Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!

So today is my mothers Birthday. As the last year has past, I have really begun to see what she has done for me in my life. I have really missed our times together even the little things.
I never realized how much she does for me as well as the others around her. She is so giving of her time to anyone that needs it. She gives so much of herself that you don't really notice it until she is gone.
I can honestly say that she really gave more then she received. Always taking me and my sister-in-laws out for some girl time in cali to see Wicked, or just to dinner and a movie. 
I can not wait to see her when I go to Africa this summer and get to spend some time with her. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

AIMS Testing week

To start out the week we had an AIMS prep rally to get the kids excited for the test. With some persuasion by another teacher I got up and sang a version of YMCA with the words changed while the other teachers dressed like the village people. Even though some the kids thought it was stupid I really had fun doing this. We even had a few raps that I talked Sean one of the other 6th grade teachers into doing and it was great. The rest of the week my kids have been testing for AIMS and it has been really stressful for them as well as me. I want my students to perform like I know they can if they just try. We only have 2 more days left and I am so happy to get back to teaching my kids instead of reviewing. On another note I only 35 days left of teaching.... Yay for summer break.