Tuesday, August 28, 2007

School Days

Wow, I can't believe how tired I am from school. Getting up at 5 in the morning is not very fun for a night person. Standing out on the playground in temperatures in the high 90's plus humidity is also not fun. Eating lunch in the cafeteria with the kids and not getting even a bathroom break all day is not fun either. Waiting outside in the previously mentioned weather for the school buses to take the kids home while our school district is 90 bus drivers short is also not fun. The buses were over an hour late for some kids on the first day of school. Poor little kids waiting out in the heat. Are you starting to catch on? Actually, I love it overall. I love my students, my cooperating teacher, the overall atmosphere of the school and our classroom. The little details are so tiring but the classroom experience is so wonderful. Okay, I am up late. Must go to sleep. Tired...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I'm too excited to sleep...

Okay, it's an old Disneyland commercial and Kev and I say it all the time. But I really am. I don't sleep well anyway, or at least I have trouble getting to sleep. I start student-teaching tomorrow morning. It is the first day of school. I am going to work in 5th grade with a great teacher at a great school. I got to meet most of the kids and their parents on Friday and it is going to be a fun group!

I had a wonderful trip to California and got back last Tuesday. I would have stayed forever because I was having so much fun but I missed Kevin and I had to get back to start school. Trip highlights: a family dinner where we told crazy stories from our childhoods, eating a Balboa Bar (yum) and walking around the island with Jeff and Melissa, getting my nails done with my best friend Lelah (it was quite an experience where I had to ask the lady to redo my big toes after she painted bamboo shoots diagonally across them - yikes), going to Universal Studios with Jeff and Melissa, walking to coffee and the park with my SIL Maggie and my nephew Henry, the bonfire that turned into a pool party when Sarah and Gene rescued us by moving the party to their pool when the fire pits were all taken and the beach was packed, hanging out at Lelah's school with her, meeting the girls (including sweet baby Eleanor) for lunch and walking around the mall, having dinner at Mi Casa with my whole second family and having dessert and playing games at Lelah and Brandon's house, scaring Grant by showing him the picture of Emily on the trolley in SF, eating at Wahoo's twice, driving up to Lodi to hang out with The B's, driving down to SD to hang out with a friend and her cute kids, going to the orange balloon at the Great Park, and eating Rite Aid ice cream (mint chip and chocolate malted crunch). Okay, those are really just some of the highlights. It was a great trip! I can't believe that the next time I go back it will probably be with kids! (Possibly next year for my 10+1 high school reunion.) Did I forget to mention that my flight through Phoenix was late and I had to spend the night in a hotel room by myself? That was an experience.

Monday, August 6, 2007

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Friday, August 3, 2007


Just testing this thing out and seeing if I remember how to use it. I am almost finished with school. I turned in my last assignments last night after two days of almost non-stop work. I only got an hour of sleep, so I slept in today. Now I feel great. Going to California in a week. I'll be there for a week and a half and then start student-teaching in 5th grade as soon as I am home. It has been a nice summer.