My first day of teaching ha it's up and down. The kids were wonderful and in their best behavior but I know soon it will all change. However, I am going to keep a positive attitude and hope they know better then try anything with me. Since we try to treat them as if they are in junior high (we are a k-8 school), I will teach the ELA and one portion of pre-algebra.
I am so excited to be doing something I have been working towards for the past THOUSAND years!!!
Here is the down side, one of my test to complete the credential program expired in May and now not sure if I will get the paper needed to teach. Options... They will either find a waiver and keep me working or I will have to go back to my previous job as a librarian (worst case scenario) so please send positive thoughts my way.
Brent had a great first day as a sophomore. The curse of sophomore year truly exist and I can already see it come out. Hopefully football will keep him in line!
Tori is an 8th grader... She is partially in my class during the day. She did great during the first day of school and is super excited about this school year.
Ready for day 2! BRING IT!!!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Gain... Lose... Gain... Lose... Ugh! Why do we have to eat? Better yet... Why do we have to gain weight when we eat the yummy foods that we all love? Need motivation to get back into running full time and making time for gym classes even if sleep takes a back seat! Keep me in check peeps!!!!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
KONY 2012... What the heck is this all about??? If you watched the video, you are dying to post it on your facebook, get others involved, and take action in the campaign. Some critics say there are hidden intentions for this cause and that the director did a great job editing this film (hiding some truths). Others are calling people followers for taking action and making this cause a priority.
Where do you stand?
Where do I stand?
I say more power to those trying to make a difference in the world we live in, power to those that have the courage to to take action and battle those that ignores the problems, power to those that can do something about it. Yes, this cause is not the only cause out there that we need to fight for. Yes, this cause is not at home. Yes, this is not a new problem. Yes, this is something that everyone can help with. If you didn't create or had the idea or knew how to put it together... you can now join in the cause and help. How would you feel if this was taking place in your school, hometown, state, country? Would you criticize those with the power to make a change and help you? I say NO. I would welcome all the help I could get. I would be grateful for having someone fight for me, my brothers, sisters, parents, for a school, freedom of speech, etc. How can you say we are followers? What are you doing to save the those in need in this country or any other part of this world? How dare you criticize those willing to help???
I grew up in a free country that has potentials to grow tremendously. It has its positives and negatives... but I love my country. There are so many other free countries in this world and I hope the ones that are caught in terrible times will soon find a way to have freedom of speech and be allowed to grow up to see a beautiful place where ever they may be.
I am inviting our 7th & 8th graders to watch and participate. I want them to see that not everyone has the same rights as they did, that not everyone has a full family at home, house, cars, money to go to movies, games, shopping, food... This is not about what political side you stand, it is about coming together to aid those in need. I think once Kony 2012 has achieved its purpose that we, the world, will continue to fight for another cause.
I can make a difference... so can you!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Tori made honor roll and did a great job on the school play, so I thought we should go out and have a girls night! We went to Chipotle for yummy dinner, than spent 2 hrs walking at forever 21!!! Yikes... But we had a blast! We made a quick trip to target on the way home and we are exhausted! I'm ready for bed but she is waiting for a friend to come over to continue her girls night! Thanks Glen for the idea and let us browse the mall... I'm sure you missed that!!! Haha!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
YIKES!!! Why is it so hard? Was panicking cause I couldn't get a hold of Brent. Off course my mind goes to places where it should never go. Posted on Facebook and txted all his friends and NOTHING. He finally called and tell me his phone died but was where he said he would be but off course I let him have it over the phone. After calming down, I told him sorry I went crazy on him but just got really nervous, especially since the town is full of non-riponites! Scary, scary... well he now called and said it was his fault for not using his friend's phone to check in and he knew I was worried about him and said "Thank you mom for caring so much and keeping tabs on me" Ugh... now he made me cry! They drive me crazy and give me plenty of gray hairs but I Love them so much that I would die if something ever happened to them. As look back... All I have to say is Thank you mom and dad and I am SOOOO VERY SORRY for all the worry and stress I put you through.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Facebook can kiss my big round fat ***! What's the point of having an account when you can't share what you really want to say? People are so friendly on the site but if you see them at the store.... They pretend they don't even know you. Well... I always say... if you are not happy about something then do something about it... so I have chosen to take a step back and really just vent and create controversy on my own blog! So mean lady that drives me over the edge... take a hike and never come back!
If you have chosen to follow my blog.... Hello! Thank you! Love you! and GOOD LUCK!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Well.... it has been forever since I have updated my blog. Let's see if I can do a summary of my life...
News years was so much fun... we celebrated in Sacramento with a few friends. Kids had a blast playing video games and making smores. Glen and I had a blast talking and playing apples to apples.
This year I decided not to come up with new years resolutions... I knew I would break it in a few days anyways! HAHA! This year the plan is to have fun and enjoy life! No resolution needs for it!
Brent has been wrestling for the Ripon High Wrestling team and has falling in love with the sport. He has wrestled on and off for the kids program but never bought into it. This year however, he has dedicated every minute to wrestling and has surprised many with a record of 4-3 with both varsity and JV wins all by pins. His season is over for now but will continue to work during freestyle season. Glen is thrilled as he always hoped Brent would love as much as he has. Brent is now getting ready to move to track and hopes to excel just as he did in wrestling.
Tori has played volleyball and basketball for the junior high and has loved every minute of it. She is super excited for softball... her favorite sport! She is growing super fast and has become a great stat girl for the wrestling program! Since we are all going... might as well put her to work!
Glen has worked hard this wrestling season (as every season). This year the team is amazing with great potential to go to state and have a wrestler place. I am super excited and proud of his accomplishments and he was finally recognized by the other coaches and won coach of the year.
I am still working in the library and all the other jobs assigned. There are days I want to quit but know that I just need to push ahead and wait for a position to open up. I am done with my credential classes, pass all the exams, and now working on the last two classes for my master. By the end of April, I will have my credential and masters in teaching... Just wish there was a job for me! I am also the Athletic director this year and wow... it has been an eye opening experience! not hard but making sure every game is scheduled and done correctly! Yikes... trying to find vans for away game the day before is not fun but luckily I have good friends in high places to bail me out!!! (love you Sue!!!).
Well... that is about it for now! Counting down the days for spring break!