Thursday, May 29, 2008


I am currently sitting in a room of silence and I am loving it! Kaden is passed out on the floor. He was watching Barney and fell asleep. Brady is on his way home from Basketball camp with his friend Garrett. Ok...just kidding...he just got home.
So, I've been enjoying my time off thus far. I set a goal of cleaning a room a day plus getting the laundry done. I have currently cleaning the kitchen, living room, Brady's room and the two bathrooms. All I have left is my room and Kaden's. I hope to have those done by the weekend. It's so nice to sit in a clean room and not have to feel like your overwhelmed with junk everywhere!
We're headed to the zoo tomorrow so I will try to take some pics. I left my camera at the Ray's house on Memorial day so I can't post anything new right now.
Oh, I'm also actually reading a book. I know can you believe it? It's called "Same Kind of Different as Me." It's really good. I would recommend it if you're looking for a good tear jerker! I'm setting a goal to read 4 books this summer. We'll see if that actually happens. But I'm on a quest to broaden my vocabulary and this next to crossword puzzles are the way I plan to do it!

Friday, May 23, 2008

It is done!!!!

Today is officially teacher's last day of school. I can't believe it's already over. I'm so looking forward to some much needed rest. I plan to get my house really clean. And most of all, I plan to spend quality time with the boys! I was thinking today about this past school and wanted to blog about it so I would always remember my first year of teaching.

My room is packed,
Everything is put away,
I still can't believe today is the last day.

The kids have all gone,
The halls are bare,
Summer vacation, I'm almost there.

A's, B's, C's, D's;
I even handed out some F's,
No, I'm not pleased.

But I was honored to watch them grow.
There were so many things they had to know.

Short stories, pronouns, oxymoron, pun,
"Romeo and Juliet", "And Then There Were None."
Hyperbole, verb tense, essay's, and more,
I hope that my first year wasn't a bore.

And now that I have turned in my key,
My gradebook, records, and dictionary,
I sit here with my classroom all packed,
Vacation will be great but I can't wait to get back!

Monday, May 19, 2008


So, I'm sitting here right now watching my third period take their final exam. I can't believe today is the last day I will see them. I'm really sad that this school year is over! Don't get me wrong, I will be glad to have a break. It's exhausting teaching everyday. I never really thought teachers had a hard job until I walked in their shoes. But man! You have to use your brain everyday. Not to mention the emotional attachment you get with these kids. I feel like I have 98 children and what effects them effects me! I love these kids and they have made my first year teaching awesome!

Brady's last day of school is on Thursday. It's only a half day so he officially will have his last day on Wednesday. I'm thinking that I don't want to see any kids on Thursday, his teacher probably doesn't either.

A week ago Brady had his school program. It was called Wackadoo Zoo.

This is a picture of his class plus two others. Each class ended up being different animals. Brady was a lion that made rooster sounds.

This last picture is Mrs. Paula, Brady and Miss Bailey (she's married now so she's Mrs. Martin). These two ladies have made Brady's first year of school a wonderful experience. I appreciate all they have done for him! He has made all "S's" on his report card. He can read really well for a 5 year old. And he loves school!

Man, this blog has made me so sad! My little boy is about to be in the first grade! How they grow up so fast!!!!