-I finished my first year (and only year) of teaching. I taught 1st grade at Westside Elementary in Springville, UT. It was a great (extremely hard) and learning experience for me. I learned so much about 6-7 year olds, how to best teach to their level, what they are capable of and can achieve, how to be a good parent and to make sure to volunteer always for class things because it is great to see you child in the classroom and how they really behave. My favorite quote from one of my students went like this:
Me: "Today we are learning about nouns! Does anyone know what a noun is?"
Student: "Yes! My dad says it to me all the time. John, you come here right NOUN or you're grounded!"
Thanks to all of those of you who helped us watch Bennett during that time. I was fortunate enough to not have to take him to a babysitter, he just bounced between family members houses until Carlie moved in and we were able to make a morning, afternoon and evening schedule work between the three of us working and going to school. Though I thought life would be a little less hectic staying home full time...my 5 month old sure keeps me busy!
I was "Little Miss Muffett" for Nursery Rhyme Day
My empty classroom...
My wonderful 1st grade team
-Up ahead we have the wedding, Wray Family Reunion, AZ trip for the reception and then a vacation...but more on that later.
Love you all!