Friday, April 30, 2010

The Day Finally Came...

Just a few short months ago I thought April 30 would never come. It was the beginning of student teaching and I was terrified. When I walked into Miss Womack's 1st grade class I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Walking into Honey as a teacher was a whole different experience than walking in as a parent. And as a post-bac student I felt like I went into this experience really blind...we weren't afforded many opportunities to visit schools or classrooms since most of the grad classes are at night. So with only faith, hope, and a strong desire to succeed, I began what would be some of the most stressful yet most rewarding moments of my life. I was ready to work hard and prove myself, but what I wasn't prepared for was how much I would come to care for the students...or how much they would come to care for me.

Well, April 30 did arrive (praise the Lord) and it was a bittersweet day. The 1st grade teachers were so sweet and brought lunch in from Fazolis to celebrate. And the last hour of the day my class showered me with teacher stuff, gift cards, and hugs, hugs, hugs! They sent me off with lots of love. One of the best gifts was a book of letters they made me. I waited to read them til I got home so I wouldn't ugly cry in front of the kids.

Those 1st graders made this experience so much more than I ever imagined it would be and I am thankful! But, Oh, how amazing it is to take a deep breath again!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Is it Over Yet???

My poor little family hasn't felt up to par this week. Three doctor's visits, a phone visit, and several prescriptions later, Tay and Aves are on the mend. Hopefully little Connor will be soon. He has been running fever since Sunday...and it's all we can do is give Tylenol and Motrin and try to make him comfortable. The poor little guy wakes up in the middle of the night burning up, shaking, and extremely thirsty. He tells me "I fine, mama...go back to bed." I can't tell you how much he melts my heart.

My student teaching experience is coming to an end quickly. After this week I only have two left. I talked with the principal at Honey and he was super complimentary of my teaching ability. He came to observe me and went on and on about how he loved the lesson. He said that there are no openings at Honey as of yet, but that could easily change between now and the start of the new year. My cooperating teacher has also been incredibly helpful and totally has my back.

One of the little girls in my class is a daughter of our good friends, Luke and Angela. This morning she came up to me and handed me this note:

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It made me laugh!

And finally, thank the Lord for escapism and mindless t.v. entertainment. GLEE is back! And so is Little People Big love the Roloff family...especially Zach! Oh yeah...The Middle...that show is hilarious :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Hunt is On...

We had a nice, warm Easter. I know that egg hunts aren't what this day is about, but it's a fun tradition we keep.

We hid the boys' eggs on one side of the yard, and the girls' on the other side. Connor loved it!

They still get a thrill out of it.

The cousins and their stash!

Candy bracelets...he hit the jackpot :)

I guess next year we need to fill the eggs with electronic devices!