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Man's best friend

So they say a dog is a man’s best friend, and I couldn’t agree more.This past week I was reminded of just how important my two dogs are to me and my family. My blue heeler, Piper, and her mischievous sidekick, Daisy, our yorkie, decided to escape the comfort of their backyard. Little did they know what havoc this little adventure would cause. Our family went into overdrive; posting on Facebook, hanging and handing out flyers, and searching for our two fur babies. After two days, when our morale was low, mom received a call that Piper had been found, but was injured. She had been hit by a vehicle and suffered a broken back leg. I can’t begin to tell you the emotion involved in receiving that call and picking up one of our doggies. We not only had one of our family members back home, but we knew the area in which to look for the other one. Our search widened over the coming days, but to no avail, until we received that dreadful phone call last Friday (12 days after the ordeal began). Dai…

Happy Moment

Remember the little boy that destroyed the classroom a few weeks ago that I wrote about? Well, today was extremely exciting and reassuring to me that I can do this career called teaching. My mentor teacher was absent, so we had a redirection teacher as our substitute. This happened to be the same lady who has been working with the child I discussed earlier. Everything was proceeding along as normal, when the principal entered and asked if the little boy could come join us. Of course, I immediately answered yes because no child should be pulled out from the classroom thereby preventing them from learning. Since the redirection teacher was working with the whole class, I took this situation to be the perfect opportunity to finally get my chance to start working with him. I have been dying to do so all semester. As the child and I were sitting at his table, working on his writing and following the teacher’s instructions, he never got up or lost focus. We stayed completely on task and di…

Is it Christmas yet?

Brrr!! It is finally cold! Let’s hope it lasts. Every year with the onset of cold weather, I become extremely excited and ready for my favorite time of year, Christmas. I am one who would already have my house fully decorated for Christmas in October, if people would not think I was weird. When I decorate my house for the holiday season, it looks like a Christmas shop exploded because everywhere you look has a decoration of some kind. I hold out hope that one day people will not judge me and I can put my tree and other festive items up early. I just love this joyful time of year filled with Christmas music, lights, and of course, presents. Remember, I told you I love to shop, and the holiday season gives me another excuse to do so.

life

Life is beyond crazy right now with classes, moving, and personal things. Today, I registered for my last semester of classes. College has gone by so fast and I cannot believe in just about 6 months, I will be graduating. The next six months are going to be just as chaotic. During that time, I will not only be student teaching, but also studying for all of my state certifications. I am extremely nervous about those exams because I am the worst test taker ever. In conjunction with student teaching in New Braunfels, I am hoping to move there in December so that I do not have to commute back and forth from San Marcos everyday. I am so excited to have the opportunity to student teach in New Braunfels, as I hope to start my career there.This will give me an opportunity to work with the principal, teachers, and students in order to make sure this is the place for me. I have a set environment in mind that I hope to teach at in order to provide the best education to my students. Placement …

Vampire

The funniest thing happened the other day while I was working with one of my students at my after school program. I was talking to a young boy about one of his questions when he looked and said, “whoa.” He jumped back with his eyes wide open. I asked what was wrong, and he said, “your teeth are like a vampire.” I immediately began laughing because I have always had children and people tell me how my canine teeth are extremely pointy. However, no one has ever actually asked me if I was a vampire. Finally, after I finished laughing, I replied, “ why yes I am a vampire. If you do not finish your homework and focus, I am going to bite you.” To my surprise he went straight to work, and never strayed the rest of the time.       A couple of days later, after forgetting about our conversation, the same little boy approached me. He asked if I was in the gym, flying around, and watching them as a bat. My response again was to laugh, and reply, “yes, I am always watching y’all.I have to m…

Stress or Senioritis

So today I feel very stressed. It is like I can never get ahead of all my assignments or things I need to do. Normally I am someone who likes to know of things that are due way in advance. So that I can prepare myself enough time to work on assignments and to fit everything into my schedule.