

Monday, March 30, 2009

today was a really good day. i didn't have to teach anything so i spent my day (when i wasn't talking to or helping any of my kids) applying for jobs and looking for places to live in the cities. i found a bunch of really cool apartments that ALL have pools, fitness centers, and are cat friendly. can't really ask for anything more!!

i just got back from a meeting about alaska and i CAN'T WAIT FOR SATURDAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

i have figured out the worst thing about being a teacher BBBBBBAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRFFFFF

ew ew ew

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ps. i really want to apply here:
we made paper today--it was really fun. for my first class there were only 5 kids so it was really easy. the next class had 19 so i had to work with them in different groups. it was pretty chaotic but i think everyone had fun and the kids that weren't making paper were working on their western state project. not everyone had time to make paper so we'll be making more tomorrow.

i have almost no homework anymore. i am able to work on standards at school during prep hours and i have all of my lessons planned for the week. i've been watching a lot of smallville.

a spider walked across my chest last night while i was reading in julia's bed. i had to move back up to my bed. i'm pretty sure i killed the spider but just in case i will be sleeping in my bed the rest of the week.

Monday, March 23, 2009

sorry to my sister for making her worry! i left my phone at school. woops.

today was a good day. i had 5 kids (FIVE!!) for my first social studies lesson. and i was being observed. lolz. we're working on a writing project where each kid gets to write either a journal, a letter to a friend, or a report (as if they were a reporter) pretending that they are in one of the western states. some of them have written some really really good ones! a lot of them haven't even started though.

play practice is going well. i'm glad i am not in charge of it but on the other hand there are many times when i want to jump in and tell some of the kids what to do. i'm very excited for the 4 performances on friday. i will be taping it so that i can show off how great/precious my students are.

we're making paper tomorrow! i hope it works....i tried it tonight with newspaper and it didn't really work. i have regular paper for tomorrow so it should be better. right?