Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Well, let me back up and actually say that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent the day with my parents. We got there around 10:30AM, so I was able to help cook and Josh watched the Macy's Day parade and the Dog Show. The food was wonderful because my mom makes everything homemade, I even got Josh to help peel potatoes. It was fun. After we ate we watched football a little and Josh made up a game for all of us to play. It was like family feud. The weather was crazy. We had freezing rain and sleet and it was so cold. It was hot in the house though. It was a fun day. We gave my mom her gift and sang Happy Birthday to her, we got her a frame that says "Nana always makes me smile". She loved it. She also had her favorite German Chocolate cake for her birthday cake. She made Coconut Cream pie, it was awesome!!
Well, if you have been reading my blog for many years, you probably know I am not the one that goes out shopping on Black Friday, it is Karl. He went out this morning early to Kohl's and other places and got most of the Christmas presents. I just need to get presents for my co-workers and my dad and I think everyone is taken care of. We didn't buy anything "big" this year for ourselves. He is wanting to buy a shed, we need to talk about it, he is out shopping again though.
I took my Fall/Thanksgiving things down last night and put them away. I am hoping we can put up Christmas things later today inside the house.
I do want to ask for your prayers. Karl has been laid off. This happens from time to time and hopefully he will be back working by the first of the year, but just pray that December and early January goes smoothly for us. I think we will be just fine.
I hope if you celebrate Thanksgiving it was wonderful and if not I hope you have a great weekend!! Is everyone ready for Christmas??? I am so excited!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


The thematic unit I have been working on every weekend for a month is finally finished!! Yay!! I am so glad. It has been very time consuming. Now I will just put together my practicum notebook, make a math game and work on our chapter presentation. Then the class will be over. The projects above should not take much time.
This week I have work on Monday, then practicum Tuesday, and it will be my last day of practicum. That is all I will do that day because the preschool has a half day. I will come home and work on that practicum notebook I had mentioned. Then I plan to enjoy the holiday. I will be working on the chapter presentation with two classmates, so I cannot do that and I need further instructions on the math game.
Well let's see. Josh is doing good. I think his teeth are already starting to straighten up a little. They have a long way to go, but I can see changes. He is doing just great in school. He loves it and he has all A's as of right now.
Karl is working as always. We are very thankful for that.
We will be spending Thanksgiving at my parents house. It is actually my mom's birthday on Thanksgiving day. I am not sure what I am going to get her yet. It is going to be a busy week. I better get moving.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you live in the U.S. and if not, I hope it is a great week!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

checking in...

I have been working on my thematic unit today. It is kind of like our Final for my class and it is pretty involved. I worked on and off all day and I do not feel like I got much done, but I know I did. I am going to do a couple more lesson plans tomorrow.
Well, I did my lesson plan in practicum last week and as boring as I thought it would be, the kids were really into it. The teacher did a great job teaching them about the Pledge of Allegiance and they were excited about my lesson. I was very impressed with them. I tied it to Veteran's Day and they talked about the Veteran's in their lives also. It went well. I am almost done with practicum, I am going to miss those kids.
Work is going fine. I have really good kids this year. It is nice.
Karl is still working and that is good.
I cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving. I am excited. I love Thanksgiving!! All of the food, football, Macy's Parade and relaxing. I will only have that one day I am sure. I will have to get back to doing homework after Thanksgiving Day. Everything is due the following week on Dec. 3rd.
Well, I just wanted to drop in. I am fine, just really busy this semester. Oh, I got enrolled for next semester also. I am taking my second block of Methods. I am excited. It will be assessment and curriculum. I better go. Have a nice week!!