Friday, October 30, 2009

Oh where oh where has it gone?

Dear Camera Cord,
I have lost you. Where are you? I would really like to update my blog with pictures that are on my camera but I need you. You are not in the spot where I last put you. Would you please show up soon. You are wanted and needed. Please return quickly!
Love, your owner

Yes, I lost my camera cord. I usually keep it in my computer bag but it's not there. I have no idea where it is. I hope I can find it soon to post some pictures of some recent events that have occurred. As soon as I find it, I will put pictures on. Until then, you will just have to read my blog without pictures.

All is well here. Just applied for a job in the school district I am student teaching in and hopefully I will get it. I am almost done with student teaching- 3 weeks- but i am not counting down or anything. In 2 weeks I have my presentation to do to a board and they determine if I pass or not. I hope all will be well. It should be, but you never know! Wish me luck!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Kids Say the Darnest Things

This week has been a really long week. Tuesday after school I found out that two of my students had lied to me about attending the after school tutoring program and have been leaving school 5 minutes early. I was quite upset about that and let me tell you, they did not get away with it. Wednesday myself and the classroom teacher talked to them and then I kept them in for their 3 recesses. They weren't too happy but neither was I. I made them write me a letter telling me what they did and why it wasn't okay to do that. The letters were pretty hilarious! I am pretty sure they learned their lesson and to not mess with me. Then Thursday I had my supervisor come and observe me. I bribed my kids so that they would be better. It was the best they have behaved all week! So today I brought them some cookies.

So the Salt Lake Fire Department is our school sponsor and they came into the school to talk to the 3rd graders about emergencies, what to do and what the fire department does. Well, to say the least those firemen were quite attractive and most of them didn't have rings on which meant that I could look right? Well, of course I did! The first half of the presentation we were inside then they went out and showed the kids the ambulance and gerny (not sure how to spell it) and the hazmat truck. Well one of the cute ones was on the gerny and they were giving the kids a scenario. The scenario was this: the cute one wasn't breathing and they were doing chest compressions. They asked who would come and give mouth to mouth. All the kids covered their mouths and were yelling "eww!", "gross" and "no"! It was quite funny. Then here I am standing off to the side watching the kids and was jumping up and down inside yelling pick me in my head. Then one of my students walked over to me and was like: "Miss Dickson, you can give him mouth to mouth." I was laughing so hard and told her, why yes I could. It was pretty cute. But needless to say, there was no mouth to mouth but some good looking firement. Off to next month and seeing them.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Most Important Things in Life Aren't Things

I love that quote and it kind of goes with my life right now. I went to the doctor tonight and found out that I have laryngitis and I have to take it easy and try not to talk (that's going to be hard, good thing I have a lot of lesson plans to do and unlimited texting). Besides having laryngitis, life is pretty good. Dad just came down to Utah to visit. He helped Aunt Betty travel down here for her mission and was able to stay about a week. It worked out perfectly. I had no school Thursday, Friday or that Monday due to UEA (fall break) and a teacher professional development day.

Monday I went in for half a day and then Dad and I attempted to take a drive through the American Fork (Alpine loop) and end up in Provo. Well there was too much snow and ice over Alpine loop so we just drove around where we could. The drive was really pretty. On our way down we found about 6 deer. So we turned around and pulled over to get a picture. Dad got a really cool picture of 2 deer crossing the deer. I'll have to steal that from him sometime.

That Thursday, Dad and I took Kodie and Chandler with us up to Idaho to see Chris and her family. It was good to see the boys playing soccer and basketball, despite the cold. Kirk was trying to get Chandler to ride his motorcycle with him but Chandler wouldn't do it, so we convinced Kodie too. At first she was a little apprehensive but once they arrived at the High School she was grinning from ear to ear. While we were sitting at the game Kodie showed me her leg. I asked her what happened and she told me that she burned it on the bike. I showed Chris and Kirk and we got her taken care of. Luckily it wasn't too big and that it was cold enough that the burning sensation didn't stay long. It was good to see Chris. It has been a while.

Overall the whole weekend with Dad here was good. I am grateful Dad came and I was able to spend some time with him. We don't get the chance to do that very often. Thanks Dad! I love you!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What to do...

Life has been soo good up until today. Life is still good except my voice is gone. I came down with a sore throat two days ago and then yesterday my voice was kinda going away and now today it is gone! It makes student teaching hard. Good thing I have a great teacher who stepped right in and picked up from where I left off yesterday. My students were telling me I had the swine flu or larengitis. It made me laugh. They are such good kids even though at times they are pills. But I still love them. So couple funny stories for today with my students. One of the girls was totally bugging me for my number and I was like no. I don't give out my number. (big no no for teachers that do- so my teachers at school told us not to do). Then one of the girls today, while at the student store, was like I got this for my boyfriend. I asked her who it was and she told me it was a boy in our class. I looked at her and started laughing in my head. These girls and their so called boyfriends. I really need to start taking tips!
So anyway.. back to the no voice... I am hopefully going to the doctors to see what's going on. I hope it's nothing. I'll keep you posted.