Monday, September 19, 2011

Student Teaching

I am teaching at Springville High School this semester and so far it has been a lot of fun. I teach Health and help with PE/Jogging/Advanced Conditioning classes. Today was my first day teaching the whole lesson in Health on my own and of course I have a cold and felt awful but nothing that a Sprite from the drive-thru at the Mexican restaurant on the corner and a huge pack of crackers can't fix. I think it went pretty well. It was about Communication and we had a lot of fun. My mentor teacher was still in the back of the classroom but she didn't say anything during class and made the students ask me their questions. It was crazy actually being the teacher and I am so excited for when my mentor teacher doesn't have to observe anymore. I really really like her but it will be nice when it really is my own classroom. The students were pretty good but I will say that we will be changing the seating chart next class. Mostly just boys and girls flirting with each other all throughout class. I guess there's not a whole lot you can do about the flirting but they did take notes and participate and for the most part they were very respectful of each other. More to come, especially since I promised Randi who is on her mission good stories so I might as well let all of you in on the good stuff too. Oh and I get to go to a state-wide workshop tomorrow which I am really excited about.

Oh and I definitely bought a Spirit shirt both to show some school pride and to not have to get completely dressed up on Fridays. We have gone to 2 of their football games and let's just hope they improve.

*I would have included a first day of school picture but Jeff leaves before I do in the mornings and this morning was not pretty when I was feeling awful before school so I didn't let him take one. Maybe a second day of teaching picture will be posted soon. 

Too much to update

I have been an awful blogger but I will eventually update about the rest of our summer. I'll just give you a quick breakdown...

-We went to Idaho over 4th of July weekend to hang out with Cauley and Jami and their family at Jami's parents house. No pictures because I'm lame and we were too busy eating and playing anyway. It was so much fun to hang out with them up there. AND it was even more fun because they didn't know that we were surprising them by coming down and surprising them a couple weeks later!

-Hayley came up and stayed with us for 2 weeks! All I can say is FUN!

-We went home for almost three weeks! Our nephew Dallin got baptized and we were planning on coming home anyway so we decided to surprise everyone. Hayley, Jeff, and I headed home and stayed at my parent's house since they knew and the baptism wasn't for a couple of days so we didn't want anyone to see us on that side of town. Then we surprised them at the baptism and stayed with Jeff's parents for the week. We had so much fun!! Again, lots of food and lots of fun.

After that we headed back over to my parent's house where we took a quick trip up to Sedona and then spent the rest of the week hanging out and having fun!

On our way back up to Utah we stopped in Prescott and saw more of Jeff's family. It was a great trip and we had a really hard time coming back home afterwards.