Monday, August 25, 2008
My kids today were so well behaved. They followed directions and laughed when I was silly and got into the book I read and did their work so well. I'm so excited about this group of kids. I'm praying for love for them and trying to get to know them best I can. One of the funniest thing is that they always ask "How old are you?" and I love to let them guess first. Today I got a 34, then a 23, then some in between and then finally a 24 to which I said BINGO! But last year someone actually guessed 68. Can you believe it? I think actually the girl was mad at me and somehow knew even as a 3rd grader that its insulting to a woman to be guessed too much older than she actually is. Haha I wasn't phased though. I'm secure in the fact that I look no where close to 68. I hope everyone else had a good first day of school!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
There's one little boy who is new to the school. As we were talking about the books I had in my classroom, he asked if I had any about Lamberguines (sp??). Sadly, I don't have any although I'm on the lookout now. But he said that in his old school there was this great book about Lamberguines but it was a 3rd grade book. He's been looking forward to being able to read it...and then he changed schools! They're just so precious. I'm going to just do an almost complete overhall of my classroom, plans, procedures etc. I'm going to try a lot of new stuff and keep the stuff that worked from last year.
I have a wonderful team this year. 7 of us...6 girls and one guy. Some are my age, some a little older. I've got 3 years of experience, we've got 2 first years, and then the rest a mix of levels. But they are so fun and so sweet. We've had so much fun getting to know each other and laughing and getting ready for the year. They are going to be a huge encouragement and help this year. The Lord is so gracious. I have prayed that He hand pick the children to go into my classroom so I am estatic to find out who He put there. I will be exausted this week so if you see me, just excuse the glazed over, dead look in my eyes...I will come back to life in a few days once I'm back in the routine of school. Yippeee!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here are some pics of my room...teachers if you have any suggestions or ideas, I'd love them!
Below is a picture from the door - it my desk area with school supplies, and the "Wild Wild West" word wall. Our school's theme this year is Western.
(Above) This is my reading corner with all my books and some fun "book nooks" to relax in and read.
Also, this weekend, my sweet friend Jamie came down from Dallas for the weekend. We did all the girly things that could possibly be fit in one weekend: 2 girl movies, shopping, a pedicure, yummy food, and good talking.
On our way to church
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Fortunately, this was at the end of our trip but we got a little bit of the tropical storm.
Ahh! There's an iguana under the bench!
An unlikely friend met along the way. He actually let me get this close without running away. Aparently, since the hurricane in 2004, they have been all over the island including the golf course. He looks kinda friendly don't ya think?
The signs a little hard to see but it says "Crocodile Hole." Yikes! We actually did not see any crocodiles.
About to board the submarine. The Caymans had the most beautiful blue water I have ever seen.
A storm was blowin in!We loved the trip and we say thank you to my sweet sister for inviting us there! Happy last week of summer (for all you teachers out there, or at least it is for me)!