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Apr 12
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some people would say i belong in this class…

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Apr 10
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bring it on down to veganville! jt will always have it.

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Feb 20
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this is the song i have on repeat. i can’t get enough of it.

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Feb 07
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i got quite a few reactions from the students about my hair today. all i did was cut my bangs again…

one kid walks in, takes one look at me and starts giggling uncontrollably. “you look silly!” he kept shouting! that was a confidence booster. 

in the afternoon i was waiting to meet students for the beginning of their day and the walks up to the classroom, stares at me, then asks, “what’s your name?” when i told him it was just me he replies, “Oooooooh, your hair is so pretty! what kind is it?!”

at lunch a kid was telling me what he wants to be when he grows up. he told me he wants to be a teacher. i asked him is he wants to be a science teacher like his dad to which he said, “no, i want to be a REAL teacher.” hahaha! 

kids are my favorite.

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Jan 27
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i will always think of jana when i hear this song…”your beard is good”

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Jan 25
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can we have a re-vote? i vote for kid president…

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Jan 16
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dear bodyguards for the POTUS

if your boss denies the country their right to bear arms, you guys have to abide by that rule too right? 

sincerely,

a gun-owning citizen who doesn’t shoot people

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Jan 14
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after YEARS of collecting music on my ipod…i woke up to the terrible surprise of having everything deleted. somehow. ahhhhh my music. reality hasn’t quite hit me yet. how could you let this happen to me apple?! HOW?!

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Jan 13
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officially on ldssingles.com!

i don’t know if that warrants an exclamation point…

also, it’s so warm outside you can hear the chorus of frogs that are down by the river. 

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Jan 11
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i’m going to set the scene. there are a handful of pre-k students running around a gym playing tag. another tiny class of older boys from the special needs class was also in there. here is how my conversation went with a (maybe) 5th grade boy this afternoon. keep in mind that he is special needs.

him:will you come sit next to me on the bleachers? (he takes my hand as he says this)

me: i would love to!

(we sit down and he begins asking me why a certain pre-k kid is crying and we discuss that for a few seconds before…)

him: do you go to weddings?

me: yes i’ve been to weddings. 

him: whose wedding?

me: the ones i’m invited to. have you been to a wedding?

him: yea. 

me: what was your favorite part?

him: the cake!

me: did you know the people who got married?

him: yea. john and anne. they had a wedding because they love each other. (at this point he got a little smile on his spectacled face) they kissed! (to accent what he said he gave a quick peck to the air after he said that!) 

maybe you had to be there but it was one of the cutest things i’ve ever seen in my life! if you don’t get it, go back and read that last part and act it out. adorable right?! also, maybe it helps to imagine a kid who wear glasses that makes his eyes look huge. 

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Jan 10
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whenever i listen to switchfoot in the morning i have a great beginning of the day.

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Jan 05
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kid stories

i get to work with preschoolers for the rest of the month!!! there were only 2 days of school this past week but the kids were cute on both days…

on my ID badge i have a picture of me with my hair back and my granny glasses on. one of the girls was sitting next to me looking at the picture when she looked up at me and asked, “did you take this picture when you were old?”…i told her i AM old so she asked, “when are you  not going to be old anymore?”…then we played a game of who in her family was “not old” or “yes old”…i based my answers on whether or not she was calling them gran-gran or mee-maw compared to mom and dad…

yesterday, i was playing “angry birds” with a kid during recess. apparently, the way you play is by having one child be the bird and everyone else are the pigs. the “bird” backs up a couple of steps as if being pulled back in a slingshot and then OFF he goes chasing the us. well the kid ran right into me (since i’m about 50 times bigger than him he really knocks into me), backed up, pointed and yelled “GOT YOU PIG!” i’ve never been so blatantly accused of being a pig in my life! haha! but it was a hoot and a half. 

it’s also fun to hear all of the past past tenses such as “i gotted you” or “i brokeded my finger”. as long as the second party understands right? haha!

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