Sunday, October 10, 2010

Almost Fall Break

School is up and running... and VERY busy. The kids are all doing well and liking it so far. Jason is in 4th grade this year and has the first male teacher ever. None of my kids have ever had one in Elementary School before. He is a great teacher and is on the ball. Guess where he went to college... that's right... UVU, just like ME. Rylie is in 8th grade and is doing really well. She has A's and B's thus far but is striving to get them all to A's before the end of the term. Steven is in 9th grade and is also doing really well... with A's and B's. He loves seminary and is already almost done with reading the Doctrine and Covenants. Alyssa is doing pretty good in her Sophmore year at UVU. We were very excited to see that she is tutoring students from her math class, in most cases, they are older than her. Pretty cool that a 17 year old is helping 21+ year olds understand math. She got a 104% on her 2nd math the bonus questions right too. I am getting closer to my student teaching experience every week. I go into the field for the month of November. I will be teaching a 4th grade class and will actually be working with a male teacher. He is amazing! I have only been able to chat with him for a little bit this past Friday, but I was able to stay for a couple of hours to watch him with his class. I am very excited to get to work with him in November and again from January thru March. I can see that I will be learning a lot on new things from him. I also believer that I will be able to expand my horizons from what he can teach me. Scott is been busy at work and doing a wonderful job. I love that he loves his work. I love the time that we all get to spend together as a family. We have been blessed to have cooler weather here lately, and are grateful for it. Our family really loves the cooler weather. We are just about ready for that WHITE STUFF to start falling and sticking to the ground. Well, I better get moving... It's almost time to get the kiddos to bed.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Here is a great Christmas video to watch...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Family VOKI

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Kids...

Here are my cutie pies... Jason (8), Rylie (11), Steven (13), and Alyssa (15). This was taken last April (2008) when we were taking family pictures.... Aren't they just SO CUTE!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today is fresh in the making

Today is the SUPER BOWL... go AZ Cardinals!!!! We are having a party even as I type. Lots of yummy foods and snacks. I can't believe that January is already gone and we are now into February. Time is movings SO fast I don't know where to go or what to do next. Kids are moving right along in school.

But, I guess this blog is about my school too. I'm just about finished creating my google webpage for my computer tech class.... hopefully it all works out to be what 'Doc' Waters wants us to do. I have just finished putting together our groups Welcome to School Letter. And now, awaiting the NEXT project. I need to start my student teaching this next week so that I don't get behind. I have to do 20 hours... I have been assigned 10 for 1st grade and 10 for 5th grade.

I had my Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, we had our 1st test last week. I was relieved when I finally got it back and it was an 89%. My teacher made a comment to me...."you of all people are understanding this".... she said that to me when I went to see her to get help on a problem I didn't understand. Next test is this coming Friday. I'll let you know how it turns out.... hopefully next Sunday.

Well, I better get back to the PARTY.... before all the good stuff is gone. Talk to all-ya-all later.

P.S. Our little Miss Rylie Ann.... she had a class spelling bee this past Wednesday and made the top 2 girls.... they also had 2 boys from each class. Then this past Friday was the school spelling bee for all those class winners from 3rd thru 6th grades. Rylie tied for 2nd place. The really good thing is that she can't remember what word she missed that knocked her out. I guess she wasn't meant to have that work hang over her head for the rest of her life.

OK... TTFN again! Love ya.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

So school is well on the way. Busy as a beaver I am. The kids are doing well and still enjoying school. Me on the other hand.... well, its definately different. I am taking only 3 classes this semester. Math of Elementary Education Teachers.... doing ok so far I think. I'll have to let you know when I get my first test back... just took it on Friday. I am taking Computer Technology for Teachers... wow is that a busy class. We have only met twice (its a once a week class for 2 hours) and we have already had to sign up for a blog, gmail, a google site, and facebook. Luckily I already had all but the google site. But, then I had to add an additional blog to mine... just so that my teacher can keep up on my homework assignments. Each week we have to post a reflections blog and a video blog.... like I said BUSY. The last class is Intro to Education. I like this class so far... We do a lot of small group work... My teacher is Hilarious. One plus... The only class that has actual tests is my Math class... what a nice change.

Well, we have had a bit of a break from the cold weather and snow this past week. But, just as soon as it came... it left. We woke up to about 2 inches on the ground and it hasn't stopped snowing.

How all is well with all-ya-alls families.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Spring Semester

We are getting ready to go back to school this coming week. The kids go back on Monday and I go on Wednesday. I am looking forward to starting a new semester and hope to enjoy new classes.