This little scene popped into my head months ago and I've been holding it close. I can picture these precious people in their standard public school classroom so clearly and I hope I've given them justice. The beginning of this school year in the States was anything but ideal. But we can still do small … Continue reading First Day of School
The thing about being a teacher is that no matter how successful I am, I fail. The thing about being a teacher is that I have 19 students in my care at one time. That’s 19 little human beings with their own personalities and preferences and learning styles and likes and dislikes and lengths of … Continue reading Being a teacher
Last Tuesday our school had a Christmas dinner. It was the first time since I've been there that everyone was all together in one place. The cleaning ladies, the women who work in the kitchen, the teachers, the maintenance staff (which is just one super cool guy named Ramon who reminds me of my dad), the … Continue reading We need each other
Every once in a while I like to do a "Day in the Life" post. Mostly because I really find other people's day to day really interesting and I'm hoping someone might find my day to day interesting, too. Maybe. Yesterday morning when Fred woke me up (Fred is my dog, in case you don't … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Tuesday
Tomorrow will be my fourth first day of school as a teacher at Las Palmas. Tomorrow begins my fourth year of my dream job. This morning I was up on my roof redoing my laundry (it rained yesterday and the only downside of rain is that it undoes all the clothes washing you did if … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Ron Weasley and another new school year
Still no sign of kittens, but there are signs of great things on the internet. Articles/blog posts: 21 of the Funniest Things That Have Ever Happened at School at pleated jeans - Just some funny things. I Watched Shia LaBeouf Cry at His Weird LA Art Project at The Daily Beast - I hadn't heard … Continue reading Check this out!
This week Nicole and I reinstated Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Daystar hosted a group of really cool women, I started a new writing project, we had an assembly about electricity at school, and I celebrated Valentines Day with all the single ladies. Articles/blog posts: 20 Things People Over 20 Should Stop Doing at Jarrid Wilson … Continue reading Check this out!
This week we celebrated our 100th day of school! Only 80-something more days to go. This week The Palms administration started the search for new teachers for next year! Anyone up for teaching PE or middle school in the Caribbean? Articles/blog posts: Acts of Love in the Face of Violence at THE LIFE NEUROTIC WITH STEVE'S … Continue reading Check this out!
We started this week off with a Missions Conference led by an amazing speaker/missionary from Spain/Mexico. (He's a Mexican missionary to Spain.) This week my tutoring finally started back up and I've been loving the cooler weather. It's no eight below (I see you, Michigan) but I actually wore pants and long sleeves at the … Continue reading Check this out!
This morning I got up at 6:44am (only after hitting the snooze four times, thank you very much) and read Luke 4. I got to school pretty early because I had some lacing letters to finish. But when I got over there I realized my contact paper was not where I thought it was (at … Continue reading A Day in the Life (with pictures!)