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Thursday, September 20, 2007

What Kind of a Writer are you?






You Should Be a Film Writer


You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Long Time Coming!!!



So here are two new pictures of me! One was taken at our school for the year book, and didn't cost a me a thing! I loves those kinds of orders- free!

But this one that has been a long time coming but not to be confused with another picture--- (which i can't find- i guess it is okay, since it is a horrible picture! you all know which one i am talking about * see below for description.)



Okay, so the full story: I have been sitting in a classroom for the last month and the last few weeks I have had horrendous headaches especially while sitting in Mrs. Mackey's science class. She uses the overhead projector a lot! This week I decided that I needed to have my eyes checked since I haven't had them checked since right after I had Devin and had that really scary family picture taken with Sharon and Diana for my parents! Sorry, mom and dad, but not my finest hour!



So, I went to the local vision center, where there were REALLY friendly people. The Doctor checked my eyes and I made a comment about how it had been a really long time since they were last checked and said something about now that I am getting older... and the doctor said yeah, a 25 year old is really old. I said, "no, I have a 16 year old, so I am pretty sure that I am not 25!" He gave me that shocked look, like I always get and then went on and on about how 29 is the top age he would have given me (don't worry, married man, return Missionary etc...) he asked me how old I looked when I had Devin- how old did I look when I got married, etc... then after the exam was over, he had all (i mean ALL) his staff guess my age- not a single one guessed over 29. I told them I can play that game at Lagoon where the kid has to guess your age, weight, etc and if he is wrong you get your money back and win a prize. and that I seem to always win the prize!


I had a really hard time picking out frames- I didn't want brown ones since they remind me of the old glasses i had, but I didn't want something that made me look old either. So like the vision clerk Adam said I wanted something that is fun like my personality. After the whole office tried to guess my age, I guess it was like we all became friends and had been for years! getting fashion advice from the ladies was like shopping with friends. It was really fun! When I called back to see if my glasses were done (in about an hour,) the girl that answered the phone Jen- called me by my first name without me even telling her who I was, I guess I have a voice that is unforgetable?!



So the picture shows what frames I picked out- I had a choice narrowed down to 3 but one pair was $400 and I knew that would never work; they were Versace' and really, really cute! So i ended up getting this pair. What is really weird is that you can't tell in the picture, but they are purple on the top of frame and sides with purple jewels on the side near lenses.

Monday, September 10, 2007

What?!


Did anyone Know that a Cataract in Georgraphy is A WATERFALL? Ahh, the things you learn in 6th grade Social Studies!! I guess that would explain a little bit about having a cataract on your eye- a film over your eye lens- a waterfall would be the same affect if you were standing behind it right?


Did you know that some kids (and me) remember that the term for heating and cooling is called Convection? I absolutely adore the way the 7th grade science teacher teachs his students! Too bad this Friday is my last day in that class.



Tomorrow is Parent Teacher Conference the kids leave school at 11 a.m. I stay til 1:15. What will I do for 2 hours and 15 minutes with no students? Well, we will see!

I am having so much fun learning with the kids and helping them to learn too! Are you getting tired of hearing about my school experiences? Sorry, but I can't help it- it is so fun! Maybe I just need to be a student all over again? Since the first time wasn't so fun....


Have a great night!

What great "Gene"ology this is!

I didn't leave my heart in San Francisco, but left it sitting in a Tree that Grow's in Brooklyn!



You Belong in Brooklyn

Down to earth and hard working, you're a true New Yorker.
And although you may be turning into a yuppie, you never forget your roots.

Wow!

So my little Sister Diana had this on her site, I'm not sure what an ENFJ is, but the description is totally me, even to the loud part! Go figuare!




You Are An ENFJ


The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

In love, you are very protective and supporting.
However, you do need to "feel special" - and it's quite easy for you to get jealous.

At work, you are a natural leader. You can help people discover their greatest potential.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

How you see yourself: Trusting, idealistic, and expressive

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Bossy, inappropriate, and loud

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Hum? Really? What about you?!

