Friday, July 30, 2010

finals, meetings and birthdays oh my!!

My Final went fine and I am finished. I was able to get my books sold and get my books for the Fall ordered online at Amazon. I also got my parking pass for the Fall, so I am ready to start school in late August.
I had a meeting yesterday for work. It was an IEP for a new student I will have when school starts. He is super cute. I am excited to have him in our class.
Josh got his expanders on Wednesday. He is tough. He did say it hurts, but he hasn't cried or complained. I looked them up on YouTube and if those were in my mouth, I would be crying all of the time. He said today they do not hurt as much, so that makes me feel much better. He is having trouble talking though, so hopefully he gets that worked out soon. He will just have to practice.
Josh's birthday is coming up next wednesday (the 4th), so we are planning to go out with my family to celebrate and do some shopping for him too.
Today we are home, but I have a feeling it is going to be a busy day. We shall see. Have a nice weekend!!

Friday, July 23, 2010


I took Josh to the Orothodontist on Wednesday and they put the bands in, they will be putting his spacers/expanders...whatever they are called next Wednesday. Anyway, he did good wed night, but his teeth hurt yesterday and of course I had to go to class. I hate that. They hurt last night too, but when he woke up today he was fine. That is good.
I gave Molly a bath today, we are taking her to the vet for her last round of puppy shots. Then we will need to bring her home and then go back out to Wal~Mart. I need to pick up some things. I am out of allergy medicine, and that is not a good thing for me to be out of. I get bad headaches, and I have to work on my Final this weekend. I need to get that started tonight. I am not going to be around for blogging until I am finished with classes...which is next Thursday...that is when I turn in my Final. I am getting there.
Ok, have a nice weekend!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

busy week ahead...

I haven't been up to much. I finished my 5-10 page paper on Saturday. Karl and Josh went golfing, so I worked on it and got it finished while they were gone. I started working on it Friday night, so that helped.
I had some stomach problems Sunday, so we didn't go to church. I am doing better now. That is why I haven't posted though, I haven't felt well.
Monday I got the laundry done and Josh and I just hung out all day. He is with my parents so I can go to my class today. He will be back this evening.
We have a lot going on this week. Today is class, tomorrow I take Josh to the orthodontist to get his bands put on for his spacers...he gets those next week. Thursday is class again and Friday Molly goes to the vet for her last round of shots. I also need to work on my Final which is due next week. WOO-HOO!! I will be glad when this class is over. I cannot wait until I do not have to go to summer school anymore. For those of you who do not know, I have 2 years of school left, actually a little less, but I will go to summer school next summer and that will be the last summer.
I better get going. Have a great day!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

good day with Josh

Josh and I went to the library and he picked out a new book to read. Then we went to the university to the library there and dropped off the puppets and book I used for my lesson. On the way home we stopped at Sonic and we got some vanilla ice-cream, I LOVE their ice-cream and I have been wanting a dish of vanilla for a long time. When we came home I did my lesson plan and typed it, e-mailed my lesson plan from Thursday to my teacher and some pictures of my student that are due Tuesday. Then I also started working on my 5-10 page paper. It is not going to be hard at all. I stopped because there was a movie on last night. We watched The Jenson Project on NBC, it was really good. I enjoyed it.
Today I plan on trying to finish my paper or at least get it almost finished. Then all I will need to do for my class is put together the portfolio. I have most of it done already because it will be things we have been working on all semester.
It was a great day yesterday!! I am so glad, because it was not good Thursday. ;) Have a nice weekend!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

bad day...

I had a whole other post written, but I decided not to publish it. I did not have a good day yesterday and was sharing about it, but decided not to.
My lesson plan went fine. The teacher said I did a good job. The kids enjoyed the puppets and I was able to teach them some new vocabulary, which was my goal. It was fun.
Today Josh and I are going to the library to return his book, then we are going to the college to return the puppets to the curriculum library. When we get home I need to write a lesson plan and do some laundry. Have a nice day!!
Oh!! I didn't have a good day, but when I got home, I found some siggies from Judy in my e-mail!! Made my whole day!! It is the little things that make me happy. Here is one below.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

lesson plan

Josh and I went swimming for a while yesterday, but it was really hot and I had a bad headache, so we came in after 2 hours or so. My headache went away around 4PM. I had it all day. I got some laundry done and I also did a little homework when I started feeling better. I want to write my paper this weekend and start working on my portfolio for my Final. I will have only 2 weeks of class left after today.
So, I go to my class and my lab today. I am doing a lesson again today, this one is a story with puppets. I think the kids will enjoy it. I plan to read the story and the kids will have the puppets, there will be one for each child. Then, I will ask them questions about their puppet as we get to it in the book. I hope they answer me. I will have one more lesson plan next week and those will be done.
Well, I better get going. Have a nice day!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

swim maybe?

