This whole student teaching thing is very different that I expected. I am supposed to be teaching one class this week, two the next, and so on. I should begin teaching all day on February 25. But is that the case? No! I taught all day today! Apparently my teacher is also a technology specialist and had to leave class to do something to all of the computers on the eighth grade hall. So I got to teach all day, unattended. Plus, since I am only in charge of one class, I had to plan something for the rest of the classes to do on the spot. I know it sounds like I am complaining, but actually, I loved it. I felt like I was completely in charge (I was) and it was great. I am just not loud (or mean) enough yet. Only 57 days left to practice!
If you haven’t heard of this movie yet, then you must be completely cut off from the outside world. There is so much hype about this movie, and you can’t help but watch the trailer every time that it appears on tv. If you are like me, it grabs your attention and won’t let go. This is how I have been for the last two weeks; I wanted so badly to find out what horrible thing was terrorizing New York City, and last night, I found out. Now, I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I will say a few things. I do NOT like alien movies, but this one was like no other movie that I have ever seen before. It wasn’t a gross, weird alien movie, like the kind that shows creatures being born in supernatural kinds of ways. This was an action-filled thriller, one that would leave you feeling queasy and wanting more. The reviews were right; if you are prone to motiion sickness, take some kind of medication before you go. Halfway through the movie, Denny and I both were glad that we hadn’t eaten before we went to the theater. The film is documented by an amateur with a video camera, and you feel every move that he makes. It is
hard impossible to focus, and I periodically had to focus on the seats in front of me to stop the spinning. And although there were a few scenes that were a bit hard to believe, all in all, it was a great movie. See for yourself!
Ok, so I am super proud of myself. This past week, I made my first lasagna! I love to cook, but I love cooking new things even more. Up until this point, we had been eating frozen lasagna. Eww. I can’t believe we ever did that. And I know what you are thinking. Lasagan? That’s too much work! But believe me, it was easy. And really good too! I got the recipe from my Kraft Foods Magazine , and once I saw it, I couldn’t wait to try it. I didn’t even have to boil the noodles first. Plus, we got to share it with new mommy Kelli, which saved her from cooking that evening. I wonder what will be next. I love italian, so maybe manicotti?
Why is it that I can’t seem to get going anymore? I have so much that I want (and desperately need) to do, but I can’t ever make myself actually do it. I want to make a slideshow of our wedding pictures and post them on here, and on Myspace. I want to start exercising and eating healthier again (hopefully I will accomplish half of that today. the eating healthy part is already down the drain), because I feel like I have gained a TON of weight recently. I need to clean out our home office room. It is a complete disaster! It’s full of junk and even though I have contemplated cleaning it numerous times, once I open that door and assess the mess, I instantly give up. And most importantly, I need to work on lesson plans! I start teaching Monday, and I haven’t finished my lesson plans for next week yet. Now if my plans could look like my supervising teacher’s do, I could plan for all of next week in about 10 minutes, as well as fit an entire month’s worth of plans on one page. But I am not so lucky. For me, one day = two pages. Two pages! I can’t wait until I can write two-word lesson plans. Whoa, I’m way off track. What else needs doing? Nothing right now, but soon, I will be itching to plant a vegetable garden, and I will want to landscape our yard this spring. I’m getting into the whole natural food thing (plus, we have recently become poor since I am unable to work for the next 3 1/2 months!) so growin’ crops is my new calling. I know I can do it, I’ve done it before. I’m just so un-motivated! I think I just need a nap……….
Sorry it’s been so long since I posted anything new – it’s been a busy week! This past week was my first week of student teaching, as well as the last week of deer processing, so those two combined left me with no spare time. But I’m done with the deer. Finally! Student teaching is going well so far. I’m in an 8th grade math class at Screven County Middle School. It’s a long drive, but only 12 more weeks to go! I’m counting down the days. Don’t get me wrong, I like the school and my students, but I am looking forward to having my own classroom. In the meantime, I am going to make the most out of this semester and be the best teacher that I can be. I already have so many wonderful ideas and fun projects and activities that I want to do. I start teaching 1 class next week, and then I pick up 1 class each week for the following 3 weeks until I’m teaching all day long. I will do that for 4 weeks, and then I begin dropping classes 1 at the time, until I’m done! And then it’s over. I will graduate. And hopefully have a job waiting for me. Aghh! I can’t wait!
Welcome to the world, Haley Renea! She was born on January 3rd, weighing in at a whopping 8 lbs. 12 oz. She’s 21 inches of beautiful baby girl. I am already so in love! She has the cutest, chubbiest cheeks (full of sugar) that I have ever seen, and she has her mommy’s nose, mouth, and chin. Congrats Kelli & Dell! You have once again made me a super-proud auntie! Gosh, I’m so jealous.