Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
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I'm in desperate need of a life makeover. I have all of these thoughts running through my head.... I need to do this differently, I should have done it this way, I wish I could still do this, I want to be like this again, I want to get out of this financial disaster we have ourselves in, I want to grow closer to God..... and, when I think about it all, I get super excited about the possible way my life could be, but then I go back to the same rut. I will admit, I have been doing a better job at doing daily devotions, and working on having a closer walk with God. It's great. But, other areas need to change. I want to begin this ReVamp tomorrow.... I'll post on here how things are going!
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Friday, September 26, 2008
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Every week we start a new Reading story, and the kids have to do a vocabulary sheet to help them grasp the meaning of the new words for that specific story. At the end of the story, we have a vocabulary test. Our last story was about taking a voyage on the Titanic (an actual story about Ruth Becker who was actually aboard the Titanic). On the vocab sheet, one of the questions was ~
If you could take a voyage where would you go? While on your voyage, what would you do?
One of my little boys answers ~
If I could take a voyage, I would like to go to France. While in France, I would see the pretty buildings, and then would buy mugs and T-shirts.
What kind of 4th grader wants to buy mugs????? I thought it was incredibly cute, and mildly grown up sounding!!!
PS ~ I'm fine .... thanks if you prayed!
PSS ~ HAPPY FALL!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! <3 ~*~Bre~*~ at 9:44 AM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I found a lump, and I am in some major pain. I'm hopefully going to the doctor this week to figure out what the next step is. I'm trusting in God that whatever it is, He will get me through any obstacle standing in my way. If you think about it, say a prayer ( or light a candle :o) ) for me! I would appreciate it. I'm really hoping that it's nothing, but only time will tell.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
HOORAY!!!!!!! One of my brats is getting moved to a different class!!! (The kiddo numero uno in one of my previous posts... you know, the one that has the father who thinks it's ok to beat the crap out of someone, yeah, HIM)!! And, my parents are coming tomorrow!!! :o)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! <3 ~*~Bre~*~ at 5:36 PM
Friday, September 12, 2008
So obviously from my last post I am extremely frustrated with my job at this moment in time. I am stressed to the max, and really didn't think things could get much worse the remainder of the week. HA! I was wrong. Another teacher comes up to me this morning and here is our conversation ~ I'll call the little girl involved Sarah
Her ~ Hey, do you have Sarah in your class?
Me ~ Yes, I do, why are you asking?
Her ~ Oh.... well I kinda have some news for you.
Her ~ Well, you know how Sarah's mom got up in front of the school board the other day, and complained that her daughter was excluded from the advanced Math class this year for no apparent reason.
Me ~ Yeah, we've had tons of conversations about it, and I know she's really frustrated with the superintendent for excluding certain kids from the program.
Her ~ Ok, well, someone I know was standing behind the superintendent while Sarah's mother was speaking, and the super writes "Sarah not being challenged, find out who teacher is because teacher is not doing job"
Me ~ WHAT? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME
Her ~ Nope, I'm not kidding, so if the super comes in to your room I wanted to make sure that you had all your P's and Q's together so you could show her exactly what you're doing to challenge the kids.
The superintendent hasn't been in my room ONCE this year to see what I am doing. If she had stepped in to my room for a stinking second, she would find out that I AM USING THE EXACT SAME LESSONS AND WORKSHEETS AS THE ADVANCED MATH TEACHER!!!!! But, no, she just wants to point fingers and blame people without having any solid base of information to go on. (By the way, the child's motoher was NOT complaining about me. She got up and made the point that they ruined her daughter's opinion of her education because for the last 3 years she's been good enough to be in the high math class, but this year for some reason, she "didn't cut it" in that class. The mother fully supports me, and knows I am doing everything possible to challenge and enrich her kid.)
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
We are doing a review in Math for the first grading period, and addition and subtraction are part of the review we do every year. As we're doing the review today, a little boy that just transferred from a private school (and he was in the gifted class there) showed me that I have been doing Math all wrong for the past 21 or so years. I gave them a problem where they had to add and subtract to get an answer. Here is the first part of his problem
Isn't that absolutely amazing? I guess I need to go back to college to relearn how to do Math. He was proud as a peacock that he got done first, and he just knew he had the answer right before anyone else. When I told him he better double check his work, he said, "Oh, no, it's right, I'm gifted." The only thing I could think to say to him was, "That you are, honey, that you are." Obviously his gifted area is NOT Math, even though he tends to think otherwise! I thought this was rather hilarious.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! <3 ~*~Bre~*~ at 6:33 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I have a new baby on the way. Her name is Izzy. She was born August 9, and should come home with me in the next month or so. Isn't she adorable??? I had to get rid of my other hedgehog when I had my little one b/c I didn't want the hedgehog to suffer due to my inability to care for it properly. I've wanted another one for a long time, and found a really good breeder (the last one came from a pet shop, and he was malnourished, dehydrated, and knocked around on the ride from the company to the pet shop. He was in horrible condition). So, I got one from a good home. I think she's absolutely precious! I can't wait to bring her home!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! <3 ~*~Bre~*~ at 5:03 PM
Monday, September 1, 2008
September starts the best time of the year for me. I love from the first day of fall, clear up until Christmas time. The colors, smells, special traditions, new traditions..... just everything that encompasses this time of year is what makes it my absolute favorite!
The colors.... so beautiful. Isn't God's work
Football season, baby! I bleed
Black and Gold ~ Go Steelers
Time to break out the quilts from the cedar chest.
Boy, do I love the smell the cedar chest gives my
Once again, look at those amazing colors!
Choosing pumpkins and gourds to decorate the house
with is so much fun!
Succulent turkey, mouth watering stuffing, mashed
potatoes, rich gravy, pumpkin pie.... mmmmm my mouth is
Then, we head in to winter... I love seeing
snowflakes fall to the ground, or stick to the
windows... always a beautiful sight
Can't forget the lights that sparkle, and brighten
up the chilliest night!
I love sharing presents with my family. I search
and search to find the present that fits each
individual family memeber. Watching their
faces light up is priceless.
And, the real, most wonderful reason to culminate
this wonderful time of year. The birth of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. I love going to church, lighting
candles, singing hymns... all to honor Him, and show
Him my love and gratitude for saving my life.
When is your favorite time of the year, and why??
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! <3 ~*~Bre~*~ at 6:59 PM
To all of you ladies out there that are not as wonderful in the house wife category in life as you'd like to be (I'm numero UNO in line), here is a tip that I found to be imperative today ~
* When you're trying to surprise your husband by ironing his dress shirts (because he does them himself every week, and has done them every week for the 4 years that you've been married), it helps to not only have the iron on, but to also have the iron plugged in! It seems to work a little easier that way.. I came to find, at least!
Just thought you'd like to know!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! <3 ~*~Bre~*~ at 5:05 PM