Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
For the most part my classes seem like they are going to be pretty easy. I have a statistics class, a computer programing class, two education classes and then a Math class of pure agony! MAT 320W-Foundations of math. Not only is it my junior level writing requirement but it is a proof class. I know 4 people in my class who are taking it again this semester cause the dropped out last semester. My goal for these next 3 months is to pass this class! We are going to have 20pt quizzes every Wednesday and the first week of school was no exception. We only had one day of class before he was testing us!!!! INSANE! The very first day the professor redefined the meaning of a sentence. In case you were wondering a sentence is either true or false. There is no room for opinions in the language of mathematics.
I also am going to be an SI this semester. I am not sure all the details yet but I will go to a MAT 114 class (Quantitative Reasoning) and get to know the material. Then I will hold a session where all the little freshman (who are only a year younger than me) will come and get me to help them on their math HW. Sounds like fun! It will actually be something I can put on my resume so that when I am trying to get a job as a teacher, in 2 years, I can have more to put then "I worked at Jamba Juice!!!"
Oh and how pathetic am I? It is my first real weekend in Flag, my first Friday NOT at work, and I am sitting at home alone. :(
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Lindsey, her kids and I all took a walk to Good Will (you know while they still lived at Dads house). Anne looks so cute walking all by herself with out a care in the world. :DLindsey was checking out and I was really board of shopping so I took Rachel to the hats and we took lots of pictures with different goofy hats! :D It was lots of fun!!!!
Emma looked too cute up on the fire place holding the puppy so I just HAD to take a picture.
And this, of course, is me and Joseph. We were at the Marcos Graduation and it just so happened to be raining! Weird that that would happen two years in a row when the norm is 100 for last Aug. Silly Joseph got really really cold and we couldn't stay to say hi to all our friends on the field cause he was almost convulsing cause he was so cold! :D
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
In other news, for those of you who don't know, Karl Andersen left for his mission on Wednesday. I am sad that he lives so far away, I didn't get to see him before he left :(
Spring Break was so much fun and well needed. I stayed with Dallas and Natalie for a day, I got to go to the beach with Dad and Lindsey, I went spelunking with Mom, and I even got to spend the night with Afton and Mindy. But when we went to the beach I stepped on tar. And when we were in the cave I broke my camera!! Not cool!
I made surprise cupcakes for my roommate Lanae for he birthday this past week. Everyone loved them and it made me feel special.
On Thursday I will be teaching again, but this time I will be teaching math to 7th graders at the Jr. High and then 20 mins later be at the Elementary teaching a chemistry lesson to the 5th graders. It is going to be a crazy day! I hope it doesn't make me too stressed. But that is the last crazy thing I have to do before finals.
I think that is all the random tid bits I can think of right now. Time for pictures!
Lindsey had a lot of fun playing in the sand with her girls. Rachel couldn't have been happier but Anne was deathly afraid of the ocean! This was the closest I could get her to the water. I asked her to but a feather in the sand castle, that was too much for her! She spent the rest of the day with Dad a safe distance away from the scary water. I love the concerned look on her face in this picture! It is so cute!
Precious Anne, safely far away from the water.
These are really...tender. I love the one of dad giving the cookie to Anne and all you can see is her little hand! SO CUTE!
Beautiful Hans on his 14th birthday. We found a hollow tree and it was just to much fun! I think they are happy mostly because at this point we had found our way out. I didn't even count how many times we turned around in that cave.
Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE MY FAMILY!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?! :D
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The next lesson I will be teaching will be to the 7th graders and we will be talking about Volume. The next time I teach the 5th graders we are going to be taking about Force and Motion.
This is all made possible by the NAUTeach program up here at NAU. This program started in Texas (as UTeach) and is now starting to wriggle its way into the rest of the United States. This program is amazing! The first two classes get you into the class room so that you can know right away if teaching is right for you, and they even give you a stipend for taking the class. So at the end of this semester I will get $250 for taking a class I love. Our teacher was telling us the other day that tons and tons of schools applied to have the program come to their Universities...they only picked 12! So out of all the Universities country wide the one that was chosen just so happened to be in Arizona so I could still get my tuition waver and be close to home. I am so excited to be going to school to be a teacher!
Oh and a little side note for Diane(and anyone else who was wondering)...The job I had an interview for was a Summer Enrichment Program. If I get it I will be a TA for a science class. There will be three one week sessions were kids will come up and take the class. The best part is that at the end of each week I get to go on a field trip with the students. I am really excited for it but I don't know if I will get it or not. They told me as I was walking out of the interview that they would get back to me by the end of the week. That was a week ago! I am really worried that I won't get it but I am holding on to the hope that they are just behind and haven't gotten around to calling me back. :/
OH! Did I mention that I LOVE TEACHING!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :D
Monday, March 2, 2009
My goal for tomorrow is to actually get out of bed at 6:30 (or 7) and go running. I miss being able to sleep well and the solution to that problem it to exhaust myself and I have full confidence that getting up early and running will do just that.
This past week was amazing! I taught my first math lesson to REAL Jr High kids, I had my first job interview, and I planed out the classes I need to take for the next three semesters and now I know for sure that I will be able to get my teaching degree in three years! If everything works out the way I have planed I will graduate in May of 2011! :D That makes me really happy
I cannot wait for spring break and I am so excited to go home and see my family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think that is about it...
Monday, February 9, 2009
SOOO MUCH SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not believe how much show was on me beanie by the time I got home! It was completely covered in snow and ice!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It makes me laugh that so many things are just buried in the snow! There is something else buried right next to the picnic table and Jerah and I can not figure out what it is! I guess we will just have to wait till spring to find out! And I laugh at who ever owns this car. Poor poor things. :) I took that picture on Sunday and it is still like that. I guess they decided it just wasn't worth the trouble.
In other news... I started classes yesterday. 3 Math classes(Modern Geometry, Differential Equations and Elementary Number Theory), 2 Education classes and a Liberal Studies. I really hope I will be able to survive the next 4 months. It has recently been reaffirmed to me that an education is expensive. It is ridiculous that I have to pay for the classes and then pay for the textbooks. How is anyone supposed to be able to pay for all that on their own?!?!? It is a conspiracy!
This is Jerah and I on the first day of classes at the bus stop on our way to our 9:1o classes
I also didn't write anything about Christmas or New Years, just like everyone else.
Christmas was great fun and it even lasted for a week. The highlight of my New Years was the party with Lindsey and her kids. We all got sparkly hats, masks and horns, we drank sparkling cider and tooted our horns at 7:00! :D Those girls are so adorable!
The most adorable picture ever!!!! I just love that Annie has food all over her face, it really adds something to it.