We did it! We bought our tickets to go home for Christmas! It seems like forever since I've been home! It's only been 4 months, but it seems like alot longer. Probably because when I was home I was planning a wedding, got married, and then was home for few days after our Honeymoon! And all that was on my mind really was my wedding plans, and starting my first year of teaching (and not having anything ready!). Anyways, I can not wait!! I miss my family so much- It'll be good to get some sister time, and see my nieces and nephews. And I kind of hope it snows a little and we have a White Christmas- even though it probably won't. I'm sure I'll come back to a winter wonderland here!
Brent is staying at home for a week longer than me! I have to come back to start work again by the 2nd of Jan. So I am flying back on New Years Day, and he doesn't come back until the 8th! I don't know what I'm going to do all by my lonesome!!! I guess I'll stay late at work and get ahead on planning!
I also can't believe the school year is almost half way over! Crazy. My first year has been so much fun so far! My kids are just adorable and so much fun to teach! They tell me the funniest things everyday and they love school so much! They really appreciate the things I teach them and things I do for them! They are very respectful and well behaved (most of the time). It's such a drastic change from my crazy class last year! I love it!
Lately I've been making a list of all the things I want to do different next year! I had no idea what I was doing at the beginning of the school year. I didn't really know how I wanted my class organized or how I wanted my schedule. I didn't know where to put things, and what supplies to get. I just kind of threw it together the best I could with the time I had. I've gone to other schools to observe other teachers, and I have seen how the teacher I work with, Rachel, does things! And there's just so much I want to change and do differently! So my kids this year are kind of my guinea pigs. They are great. Someone once told me that I shouldn't stress too much, because the kids don't know what you are supposed to be doing! And it's so true. They also forgive so easily when I forget to do something I say I was going to do, or when I make a mistake like not running off enough copies, or grade a paper wrong.
I'm super excited to see what the next few months brings. I can't wait to see my family in a couple weeks. The rest of the school year should be fun and this summer I have alot of work to do on my to-do list! While my husband and friends up here are doing finals, it makes me thankful that I am no longer in school, but trust me having a 'real life' job is a lot of work too! And waking up at 6:30 every day SUCKS!
Well off to plan our gingerbread house for our gingerbread house contest tonight! :) I'll try to be better at blogging, and maybe even post some pictures soon!!!