Saturday, April 26, 2008

Quality Time

I got to spend some time yesterday with my sister and Audrey (My Boo Bunny). I really enjoyed it. My sister and I have not had good quality "sister time" in a while and it was refreshing. My little angel was so sweet and looked precious. She is smiling and cooing all the time. She especially loved it when I took her outside on the porch swing and we listened to the birds. She also likes it when I sing her Disney Songs and run my fingernails through her hair as she lays across my lap. Her favorite was Beauty and the Beast...which is mine too. She just gazed up into my eyes like she was so intrigued and would give a smile here and there...probably because I can't sing and she is really cracking up laughing inside at my attempt. She is getting so big. She almost fits in 6 months clothes and she is only 2 months! I love being an Aunt!

Evan's first post

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Technology is so cool!

Today I got a SMARTBOARD put in my classroom. I am so very excited. It is an Interactive board that projects my computer screen and by the touch of a pen, I can write and make things move all when standing at the board. I LOVE TECHNOLOGY! I can't wait to learn all kinds of new things with it. I am so excited to let my kids use it. They keep asking when they get to use their NEW Board. I have to say: My classroom rocks!

Monday, April 21, 2008

On My Knees

Last night I found myself face down in my prayer closet, praying and crying all at the same time. I am so confused and hurt by certain situations. I need answers and for God to reveal to me how I should handle certain things. I can't do it alone! I know that I have to fully rely on Him and He will give me strength. My heart is breaking for those around me and I find that I am filling up with disappointment and resentfulness because of it...not towards God...but towards others. I need God to reassure me that everything will be Ok and He has His hand in every situation. Mainly, I just need prayer...I need to be in prayer and I need others to pray for me.

Friday, April 11, 2008


So I am SUPER excited that it is Friday! Testing is finally over! Yee Haw! I seem to be coming down with a sinus infection though. I can't breath and my head is pounding....but I'll live! I am soooooooo pumped about Saturday. Evan and I's 1 year anniversary is on Monday the 14th, but we are going to celebrate Saturday by going to the Ponchatoula Strawberry fest during the day and dinner that night. Finally....some quality time with my husband. He has been so bogged down with work, school and taxes that I feel like I haven't spent good quality time with him in a while. I also can't believe that we have been married for a year! Time has flown by...but it seems like we have been together forever. He is such an amazing blessing and I still pinch myself thinking of how I got to marry such a wonderful man! Thank you God for my amazing husband! He has taught me so much and shown me more love than I could have imagined this first year in our marriage. Looking forward to the rest of our lives together as best friends and husband and wife!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fill in the bubble completly and erase any stray marks

SO my Kindergartners are currently taking SATs (Stanford Achievement Tests). We stretch it out over a 2 week period because having a 5 year old sit in a desk for more than an hour and fill in bubbles is not a good idea. I am not allowed to give hints or say anything that would lead them to an answer. So here I am walking around the room cringing inside saying "I cannot believe you just picked that answer....PAY ATTENTION!!!" It can be very frustrating for me and the kids. I hate when they get stuck and I have to say "Just take your best guess" They look heartbroken over not knowing the answer.

Then I have the child who decided to fill in the bubbles ahead of time....without hearing the question or instructions. When I ask him what he is doing, he replies....." I am guessing what you are going to say..and if it's wrong...I'll change it." Talk about drive me crazy!

Overall it is going ok....but I am just not sure that I agree with standardized testing of Kindergartners. Seems a little intense if you ask me.

We still have 5 more days of this #2 pencils, fill in the bubble, no talking fun. Once I get through this and parent evaluations (which determine my salary...that's another soap box) then I'll be ok. Graduation is almost in sight. Praise God for teachers having summer off! We need it.