Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Break is Here!

I said my goodbyes and cried a little. My kids did not know what was wrong with me. I will just miss them. It feels good to finally be done. It has been a long couple of weeks and I am going to crash tonight. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The End of Year!

I have been preparing for the end of the year so hear comes the stress. I have a program this Friday so I had to teach both of my classes 10 different songs with actions. I was a little overwhelmed at first. I put the CD on repeat until I started to get the words down. The actions were a different story. But they are coming along and my students are learning faster than I thought. It is cute to watch them sing thier parts. This is the fun part of kindergarten.
Then the not so fun part of kindergarten is all the testing. We have been practicing for a couple months now for the Spring IRI. (the state test) They take each student and time them for a minute and see how many letters they can name and then a separate test to see how many letter sounds they can name. Some get really nervous and others don't even care. It is hard to motivate them to do thier best.
OH then the other part of the testing is I have to assess all my students individually in all the math and reading standards. there is about 10 different items on each. I have been doing it for a little over a week now and I am almost done. The end is in sight. I am so excited and plus the kids are tired of me asking them so many questions on what is this sight word, read this word, rhyme this word, count to this number etc... ha ha I try to make it as fun as possible. My students and I love to play outside, read books, and sing songs. That is when I get to play and that is best part. I think I never grew up in some ways.
OH then I need to do report cards, writing samples, permanant files, and portfolios along with my parent program (decorations and crafts needed).
I feel like my head is going explode, I have lost 5 pounds so far and can't remember a thing. I set something done can't find it a minute later. Then I can't remember little things that people tell me that need to be done. I have to write down everything! My last day is NEXT Thursday so it is so close to being done I can't believe it.
We are having a field day on the last day, we doing bubbles, ice cream, jump rope and the zoo is even coming! Everyone pray for good weather so it will be fun for eveyone. We got rained out with our baseball decoding game today. The kids still loved it.
I love to see the wonder in thier eyes with different weather with why and how. We walked ot the library last week and they noticed everything, the air, flowers, stores, banks, cars, cross walks ( well me trying to get them to stay in the cross walk was an adventure), oh the hair cutting places and all the books at the library. They loved it, plus it was a beautiful day for a walk and to play outiside. SO that that is what we did. I want to do this more next year. Maybe we could go to Pizza Hut.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Little Bro is on a mission!

Coulson finally went on a mission. He has been in the MTC for a month now and has grown up a lot. His favorite part is the food, he says it in almost every letter how good the food is. lol it is pretty funny. But he also talks about how strong the spirit is and how you can cut through it with a knife. Even some of his teachers that when you shake their hands you can feel their love of the Lord come up your own arm. He wants to have that, I think he is on the right path to get that. He knows that it is the spirit that is teaching him to speak spanish.
Oh by the way he has been called to the Cherry Hill, New Jersey mission spanish speaking. He says he has never studied so hard in his whole life. I am really proud of him.
OH one more thing, he just found out that his ankle is broken. He jumped off his long board about a 8 months ago and hurt his ankle. He got it x-rayed and went to a bunch of other doctors to get it fixed. He started wearing a brace, and all the doctors said that it was not broken. Now the doctors at the MTC say it is broken and have put him in a boot, he says that it feels better now than it ever has. I don't know how all the doctors here could have missed that. He is not going to be sent him since he is still mobile. I hope that it actually heals now. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

EX dog owner.

So we got a cut puppy that was 6 weeks old. She even liked me. But then Tyler started to feel overwhelmed and decided to get rid of it a week later. We gave it to a nice family in Pocatello. I missed her for a couple days, but now I have Tyler all myself without a puppy sleeping next to us. She was cute, but not practical. we need to have one that is a like 6 months old. We could not train her much because she was still such a baby. She loved to cuddle and hated to be outside. That is a little frustrating. So now we are not dog owners anymore. :)
Maybe in like 6 years when we have a little family a good job, done with school and a house. A puppy was a little to much for right now. Oh but she was cute anyway. :O)