Thursday, December 17, 2009


So... all week in Choir, we've been discussing the importance of supporting our sound, using our diaphram, and sustaining our breath.

Yesterday in 5th Period, I sang a song for my students to illustrate that point.  When I was finished, we had this conversation:

Student #1: "That was good because you held that last note really loud and really long!"

Me: "Thank you!  Now, how was I am able to do that?"

Student #2 (let's call him Albert): "Because you had good breast support!"

Me: "Excuse me?!?"

Albert: "Breast support.  You know... your breasts were supported!"

Me: "Um..."

Student #3: "Dude!  She's our teacher!!  Quit talking about her bra!"

Me: "Albert, did you mean BREATH support?"

Albert: "Breath?  ...Breath?   I THOUGHT YOU SAID BREAST!!!"

Needless to say, it took the 50 of us well over ten minutes to calm down.  Seriously the funniest teaching moment I've had to date!  I laughed so hard I cried...  And then my Principal laughed so hard HE cried when I told him this morning, just in case some mom called in upset because her kid heard the words "bra" and "breast" in class!

I can only imagine what that poor little boy has been thinking all week... 'Man!  I'll NEVER be a good singer!  I've got no chance at all!'

And I'm also a little bit worried about how this kid's gonna live that down within the next 6 years of public education...  There's no way his peers are gonna forget something that good!!

On a side note, half of the faculty have come up to me today to either compliment or thank me for my "support"!!  Funny stories travel fast!

Moral of the story:  Next time you teach twelve-year-olds, make sure that you, too, have good support!  You just never know!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

HSM Jr. Announcement!

SO... for our musical, we are doing High School Musical Jr!

I announced it to the kids today, with the help of our art teacher.  We decided the best, most fun way to announce it would be to sing/dance a song from the show.  Which we did.  And they LOVED it!!  It was totally obnoxious, and therefore, totally fabulous!

CLICK HERE to watch the video of it!  (It is totally worth visiting the extra webpage!!)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Story of my Life...

So... in the month that I forgot to post anything, I was super busy with school, family, and church stuff!

I already mentioned that the performances for my classes went well... but I haven't mentioned yet that I have a new calling... 1st Counselor in the Relief Society!  I LOVE the girls I serve with, but it sure is keeping me busy!

Also in that month, I had visits from both mine and Barry's mamas, and from Grammy!  It was so great to have them!  We had a lot of fun!

When Barry's mom came, we went hiking in Zion's National Park.  5 miles.  5000 foot climb.  1 mile of it with chains and sheer cliffs.  UGH!!!!!

Luckily, however, I didn't die... But it was close!  Barry and I were both beat when we made it back down, while his awesome mom was all smiles!

I have to say, though, that the hike was worth it... that place is BEAUTIFUL!  It felt like looking at the Garden of Eden!  This picture does NOT do it justice, but it's something to give you a taste!

 Moral of the story?  If you want me to hike Angel's Landing with you, I will.  But I'm gonna need you to go slower, so I don't feel so lame again!

When Mama and Grammy were here, we visited Greg & Liz and went to see Michael's football game(s), among other awesome things!

What a wonderful time to spend with family and friends!  I am loving life, and I can't WAIT for Christmas Break!!