Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Since I Have Been Off

I looked forward to my paid summer off all year long. I wanted to get a part time job but don't want to work with teenagers for a couple months. So I am trying to keep busy.
I spent a week home alone waiting for Roy to fly into Vegas to drive up to Utah with me and the dogs. I was very excited to see him, and so were to puppies.
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We drove home and I have spent most of the time staying at his mom's house. I spent one night in Park City with him at his house with his roomates. That probably won't happen again. They are interesting and really like to DRINK. It is fun to hear all the funny stories he has to tell about them.

My parents have been remodeling and are just finishing up so I will be moving in with them tonight. Hopefully we all still get along. My plan is to help my mom get the house more organized this summer. This will become my part time job.

This past weekend I volunteered at the Wasatch Back Relay that most of my family participated in. This was a 188 mile relay that consisted of twelve people. My little brother and his friend Corbin ran and were happy they survived.


I am also trying to study for the Praxis 1 again since I apparently don't know how to read or write. Wish me luck.
I have also been taking Molly and Macie for many long walks. I took them to the vet the day before we came up to Utah and was told that Molly needed to lose some weight. A whole 1.5 pounds. That doesn't sound like a lot but when you are only 12.4 pounds it is a good chunk.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What to do???

So I have looked forward all year to having my summer off. It has now been a week and a half into my summer and I am going completly nuts. If you have any ideas of what I can do that won't cost me much money PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

How Fast Can You Type?

73 words

http://speedtest.10-fast-fingers.com">Typing Test


I say not so bad since I have never taken a real typing class before.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Last Day of School

Thursday was the last day of school for my little 3rd graders. They were such a good class for me to have my first year of teaching. I had a lot of students come and go, but that transiency comes with the area I work in. My class consisted of mostly girls. I only had 7 boys. Every time we got a new student it was always a girl and they boys were always so disappointed. We spent a lot of the year laughing together but on the last day of school it was like being at a funeral. I was very surprised by how many students were crying. I never remember anyone crying on the last day of school growing up. We were always so excited for school to be out. I think these students are in a different situation here. They look forward to coming to school to have some kind of stability and love from their teachers and friends. They are going to miss that for 2 and a half months.

I asked one student particular why she was so sad and crying. She told me "You know when someone just cares for you so much... I am going to miss that." I am pretty sure she was talking about me. Ahhh. How sweet.

I also got two gifts on the last day of school. I got a rose from one little boy and one of my girls gave me a necklace. I am pretty sure it was a used necklace from Clair's, but she was so excited to give it to me. I told her it was absolutely gorgeous, took off my heart necklace and put hers on. She had the biggest grin on her face.

I will really miss my kids even the ones that were a handful! But I am going to enjoy my first summer off being paid the whole time!!!
The Boys (the kid in the front in the white shirt was my classroom exterminator, he kept our room cockroach free because Mrs. Smith doesn't do bugs!!! )
The girls crying (they were so sad to leave thier friends and favorite teacher)

Today we had our last staff meeting of the year. We ate at this restaurant called Cili's. For the last month I thought we were eating at Chili's and someone had sent an email with a typo. I had never heard of the restaurant Cili's. I even googled it and couldn't find anything about it. Hence I thought it was a typo. Well turns out Cili's is a very nice restaurant at Bali Hai which is a golf course on the strip here in Vegas. The food was fabulous, but the atmosphere made me really miss Roy. (1 more week and I get to see him!) Anyway here is a picture of some of the other third grade teachers and me at the golf course. I will miss working with them, and hope I get along as well with the kindergarten team next year.Mrs. VanMeter, Mrs. Salas, Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Smith

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just for Kicks and Giggles

Well if you need a good laugh keep on reading.
This morning at about 6 am Little Miss Macie jumped off the bed and you will never guess what she dragged back into bed with her. . .

Her water dish! She dumped the water out on the bathroom floor, put it in her mouth and jumped up her step back into bed. She just sat it there on the bed next to her and just laid by it.

Hmmm was all I could think, but it sure made me giggle at 6 O'clock this morning.

Random Pictures of our lives