Thursday, October 29, 2009

Theatre Slideshow

If anybody wants to see the cute slideshow I made for my Theatre kids, CLICK HERE!

It's a compilation of pictures I took in class throughout the Trimester! I suprised the kids with it at the end of our Theatre performance on Tuesday! They LOVED it!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Show = Success

Let's take a moment of silence to celebrate the fact that my students did SO GOOD in our Theatre Performance tonight! I am SOOOO proud of them! What a great way to begin my theatrical career at this school! These crazy kids really do make my job wonderful!

Monday, October 26, 2009

1st Theatre Performance!

We have our first Theatre Performance of my teaching career this Tuesday, October 27th, at 6:00pm.

That's probably why I'm still awake at 1 in the morning! I'm excited and nervous, and a million other things rolled into one!

And I don't have to do anything in it other than welcome the parents and turn the kids loose! :) Thank heavens for that!

I hope my kids and I break a whole bunch of legs!! (I'll let you know if we do!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gotta Love the Rebels!

I feel slightly guilty admitting the following...

A few minutes ago, I just got the attention of my 5th Period class and asked, "Does anybody have candy?!?"

Blank stares and raised eyebrows were the only response I received, since the kids are not allowed to have candy in class.

So I tried again: "This is NOT a trap! ...Now, does anybody have candy?!?"

Twenty hands shot into the air!

"Good!" I enthusiastically replied, "Because I really need some!"

And in less than 10 seconds I had a small pile of candy on my desk...

...which I am eating (and ENJOYING) right now!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This One's for my Mama!

Barry just showed me this video, and I knew that my mama would love it. So here you go... I second Mr. T

You better treat yo mother right!!!!

Courage Is...?

There are few things I have ever done more rewarding than being a teacher. This really is the best job... mostly because of the fantastic students I get to work with!

Today, for example, we were working on our theatre performance, that goes up next Tuesday night. We are performing an original piece, developed by the students in my three theatre classes, that is entitled "Courage Is...?" It will be about an hour long, and is a compliation of scenes written, directed, and acted in by the students, based on their own definitions of the word courage. It deals with their real-life experiences of needing and developing courage, and is a reflection of their desire to be brave in the face of life's challenges.

We took a break for a few minutes to discuss our personal definitions of courage. I had each student write down a one-sentence definition that they then shared with the class. I was absolutely blown away by the depth and wisdom of their responses.

Here are a few that really stuck out to me:

Courage is sticking up for something even if people laugh and tease you.

Courage means being brave and strong.

Courage means doing hard things.

Courage is helping others.

Courage means being yourself.

Courage means doing hard things even when you're scared.

Courage is doing what's right no matter what happens.

Wow!!! Are those kids awesome, or what?!? I am so happy that I get to work with such amazing kids who inspire me everyday to be more than I am! I really am one lucky lady!

Ode to Chick-fil-A

My dad shared this with me and I just loved it too much not to share!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I'm thinking this is an awesome object lesson! Too bad I'm not a Sunday School teacher!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thank Heavens for Airborne!!!

So... we all know the flu is going around this year. But I'm thinking things here in St. George are even worse than normal... this week, we had 1/3 of our students out of school sick everyday. Ugh! On our computerized attendance system, they've even added the code "F" for flu, to let us know if students are gone.

My roomate, Sarina, was sick all week too... bless her heart!

And I have felt under the weather for a few days... I think the only reason I'm not in full-blown flu mode is because of my new best friend, Airborne! (Pink Grapefruit flavor, of course!) But since I'm barely scraping by NOT being flu-ish, I am hereby postponing my trip up to Provo and SLC for a day or two (to give myself a chance to heal and not infect everyone I love)! So here's hoping that I'll be able to recover quickly, feel better, and visit my cousins as planned!!!

If not, I'll plan on a trip up in the next few weekends. Promise!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Don't You Wish Your Family Was HOT Like Mine?!?

When I was home in Georgia a few weeks ago, we took some family pictures, and (of course!) they turned out amazing!!! Hooray for going home! Hooray for having fun! And hooray for being part of such a good-looking family!

... And so, again, I must ask... Don't you?? Don't you??

Too Funny!