Saturday, August 28, 2010

In the swing of things!

It has now been three weeks since the new school year began and my students and I seem to be getting in the swing of things! We are all learning and growing each day, which is what school is all about :) I am a little apprehensive about being absent for two days at the end of this week for Paula's wedding. I don't miss work very often and to miss so early in the school year makes me a little nervous. I am sure everything will be just fine, but the feeling of knowing that my 20 students are at school in our classroom and I am not hits my nerves a little bit. I am sure I will be preoccupied with wedding duties and the site of the lovely ocean to worry :) 4 more days till I see the ocean welcoming me!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rural Life

This past weekend, I went to Fulton and South Fulton for a wedding shower for Paula and John Paul. Emily and I enjoyed getting to see the rural life that the Adams live. I love my suburb life and would never want to live in a small rural town, but I did enjoy my short visit. I got to run through a corn field, see a chicken coop, see soy bean fields, and a log cabin built by Mr. Adams bare hands! Plus, I got to drink well water!

Paula and John Paul's wedding shower was at the town church. Soooooo many people came to celebrate thier future lives together. It was a lovely gathering with great BBQ, yummy cake, and tons of presents! It was such a fun mini-trip!

Friday, August 13, 2010


We have officially completed the first 5 days of the school year, therefore, 175 more to go! The week went pretty well. I am enjoying my new group of kiddos. I am also enjoying the hugs and hellos from my former students! Teaching children is such a rewarding job. The beginning of the school year is always tough, but the progress that the students make along the way is remarkable.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Well, i turned 25 on Sunday. I had a great day! I got to go swimming at Paula and John Paul's house (even though she wasn't there). Swimming is so much fun when the temperature outside is near 100. No better place to be than in a cool pool! Then, i had my family b-day party at my parents house with pizza, lemon cupcakes, and presents. Everything was great!

The day after i turned 25, i went back to work for the start of the new school year. My teacher friend Lee took me to Milanos for lunch. I got a spinach calzone. Good stuff. This week has been full of teacher inservice and preparing my classroom for my new kiddos. Exciting and stressful time of the year. I am super excited about getting my new group of 3rd graders!