Monday, August 24, 2009


I never thought in a million years I would be teaching kindergarten. I am still not sure about it after my first day. The age difference is very different from the 3rd graders I taught last year. Today I had 21 5 year old students walk through the door who really don't know anything. I am teaching them very basic things right now such as how to sit, stand up, push in their chair, line up, fold their arms, walk in a straight line, trace, cut, color in the lines.... ahhh. Oh and go on bathroom trips every 2 hours. I really was overwhelmed at the end of today. I am so used to accomplishing a lot in one school day and all I think we sort of accomplished today was stand up and push in your chair. I know it is a long process and it will slowly come along, but WOW, I need some kind of results so I don't feel like I am wasting time.

I promised you all pictures of my classroom. I have to admit my room at least looks like an inviting kinder classroom. ENJOY!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lake Powell

The last week I was up in Utah I spent with my family at Lake Powell. Roy didn't come this year because of his internship. It was weird with him not there but I survived. We had great weather most of the trip. I don't think it ever made it to 100 degrees. It even rained on us a couple of times. I water skied more than usual this trip because of all the good water we had. I am pretty sure I gained at least 5 pounds because of all the good food we ate. I think we all eat better at Lake Powell then we do any other time of the year!!!

During the trip I was a nervous wreck. When I would be sitting around all I could think about was EVERYTHING I needed to be working on to get ready for school and could do nothing about it. On the last day I probably acted like I didn't want to be there and had a game plan all drawn out of what everyone needed to do so we could leave quickly. I just had so much to do because we were driving back to Vegas the next day. So family I had fun but sorry I rushed you out of there! Things are coming along for school and I will post pictures soon of my classroom!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's almost over

I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by. I go home in less than two weeks. I have less than a week here, a week at Lake Powell and then we will be back in Vegas. We can't wait to be back there in our own space and be married again...
Oh and we did get the Mustang back. It looks great. So great on the side that got wrecked that the other side looks old and could use some paint!!! Oh well, I am just happy to have a car again.

Random Pictures of our lives