Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Classroom

This post is mostly for my mom and grandma...who want to see my classroom.Theres also another post below this. Sorry some of the pictures are blury!! Welcome to room 24....

Trip to Visalia

Last week, I took a short, 24 hour trip out to Visalia to visit my college friend Melanie, her husband Peter and their little one Joshua. Last time I saw Joshua, he was 1 month old. Now he's 8 months old!!! It was hot, about 105, both days. Needless to say, we stayed inside, a lot. I had SO much fun catching up with Melanie. I miss her dearly. The last day I was there, we had lots of fun plans, but Joshua had a fever, so we just stayed inside...and visited more. On my way out I got to have dinner with Julie's parents and saw Kenton for lunch while I was there as well. It was so nice to get away, even for only a short time. I came back super refreshed. Here's a couple of pics I got of Joshua! Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the first day of our 2008-2009 school year.
Here's the stats for those who don't know.
4th and 5th Grade Combination Class
30 students: 16 5th graders, 14 4th graders
Only 28 desks..haha.

The Principal also let me know yesterday, that I would have a student from last year, who has some emotional disorders. That stressed me out a little, but went ok today. I have a lot of students who used to be my 2nd graders, and a lot who were my 4th graders last year, that makes things easy. Since I am a combo class, a lot of the students are on the higher end, and are very well behaved. I enjoyed the day today, and hope my class doesn't change much!

More Posts to come....Trip to Visalia and pictures of the classroom!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Fun with old friends and Strawberries!!!

This weekend, two of my friends from college, Michelle(Meesh) and Kristina came down to visit. I hadn't seen Meesh in a year and Kristina and Meesh hadn't seen each other in 2 years. It was a fantastic reunion. We had SO much fun. On Saturday, Meesh, Laura, Julie, Allen and I went to the Strawberry festival in Watsonville. It was fun, but SO stinkin hot. Last year was a lot more fun. Then Meesh and I headed out to Monterey where we hung out with Kristina's family. Then, the girls came back to my house and we watched a movie and stayed up until 2 am ish..just talking and catching up. I so needed this. It was such great fun. I miss you both already!!!

P.S. I am super excited to report that I've lost 11 pounds...and couting. :) I started weight watchers about 5 weeks ago, for those who don't know. :)