My lesson plan did not go as well as I would have liked, but I think I am expecting too much from these kids. The teacher said it went good.
We watched the All Star Game last night and the Home Run Derby the night before. It was a good game, and Big Papi was awesome during the HR Derby.
I need to do some laundry today and Josh and I may swim if it is sunny enough. It is nasty humid here now after the rain we have had.
It doesn't seem like I am doing much, but I am also doing homework a little at a time. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


It starts storming last night right at bedtime again, but this time it stopped after about an hour. I slept really good. I am so glad.
Today I have class. I am doing another lesson plan today in lab. This one is social/emotional, I am reading a book on feelings and we are going to talk about happy, mad, sad, etc. This goes well at the preschool, but these are 2 year olds I am working with this summer. I will get back to you on how this goes. I am not doing the same lesson as I would do at the preschool, but it should be interesting anyway.
Josh will be back home this evening. He should be here when I get home. I think Karl is picking him up from my parents house.
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

stormy weather

I did not get much sleep last night. We had storms, and they were not scary tornadic storms, but they were loud with thunder and lightening and they just kept going and going. I finally got up and checked the radar on the computer because I wanted to see if we were in any warnings or anything, but we weren't. The storms would go through and then another system would go through. I fell asleep around 2:30-3AM. We all (me, Josh and the dogs) slept in this morning though, so it is fine. Karl had to go to work. I hope he is not too tired. He seemed to be sleeping through all of it though.
Josh is going to spend the night with my parents tonight so I can go to class tomorrow. I have only 3 weeks left and I have so much to do. I think I will try to write one of my papers this weekend. The one that has to be 5-10 pages long.
Today I am doing laundry and cleaning up a bit. We actually have more storms on the way and the weatherman said we got 3 inches last night. I better get moving. Have a nice day!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I tried to do some homework yesterday, but I cannot do anything more yet, I am going to need to finish my time with the kids in lab. I made a cover page for my portfolio, but that is about it.
Today we are going to church and then maybe cleaning house a little. I will do laundry tomorrow. There is not much else going on. Have a nice day!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


The sun is out, so the pool is filtering and I put some chemicals in it. I would love to get out there, but the water is too cold for me.
I did not do much of anything yesterday, but I got the laundry done. I also messed with redecorating this blog. I tried to put a picture in my header, but it didn't work. I do not know why they make all of the headers with frames. That is ok if you know how to do it. I do not have the software to do it.
Josh is home and he had a great time with my parents in Oklahoma. They visited my Uncle Joe and his wife Mildred and I am sure Josh played with their dogs. They went out to eat several times of course and they went to a Cherokee Indian Museum. My mom is Cherokee Indian. Josh loves historical items, so he had fun. I have been before, they have really neat clothing items and dolls that are authentic. That is how I got on my Indian doll kick. I bought some several years ago when my Granie was still living.
Today I need to do some small things for homework and continue working on the pool.
I plan to visit blogs today too. Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

soooo tired.....

I got my observation done on Wednesday and I got it scored. I have to write a 5-10 page paper about the experience now. I have a lot to say about it, but I am not sure about 5-10 pages. I am going to take a break though. I am tired of doing homework. I know my limits and I need a day off.
My day at class went well and lab did too. I went to pick up my notebook and my lesson plan from the teacher and they had them waiting for me. I was able to get some homework done in class, and I did a little this evening too.
Josh will be back from Oklahoma tomorrow. He went with my parents. I miss him, but I am glad he was with them while I got all of that homework done.
I have not posted, but we went to get me a new computer Wednesday night. It is nothing fancy, but it is a laptop. It is a Compaq. We got it at Best Buy for $299. I love it. We looked at Wal~Mart first, but the computers there didn't have everything I wanted and they cost more. I need to get my graphics transfered over to this computer. The sigtags and days of the week.
I plan to get some laundry done tomorrow. It is rainy here, so I will probably not give Molly her bath. I will probably just rest and visit with Josh when he gets home tomorrow. He is supposed to be home around dinner time or so.
Have a nice weekend!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


It was not a bad day yesterday, but I did some dumb things to make it not good either. Like I said, it was not a bad day. I went to my class and lab, and my lesson plan went well, I had fun with the kids and I got tons of pictures that I need for my Final. Then I realized. I forgot to give my lesson plan to the teacher and she had left for the day. She has to sign that I did the plan and also make some comments. So, I get my lesson plan out at the end of lab and leave it with the other teacher. I go home, and when I get home, I realize that when I took my lesson plan out, I forgot my notebook too. Good grief. I am really not so disorganized usually, but I was yesterday.
Today, I need to go and do some observing at another childcare facility. It will take several hours I am told. Anyway, I am doing that this morning and then maybe when I am done I might run up to the university for my notebook, but probably not. I will probably just pick up my lesson plan and notebook Thursday before class. If I get home early enough, I will visit blogs, but I may not get to today.
Have a nice day!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Busy Week

