Wednesday I had my interview with the principal at my school! It went GREAT! I am usually so nervous about interviews, because I feel like I am not a great interviewer, but I had really good answers to all of his questions and he agreed. He told me that he did not have a definite math opening at this point in time, but that if he did then he and I would be having a much more serious conversation. Which means, if one opens up (which, fingers crossed, hopefully the teacher I am long-term subbing for wont be coming back), then I more or less will get the job! So let's hope it works out that way! Regardless, I was just so happy that it went so well! :)
In other school news, please keep the Burke family in your prayers... Officer Burke is our school police officer. He and his wife welcomed a baby girl into their family in December. I even got to meet their sweet baby one day when his wife brought her to school for a visit in February. On Wednesday afternoon, Officer Burke got a phone call at school from their babysitter informing him that their baby was not breathing. By the time he got home, the paramedics had not been able to revive their sweet little girl and she died...they think from SIDS. Such a tragedy!!! Such a reminder of how precious life is and how short it can be!
Ok so maybe I should have started with the bad news and then ended with the good so that this post wasn't such a downer...Oh well. I hope that you all have a great, relaxing weekend! XOXO!
So, today wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. The kids seemed half asleep for most of the day so no problems there.... andddd I got an email from our principal after school today asking if I would meet him during 6th period on Wednesday for an INTERVIEW!!!! I'm not sure if there is an actual position available or not. It may just be a preliminary interview just to put me in the hiring pool, but whatev... I'll take it! So FINGERS CROSSED for that! I suck at interviewing, but feel like this one will go a lot more smoothly then most since I already know the principal and am pretty much already in place in their school. Hopefully!!
Next on the agenda, my butt is throbbing. TMI? Maybe so... but Mase and I just got back from our very first ever SPIN CLASS and my, oh my what a workout it was. I'm hoping that it is just the trick to slim down this booty for bikini season....again, fingers crossed! ;)
Finally, did you peeps know that Gossip Girl is back on?!?! I was casually perusing the tv lineup for this evening when I noticed that tonight's episode was NEW!! What!?! Have I missed any others or is tonight it's first night back? OMG! What's the deal GG!?! To broke to advertise your season return?? Let's hope not. Anyway, have to go catch up with Blair & Serena now! Tata for now! Hope your Monday was marvelous! :)
1.) Telling and re-telling stories. I'm really good at remembering all of the details and funny anecdotes that happened when I re-tell a story. When someone else is telling a story that I already know I am chomping at the bit, because I know I would do a much better job of making the story funny. Mason likes to steal my thunder a lot though and tell MY stories. Ugh! Oh and if you missed an episode of your fav show, I'm really good at giving you a play by play of what happened! ;)
2.) Running in high heels. Must've developed this skill in college, but I am probably better at running in high heels than I am at walking in them. If we've got a long hike from the car to our final destination, you'll see me jogging over walking 9 times out of 10 (10 times out of 10 if it's cold outside). This has only backfired on me once and I have the scar to prove it! ;)
3.) Planning out outfits in advance/packing. As soon as I know about an upcoming event or trip I am immediately thinking about what I will wear. When going on vacay I make detailed lists of my daily outfits. If you're getting married next February...I've probably already picked out my dress to the rehearsal dinner!
4.) Step aerobics. Not going to lie. I am the girl at the front of the room with all of the moves. ;) I have stopped going to the step aerobics at my local gym because the class is far to easy. yawn...
5.) Putting on eyeliner. I probably started wearing eyeliner in 7th grade and haven't looked back since. I don't even need a mirror to apply it most times. ;)
6.) DVR fast forwarding. Mason relinquishes control of the remote whenever we are watching a recorded show bc I am awesome at fast forwarding through commercials and then stopping it exactly where the show picks up.
I now pass this on to:
1.) Allison @ A Little Bit of Everything
2.) Casey @ Sitting Pretty in the Big D
3.) Jessica @ A Few of My Favorite Things
4.) Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition
5.) Little Daisy May @ this kind of love
6.) Melissa @ Sweet Melissa
Happy March Madness day! Oh yeah, that's another thing I am good at...my March Madness bracket beats Mason's every year...haha sucker!! ;)
Former Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars contestant and newly married Melissa Rycroft
and Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver, Miles Austin:
Throwing celebs in the mix always makes for a good time at a party! ;) Hope you're enjoying your St. Patricks Day and that you remembered to wear GREEN!! :)
Ok, well for those of you that are on Spring Break I hope your week is full of rest and relaxation... and for you non-teachers I wish you a speedy, easy week! :)
Ok, so here goes... Oh and I couldn't narrow it down to just one... I mean who could?! So many pretty dresses to choose from! Here are some of my favs however...in no particular order... Okay I lied... that one is my fav! I want! I want! I want!!!
Okay, well you get the idea. Something flowy, with some unique detailing! Can't wait to pick one out for real! Happy Wednesday!
