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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Student Teaching

This week was crazy. Monday I had meetings at my college, came home to eat, went to meet the class I would be with for student teaching, came back home, changed clothes and fed the dogs, went to pick up Josh from school then went to my night class. It was nuts, but the rest of the week was nice. I started student teaching and I love the kids. I am not nervous anymore either. I just had to get started. I had lunch duty this week, so I got to mingle with all of the 2nd graders. It was fun. I also have started doing some little things in the classroom to get a few clerical jobs mastered because in a few weeks I will have to run the whole class by myself. I think it will be fine. I am planning to take reading or language as my first lessons to take over.
We did hear about the house...the owners have accepted our offer, so it has gone to the bank and now since it is a short sale, the bank has to decide if they want to accept our offer, so it will take more time, but no big deal. We had someone look at our house today as well.
I also got the results of my praxis back this week and I passed. Now for those of you who are not familiar with what the praxis is, it is my license to teach. It is a big test that you have to pass to become certified. I am so excited because I just knew I had messed it up. I changed several of my answers and I know I changed them to the wrong answer and had the correct answer to begin with. Well, it worked out and I passed.
Well, Karl has the movie "Tangled" on and it is pretty funny, so I am going to go and watch it. Have a nice week!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

First week of school

Josh had a good week at school. He seemed a little frustrated because they really weren't doing much of anything but going over rules, and that is boring.
This was my only week at the preschool. I had so much fun. I have some new kids and one of them is hilarious. It will be a super fun year with this student added to the mix of the already fun class I have. I will start student teaching next week, so I will not be back at the preschool until October 17th. I will miss my kids and co-workers.
Monday I go to a student teacher meeting and then Tuesday I start student teaching. This goes on for 8 weeks and then I am done and I can go back to the preschool. I am sure I will love it. Oh, I think some of you had asked what grade I will be teaching and where. It is public schools and it is 2nd grade.
This weekend I need to clean house and get everything ready for next week. I will try to make a post next week about how student teaching is going. I am nervous. Hopefully by later in the week I will be over that. BTW...still no word on the house, but I will keep you posted. Have a nice weekend.



Sunday, August 14, 2011

back to school


Josh had a really good time at Ft. Walton, or Ookaloosa Beach, in Florida. They also ended up going to Fort Walton and an Indian museum as well as an air force museum. They ate out at some seafood place, but I do not remember the name of the place. He is home though and I am glad. I missed him.
We went to look at houses on Wednesday and afterwards Karl had to go to the dentist. On his way home his van broke down. We ended up having to go buy a new one. It looks very similar to the old one. it is an '02 Toyota Sienna. He is having to drive a long distance to work right now and needs something dependable. We spent the entire day looking for something on Thursday and then had to go pick it up on Friday. That is how I spent my last days off. I was not happy, but it had to be done.
We also decided to make a bid on a house we looked at. It is a house getting ready to be foreclosed on and is in short sale, so we bid much lower than what they are asking, so we shall see. We may not have a chance, and that is ok, but we had to try, it is a nice home and in the woods. It is so quiet.
I go back to work tomorrow for a week. Josh is spending the night with my parents. Then he goes back to school on Tuesday. I am not sure how much I will be blogging now, you kind of know how I do when I am working, sometimes it is once a month. I get so busy. I start student teaching the 23rd, so all of that is coming up. This summer went so fast. I hope to be back in here to post again soon. Have a nice week!!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

getting Josh enrolled for school...

Here is a picture of the boys playing in the sand. Josh is the one with the swim shirt. He does not really tan at all. Karl doesn't either. Anyway, they went to the beach yesterday and had a great time and I heard Grandpa got into their blow up boat and rode the waves. How fun. They posted some pictures of Josh on the beach last night and the boys in the pool. I thought this picture was so funny though, so I decided to post it instead. It is of Josh and his cousin and it looks like they are having a glass of wine. It is juice of course. My sister-in-law says the boys insist on drinking from these glasses everytime. They are so silly. Josh is in the yellow shirt. You can also click the photo to make it bigger so you can see it.
Well I met my teacher yesterday where I will be student teaching and she showed me around the building. She was really nice. I will at least now know where the classroom is and where to park. I also know kind of what hours I will need to be there. I hated to ask that, but I have a son I need to know about when I will be home. Karl has been working in Joplin and has been working 10 hour days. He was not getting home until 7PM. He said they are working 8 hour days now, so we shall see.
I got Josh's paperwork filled out for school, so I plan to take it to the school today and get him enrolled. I think that is all I have plannned today, so no big deal. Tomorrow we look at houses. I hope we find one. I am afraid interest rates are going to go up and I want a good one. Have a great day!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

