Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wow...

I never have time to update my blog anymore. And when I do, I don't have pictures because I lost my camera cord so i have to put them on my pc which has a card slot and transfer them to my mac. phew. too much work.

Anyways, I started back to work 2 weeks ago. So far it has been nothing but crazy. I LOVE that I get to work with Ashley this year. Things are going so smoothly, but with 35 students there is never a break in the day. We have yard duty 3 days a week in the morning and then we run a math club at lunch for kids who don't know their times tables. It's crazy, but it is paying off. After 5 days of math club, my class went from 3% of them knowing their times tables to 35%. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. I love my job and every second is worth it, but at 3:30 when I finally get to sit down, I am exhausted!

But all that aside, I have a fairly good class, even if they are Chatty McChattersons. I enjoy them. We are trying to plan a field trip for every month of the school year. So far we have Sept, Oct, and Nov covered! It's going to be a fun year, and I'm really looking forward to science camp in april! I found some pictures I had on twitter of 2 paintings we did. One is a Van Gogh self portrait and another is a Picasso (two different students) I love teaching them about art and artists. I love that we have made time for it this year! Although it was interesting fitting 68 self portraits on the wall....


In other news...my last post was about my friend who is doing an awesomely long bike ride for a cool cause, and he was giving away an iphone or $200 gift card to Apple. Check out the video of who won here: (Spoiler: I won, but the video is pretty funny anyways)

http://www.myworshiprevolution.com/bobbym/2009/08/time-to-give-away-an-iphone.html

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the Pictures Sounds like you are really having fun in your class.... Lucky kids to have you... How come you won the prize???? TTYL, Luv you, G-Ma

Mama Mote said...

Was the contest fixed? JK. Congrats. Sounds like it will be a very busy year for you. Glad you are good with that and MADE for that. I don't think I'd survive. So, praying you have a good school year and stay healthy. Love.

Katie Lady said...

You won? Which did you pick? the $200 cert or the i-phone? I hope you don't switch service...no more free calls for me??!!

We miss you and every time an airplane flies over, Ben says, "I wish I was on that airplane to Hawaii...with Tee-Ti." Hope we can see you soon!!

Christal said...

I picked the $200 gift card. No iphone for me, just resigned with verizon. hoping it comes to verizon soon!

Miss you guys tons,too...but I promise I have good news you'll love. :)

I'll call you friday!

Bethany said...

Wow lucky you!! What are you going to buy? I'm glad to hear the school year is going well so far.