I got my last lesson plan written and typed yesterday and the laundry done. I guess Josh is going to spend the night with my parents tonight and then they are all going to Oklahoma for a couple of days. They will be back Friday. Josh is excited about going.
This is going to be a busy week for me. I keep finding more work to do in my syllabus. I have never had this problem with a class, but I am not sure what I am doing. I e-mailed the teacher last night, so hopefully I will get some answers.
Anyway, like I said, it is going to be a busy week. I will just write what I am doing daily as I blog, so it doesn't take so long.
I have class and lab today. I teach my first of four lessons, they are small mini-lessons, so no I am not nervous, it is what I do at the preschool basically. I also need to try and get a lot of pictures of my focus child. Like I mentioned the other day, we are supposed to have been taking pictures this whole time and I haven't been. I am playing catch up this week.
I better get going. Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. You can see my previous post for what we did. Have a nice week!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

fireworks and lesson plans

We went to our church 4th of July event last night. I tried to take some pictures, but the battery went out on my camera before the finale. I got a couple I will share.
These were just a couple taken when it first got started, the bigger fireworks came later, but these are still nice. It was fun. There was a concert afterwards. We stayed for a little while and then we headed home.

I went to the preschool yesterday to feed the fish and I found an idea for my last lesson plan, so I think I will write that today and get it over with. I go back to class tomorrow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!!!

I got my lesson plans done, but it was late in the day yesterday. I had a headache all day from not having my allergy medicine. I ran out. Karl went to get me some, I had to take a nap to get rid of the headache, but when I woke up, I did my lesson plans. So that is done. Yay!! I have one left.
Today we are planning to go to our church 4th of July celebration, it is huge. I think last year there were 120,000 people there. It is open to the public. The fireworks are awesome. Anyway, we are going to try to go this evening to see the fireworks. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!! Be safe as we celebrate our freedom!!! Remember those who fought for our freedom and are still fighting to protect our freedom too.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

doing homework still....

I sat down with my syllabus Thursday night and realized that my assignments are coming up quicker than I thought. I am glad I had planned to do homework yesterday. Josh and I went to my college (MSU), to the Curriculum Library and picked up a curriculum kit for one of my lesson plans. I was able to get 3 lesson plans done instead of two, one typed, I finished up the paperwork I was working on from yesterday and I was able to make an appointment to go visit another childcare center to do an ITERS (an evaluation). Anyway, I got a lot done. The only thing I haven't done is type the last two lesson plans. I will have one lesson plan left, but I will not be doing it for a couple of weeks. This catches me up so I can think. I have a lot to do next week. I need to take a lot of pictures next week. We were supposed to be taking pictures this whole time and I have no pictures. I will just spend one of my labs taking pictures of my focus child, no big deal. This is what I meant the other day when I said some of our lessons are unclear. I am getting there. I also have to put together a power point presentation on all of this for my Final. The power point will take some time, but the rest of this doesn't really take long.
So, today I may get those two lesson plans typed, but if it is sunny...which it isn't supposed to be, we will swim. I could probably do both. Don't worry, I am not sitting around doing homework all day. I am just trying to get some things done.
I know many of you will not be around for the 4th, so Happy Indepedence Day!!! Have a great holiday and be safe!! My dogs are scared to death, the fireworks have already started here around my house. We live in the country, so setting off fireworks is legal. Have a great day!! I will try to come by for visits today.

Friday, July 2, 2010


I am glad to have my classes over this week, now I can try to enjoy the holiday weekend. I turned in my papers yesterday and did some more observing and documenting in my lab class. My teacher let me borrow a book to use for a lesson. We have to teach 4 lessons in our lab, so my first one is ready, and I will do it next week, but I want to write my second one so it will be ready. We have a lot of things to get done in these last few weeks. I need to type a lesson plan today and write the one I mentioned. It will actually not take very long, I just need to sit down and do it. I may go ahead and type both of them. That is about it. Josh and I do not have any plans yet today...except me doing homework. Have a nice Friday!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

class day

I took Josh to the Orthodontist yesterday and basically they told us what they had previously told us, that they would start with an appliance that will spread out the teeth..a spacer that will fit in the top of his mouth and also one on the bottom, and that will stay on for a while, then they will put on his braces. I will keep you posted as things happen because I am not sure what all of these appliances are called etc. Then we went to the vet and picked up Molly's flea medicine. She needs more this weekend.
Today I go to class and turn in tons of homework. It kind of makes me nervous turning in so many things like this at once. This class is kind of confusing...well not clear anyway as to how things are to be done. Hopefully everything is fine.
Well, I better get going . Have a nice day!!