I won a blog giveaway yesterday from Jamie @ The Kubeczka Family for a free blog design! My little blog baby is getting a makeover! Yippee! Great timing too since my blog is quickly approaching it's 1 year birthday! :) Thanks Jamie! Can't wait to see the new look!
I had my worst day of school yet today. Like almost broke down in tears bad. Like had to call the assistant principal down to the classroom because the kids were being so awful bad. Don't worry though...I kept my composure...I'd never give those brats the pleasure of seeing me breakdown!Days like this really make you question your own sanity of deciding to become a teacher though, but I know tomorrow will be a better day...hopefully.
Yesterday a chiropractor came to school to give free massages to all the teachers. A pleasant surprise on a Monday morning! :)
I just ate the last Samoa Girl Scout cookie! :( One box is def not enough!!
3 more days of school 'til SPRING BREAK!!!! It can not get here any faster!!
- Teaching 4 classes of math each day
- Teaching 1 social studies class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (ugh, I'm not a big S.S. fan, especially not 6th grade world geography S.S.)
- Teaching a math tutorial class on Tuesday and Thursday (with all the kids who failed their practice TAKS test, so that's approx 30 trouble makers all in one class... fun.)
- Tutoring on Tuesday afternoons (for which I do not get paid for, even though teachers get paid extra to do this, but since I am just a "sub" I can not get paid. But the principal encouraged me to do it, telling me that it would look good on my resume for next year...FINE.)
- Making lesson plans
- Grading papers
- Entering grades into the computer
- Keeping up with attendance, kids who are in ISS, assigning make-up work, keeping who was where and when straight
- Proctoring various tests (TAKS, benchmarks, etc)
- Disciplining children
- Calling parents
- Making copies
- Lamenating things (which, ok, fine...I secretly love and am in awe of the lamenation machine)
- Attending team meetings
- Staying late after school for math related activities
- Taking stuff home with me to grade/plan ahead with
- ETC, ETC
Ok, so I really am enjoying my new job and I am thankful to be able to get all of this really great experience that will hopefully land me a job at this school (or another in the district) next year. But really, I feel like a slave mule who is doing all of the work of a full-time salaried teacher while getting paid minimum wage. I usually have to stay after school to get everything done and often have to take things home. I would not mind doing any one of the things on the above list if I was getting paid a fair amount, but it kinda sucks taking on the full job of a teacher without a salary or benefits. *sigh* Come on August!!! Or atleast Spring Break! Only 6 more teaching days 'til my mini-vacay! Thank God! This is all to explain why I have been a little absent from my blog lately! Still trying to adjust to my new schedule and still squeeze in my daily
vent therapy blog sessions! :)
In other, more fun news, Mason and I are about to attend an advance screening of Alice in Wonderland at the IMAX theatre! Yay! I'll let you know how it is! Thanks Adrian for hooking us up with free tix! :)
Happy Thursday! XOXO
On Friday evening, Mase and I flew to New Orleans, checked into our hotel and then immediately headed to Bourbon Street to meet up with some friends who were in town for the wedding. Unfortunately, it was raining cats and dogs and I was caught sans umbrella wearing a silk dress. Nice. Oh well, if anything it just added to the fun, because after awhile no one cared how soaked we got as we wandered from bar to bar!
After testing out the night life on Bourbon, we gathered the troups and headed to the legendary Pat O'Brien's to meet up with the bride and groom (Angie & Brady) and the rest of the wedding party. Hurricanes for all! Very fitting of the weather, but eww I really hate Hurricanes... they taste like watered down kool-aid, in my opinion. Here are Mason and Cameron with Brady at Pat O's: After we had all had our fill of Hurricane's, it was time to upgrade to.... HAND GRENADES!!! :)
These may or may not have had
a little everything to do with my murderous hangover on Saturday morning. Ugh... my body is getting too old for Bourbon Street....sad. So once we finally dragged ourselves out of bed, we walked to a restaurant called The Court of Two Sisters and had a very yummy brunch, complete with a jazz band performance....very authentic New Orleans! I would def recommend to anyone traveling to NOLA. After lunch, we walked around Bourbon for a little while before heading back to the hotel to nap/get ready. Later that evening, we went to celebrate Angie & Brady at their wedding ceremony held at a beautiful Catholic church in New Orleans. Then afterwards, walked on over to their reception, where we continued the party! Here we are with the beautiful bride and groom (Angie & Brady both went to college with us. Brady was also Mason's pledge brother.):After the reception was over, we followed the bride and groom out of the ballroom and then down the streets of New Orleans in a traditional wedding march! We had a fabulous time visiting the City of Sin of the South this weekend and wish Angie & Brady a lifetime of happiness! Maybe next time I'll pass on the hand grenades though.... Nah! You only live once, "laissez les bon temps roule"! ;)