meet the teacher

Josh arrived in Florida yesterday and he called me and he is having a really good time. They hadn't gone to the beach yet, so I am sure he will have lots to say next time I talk to him. They took some pictures on the way down to Florida and they took one of all 3 boys in the pool. Josh is the one with his goggles on his forehead. I haven't seen many other pictures than that so far. They have posted to facebook on occassion. They are having fun, so I just check in every now and then. They stayed at Hattiesburg, MS on the way down and that is where the picture was taken.
Today I am going to meet the teacher I will be student teaching under. I am really excited. I start that on the 23rd of August, but Josh starts school next week and I am going to work for a week.
I also have to get him enrolled this week in school. I think I will work on that tomorrow. I have to fill out all of the forms etc. Then Wednesday Karl is taking off work and we are looking at some houses. I will let you know how that goes.
Well, have a nice week. They are saying it may cool off into the 80's this week. It was back in the 100's over the weekend, so it is a welcome change. They say here in Missouri, if you don't like the weather, just wait until tomorrow...or it may be wait 5 minutes. Do they say that everywhere?


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Josh is on his way...

Josh and I went shopping yesterday for some school supplies. It is the no tax weekend for school supplies/clothes/shoes, etc. Well, we got a lot of them but not all. Maybe I can do that today or tomorrow. I also got some shorts. It was busy.
I also had to get Josh packed for his trip. He is on his way to Florida for a vacation with his grandparents (Karl's parents), his cousins, and 2 of his Aunts. He will have fun. They have a ocean front condo and they are on the ground level, so the kids can just run back and forth to the condo without having to go up flights of stairs or elevators. I could not afford to go this year, but they offered to take Josh and I would never take that from him. I am so happy he is getting to go. They split the cost and it was only like $300/each for the week. I am hoping for next year.
I am just going to clean up the house a bit today and maybe get some of that school shopping done.
Karl and I are going to look at some houses Wednesday, I will let you know how it goes.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Creative Adventures #3


Creative Adventures
Creative Adventures #3
The Lonely Seaside
1. You are walking along the surf of a lonely seaside and stop and look out into the sea.

2. As you walk further along you notice an old shack.

3. Your curiousity gets the best of you and you decide to walk toward the shack.

4. From the distance you can see something inside the shack.

Today was Josh's birthday. He is 13 years old. I can hardly believe it. We went shoe shopping with my parents and they got him a pair of tennis shoes and I got him a pair also. My mom got him some socks also. Then we went to eat at Cheddars. It was wonderful. We then came home to visit for a while and then I washed the curtains at the preschool after my parents went home. We start school on August 15th. This summer has flown by. Oh!! The best thing. I heard thunder last night and I am pretty sure we got rain too. The heat was not bad at all today, in fact it was still in the 80's when we got back from shopping and eating with my parents. It got up in the 90's later, but not bad at all. It was a great day.

Monday, August 1, 2011

sooooooooo hot

Josh and I went to the university where I take classes today. I needed to try to sell some books back and get my books for fall. They usually tell me they are using different books and are not buying back the books I have. Well today, they bought back all of my books but one. I was excited. I was able to get one of my books for fall the other one is not in the bookstore yet. I decided to have them ship it to me so I do not have to drive back up there. Then we went to get my parking pass. I am taking a night class, so I will need one. Anyway, that is all taken care of and I am ready for classes I think. We also drove by the school where I will student teach so I will know where to go. I have a couple of weeks, but I have other things to do.
I planned to do some work at the preschool tonight, but my house was hot and I could not cool off, then I started watching tv. It was 105 degrees today and I just didn't want to get out in it. I will probably go down tomorrow, and it is supposed to be even hotter, but it is nice and cool at the preschool. I am needing to get the room ready. I enjoy doing that, so I do not mind it.
Over the weekend Karl and his dad put in a new front door and we painted Josh's room. There is just a little work left in the laundry room. We are getting there.
Well, I hope you have a wonderful week and if it is as hot where you are as it is here, please stay cool!!