You Are An Extrovert!

You have a ton of friends, perhaps more friends than anyone you know.
Nothing to do on Friday night? No problem for you to find the action.
You're friendly, easy to know, and you seem to get along with almost everyone.
You love to express yourself - and everyone knows a good deal about you.
Whether you're giving your opinion or sharing your dreams, you don't keep anything in.

Really do all kids need to be my height or taller?

So I have been working for almost a month. Here is a problem, that to me isn't a problem, but must be with those little munchkins (okay not little obviously,) who walk down the same hallways I do. A majority of them like to tell me that I either look like a student or am shorter than they are even with the wedges, the heels or sandals that I am wearing! AHHHHHHHHHHH! Why is it so funny to these kids that I am so short?!

I really do enjoy the job, but am sad that I am giving up my 2 class periods that I have been helping in since they didn't have any students for the study skills classes that I am going to be teaching in, but now they have a new aide to take my place and midterms have come out this Friday so I will have students supposeably on Monday. The classes that I have been helping in are amazing especially the 7th grade science class. Mr. Bozarth is amazing- if only I had had a teacher that did all the hands on stuff that he does. These kids get the hands on project, then they take notes on what they did, then they do the hands on project again to make it stick in their head. Then he reinforces the concepts right before he gives the quizes so that it really really sticks. I hope that Mckenna gets either him or his counterpart Mr. Huddleston (which both boys had,) because they are really good teachers!

Mrs. Larsen teaches geography I help in her class 1st period and then again 5th period. This last class is not going to be mine anymore since I am suppose to have study skills that period. Mrs. Larsen is really sad about this because most of the kids I have in 6th grade science 2nd or 3rd period so I have connected to them and they are really doing great! The new aide is really young and Mrs. Larsen and I have really hit it off, so it is going to be a big adjustment for her to have someone else with her, but what a compliment it is for me for her to keep begging that they just put the new aide in the study skills class instead of me! I really appreciate her mentoring and how comfortable she has made me feel in her classroom. Too me, it might be hard to have another person in my classroom helping since they will be different but we really work great together- I guess it is a good thing that I have her class 1st period too!



During 2nd and 3rd as I mentioned above I go to Mrs. Mackey's class. All teachers that I am working for except for Mr. Bozarth Devin had. Kyler had Mrs. Larsen he says but not any of the other teachers, he had other teachers which I can't even remember weird huh? but I can remember Devin having them. Maybe it is because Devin was the first one at this school and the first one to have a group of teachers.


Mrs. Mackey is a really fun teacher, she is very positive, she has one talkative class and one quiet class and the kids are really sweet to me. I don't only help my kids but the other kids if they need it too, so I am more like a Teacher's aide then a resource teacher.

The other teacher that I help Mrs. Twiggs. We use to live in her ward. Devin use to babysit their little boy (who is in 6th grade,) and her daughter Kim use to be one of the youngwomen in my class when I taught Beehives. She is very good at her job too, she gives really good instructions. Her challenge is that she has about 8 Hispanic students that don't speak very much english, and because of that and my 4 students she has two aides in her class, I think that is really hard for her. I try to keep to myself and not bother her, but the ESL aide sort of asks alot of questions and is kind of disruptive to her teaching environment. We are hoping that she starts to feel comfortable and not ask so much of both of us. I am suppose to help her kids too according to her, but Mrs. Twiggs finally encouraged her to take her kids out in a group to work on their packets so that there is not so much disruptance. I actually have to do the same thing with my kids in Mrs. Larsen's since we have such a large group!

But- so far so good! I am looking forward to seeing how the Study Skills classes go so I will keep you updated!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Best Blond Joke Ever!

Calling all Blondes or those with dark hair and blonde personalities- like Me, for instance!
Here is one of the best blonde jokes I have ever heard to to us by a substitute teacher in the faculty lounge during lunch (and male by the way.)





Why are all blonde jokes short?.......
Because that is the only way guys can remember them!