There is a certain student that I have to "talk" to several times every day. Let's call him Alex. He generally a good kid, he is just ALWAYS out of his seat and ALWAYS talking. So, during my day, I say "Alex" about 100 times.
The other day I was taking a little afternoon nap. Through my sleep, I heard Toby barking obnoxiously in the backyard. It finally woke me up...and I sat up and yelled, "ALEX! BE QUIET!"
Oops! Wrong name!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
On Friday, Toby came to school! My class is pretty much awesome, and we earned the opportunity for me to bring my dog to school. We were allowed to have him for the entire day, but I didn't think Toby could handle it! So, my grandparents came at lunch and brought him along. Toby actually did very well! He was a bit nervous, and I had to hold him for most of the afternoon, but he let everyone pet him and he was a hit! It was a great surprise for my class!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I am one blessed girl! I just spent the last 3 days with my girlfriends from college: Audra-Kelly, Denee, Erin, and Melody! (One friend was missing - Kelly.) We went to Asheville and had a wonderful time...including 12 hours of shopping on Saturday! Erin and I were so tired we actually stayed in the car and had a nap while the others went in the last store.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the feeling in the air. It was one of total acceptance. With these girls, I can say whatever I want, and they accept me. Actually, they LOVE me! What a feeling! It was good for my soul to be there with them, and get some things off my chest. It was good to share some stuff that's going on with me, and not feel judged or looked down upon.
Most of the girls don't know this, but I've conquered something big this weekend. Well, maybe it's too soon to say conquered, but on my way there! (Hey Erin, did you notice my correct use of it's? That's just for you, girl!) Anyway, it's due to my girls and their love and support. So thanks, girls, for being you.
I've got a big week coming up. I've got to finish report cards (actually, starting them would be good too!), start packing up my classroom, create a DVD for each student of class pictures, and get a presentation together to share at church on Sunday. But, I feel energized from this weekend! Plus, it definitely helps to know that in 2 weeks from today I will be done with the 2008-09 school year and one week away from Thailand!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Every morning at school we watch the morning news. This morning during the part about school lunch, they announced that we will be having peach cobbler for dessert. One little boy piped up. "Peach cob? What's that??" And another boy answered, "Fruit on a cob, or maybe fruit on a bob! You know, like corn!"