Friday, March 27, 2009

Are you glad I'm home??

I'm home. Did you miss me??? This week I have spent in Mesquite, Nevada for school. We were assigned to a certain elementary school and a grade and we went in and spent the week with the kids in a certain class. We observed and even had some chances to teach.

Even though we were going for school, it was a great break and a lot of fun. One of my friends booked us a room at Casablanca. Our room was great. We had a kitchen, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Here is a picture of part of our room that four of us shared. I must say I was spoiled to have my own bedroom. It was so nice to not have to share a bed. I am so used to snuggling with my husband I was glad that I didn't have to share because I might accidentally during the night start snuggling with one of them. That wouldn't be good.

The weather in Mesquite was so nice. I thought we would be roasting but it was pleasant.


We had so much fun in the evenings. We had a party at the park one night and the second night we went to Virgin River for their buffet. Here are the girls that were my roommates for the week.
We all met at the buffet and visited and visited. There is quite a group of us. A lady that was at the buffet offered to take our pictures. Her husband decided that he wasn't going to give up a chance to be in a picture with a couple of cute girls. There is quite a big group of us. You can tell we are having a great time. It has been so fun to get to know all of the other students in the block. We are almost family because we are in all of our classes together.
I really enjoyed my chance to learn at this school. The kids were awesome. I was assigned fifth grade. The teacher that I had to work with was great and gave me a lot of information and ideas for my own classroom. This is a picture of me actually teaching one of the days that we were there. The kids were so sad to see me leave. I was also sad to say good bye.
Yesterday, when I was finished with school I was so anxious to get home. I hopped in my car and off we went. I had a great time but I am SO GLAD to be home with my family.
The house is actually still standing but everyone missed me immensely. I think it gave them all a new perspective of what I do in every day life.
I really missed my blogging friends. Thanks to all of you that comment and thanks to my followers!!!

20 comments:

Erin said...

How fun to get a picture of you teaching while you were there! I'm glad you had a good time.

Loralee and the gang... said...
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Loralee and the gang... said...

Looks like it was fa fun and worthwhile trip - welcome back!
:~D

Andrea said...

What a great trip! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

Kathy B! said...

Yes! We did miss you. I was preparing to send out the search squad :)

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and larned a lot. I think you make a wonderful teacher!

Audrey said...

Glad you're back and that you had a good time.

tammy said...

Looks like tons of fun!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh fun!!! I'm glad you got a chance to go south, how nice and WARM!!!

Rae said...

I love the picture of you teaching; you look SO in your element!! Sounds like a wonderful time!

Karrilyn said...

mom I am glad you are home I missed you much

Sherrie said...

I sure missed your blog updates but I am SO GLAD you had a great time in Mesquite.

Kaylynn said...

It looks like a great experience!

Fiauna said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Looked like fun--even the teaching part. My only question is: How much damage did you have to repair when you got home?

susette said...

You look really at home in the classroom. I bet you're excited for the day you will have your very own class of kids. It's a nice fit for you :)

Rachel said...

Looks like fun! Oh, the warm weather. . .

thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the encouragement!

-Melissa- said...

Sounds like you had a good time and it was a great learning experience. Glad your back!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

How fun! Sounds like a great get away. Much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE my home and family - I'm a big fan of some girl time!

Kristin

Doran & Jody said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun work.
I am so ready for a break with my hubby. Maybe we will head back down there. I love the couple massage and the trap shooting!!

Kristi T. said...

Missed you Kate. But I think you are seriously going to be one of the best teachers ever. You will have to let me know how you like it. I bet your family sure missed having you around. I wonder how my family would do without me for 1 week. Love you tons sis

in time out said...

Hey...I am new to reading you, but sounds like you had a great time.

I will follow and comment. YEAH.

Thanks for reading my post about my boys. They are sweet.