Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sweet Saturday

This sweet Saturday involved the sun, blue skies, a drive to the beach, weekend cuppa joe, photo-taking, and sunglasses.








Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All Day Field Trip Makes Teacher Tres Tired


We have been studying salmon and today headed to the Vancouver Aquarium to learn more in a special salmon program they offer plus view all the other exhibits. Fantastically fun but totally tiring!

Playing Who Wants to Be a Salmon Millionaire

Studying salmon pictures

Baby Beluga



Jellyfish




Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today in Words


7:30 Woke up
8:10 Left apartment for work
8:20 Arrived at school (5 minutes late...oops)
8:45 Let children inside classroom
Teach
TEach
TEAch
TEACh
TEACH
3:00 Said goodbye to rugrats
3:05 Chatted with a parent about her child for 25 minutes
3:30 Staff meeting
5:00 Left school
5:25 Made hot and sour soup for dinner
6:00 Ate in front of TV watching inauguration highlights
7:30 Baked scones for breakfast tomorrow
8:00 Watched delusional people on American Idol
9:00 Off to Scrapbook NOW!

I'm feeling productive today.

That was today in words...Tomorrow in PICTURES.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Blogging Buddy


Any creative inclinations I have are all completely inherited from my D.A.D and he can now be found here.

Grateful


There were so many things to be grateful for this past weekend:

1. Sunshine... after so many days of fog, I almost forgot what clear blue skies looks like

2. Health Insurance...a trip to the dentist on Saturday produced a $860 bill, of which I only had to pay $36.

3. A hobby which I love and hours of creative time on Saturday to be productive (since The Husband is currently taking a course and had to spend time writing his paper)

4. Eating out on Saturday night for the first time in two weeks and more importantly, the motivation to cook dinner for that long.

5. Enjoying the first arrival of a subscription to my fave magazine that I received for Christmas.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

One Word


A la Ali Edwards, I have chosen a word for 2009. My word is CULTIVATE. There are many areas that I would love to cultivate...health, fitness, creativity, relationships(with God, DH, family, friends) and domesticity.

Interestingly enough, the sermon this past Sunday was on living a more purposeful and meaningful life, empowered by God. The three main points of the sermon was that in order for this to happen, PLANNING, PREPARING and PLANTING(sowing) seeds are necessary for growth. I thought it all connected well to my word for the year, especially with the whole agriculture theme.

I talked to my students about how I had chosen a special word for the year and they were eager to do the same, so I whipped up a special sheet on the computer and off they went.

One student chose the word PREPARE saying, "This will remind me that God has everything prepared for me".

A usually completely clued out little boy chose the word KINDNESS and told me, "I chose this word because it's one of the fruits of the spirit".

Another lil guy decided on PEACEFUL. I asked what he meant by that word and he answered, "I'll try not to fight with my brother so much and I want be more quiet."

I was impressed with what a bunch of 7 year olds came up with: JOY, PATIENCE, LOVE, CARE, OBEY, CONTROL, and FOCUS ....just to name the ones I can remember.

What WORD would you choose?