Thursday, August 27, 2009

And it all starts...

This week has been very crazy for all of us Glads. Angela and Todd started back to school last Thursday and Karrilyn, AJ and I started back this Monday. It will be a crazy year for all of us. We will be working hard in many classes. I think we will need much chocolate and cookie dough to help us get through it all.

Student Teaching
I actually started my student teaching on Monday. I was very nervous the first day but after that things have continually become better. I am in the first grade. It has been a shocking experience for me. First graders can't do a whole lot, but they sure are adorable. The days have seemed long but as the week has gone by it has seemed to get better and better. I am teaching quite a lot of each day. I think the kids are getting used to me and I think I am also adapting. There is so much that goes into teaching each day. It is quite intense. I am student teaching out at Enoch Elementary school. I will be in first grade for thirty days and then fourth grade for thirty days. I can't believe that I am finally to this point where I will actually be graduating from school. What a dream I have been waiting for. I hope you are all cheering me on, because I can use it. I just hope once I am finished that I can actually find a job and teach.

I guess the hardest thing is to be gone all day from my kids and not being there every second when they need me. Mike has been wonderful. The first day he made enchiladas for dinner and cleaned the entire house. NO!! he has never made enchiladas before but they were great. He has definitely been cheering me on. Who knows maybe I will actually be a teacher some day.

Todd also had a birthday this week. He turned 17. For his birthday we gave him a laptop. He has all college classes this year but a few high school. He will need it. We also went out to dinner to the Pizza Factory. It was very yummy. My kids totally love it and we haven't been there for quite a while. I can't believe Todd is actually 17. I sure love my TODD. He is an exceptional boy with so much desire and most of all the desire to do good. Happy Birthday to my Todd Schmodd, Todderoo, one of my best friends. He is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Rae said...

Congratulations on starting Student Teaching; I'll pray for you! I hope your week goes well! (for the whole family)

humming fun said...

I know that Todd was born the same year that I got married but I can't belive he is 17. Yes it will be 17 years in Oct but Tood should still be a little kid.

Teresa said...

You are going to get through this great just like you do with everything that you set out to accomplish!!!

Kaylynn said...

Good luck with student teaching. I start mine in January.

Carolyn said...

My son is in 1st grade. He has the most wonderful teacher. I'm sure you will love it.

Audrey said...

So happy for you! If Brice works hard he will be student teaching next fall!

Sherrie said...

I know you will make a wonderful teacher. I am so happy that you are finally at this point in your life. You have worked so hard to get here. Sounds like a busy but a great life. Happy Birthday to Todd! Love Ya Kathy!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Having a 1st grader I must say, WOW!!! Congrats on starting your student teaching! You'll do great!!!!

-Melissa- said...

Good luck with the student teaching. You will do great!

midRae said...

You make me want to do something with myself. Keep being my inspiration. You'll do great.

Kristi T. said...

Oh Todd I remember the day you were born with all that red hair. There was so much I remember grandpa saying we needed to take you straight to the barber for a hair cut not even a trim. I love you Todd you are truely an amazing person. I love your happy spirit and loveable sense of humor. Kathy just remember I have learned that the first of the year is always the hardest. You are trying to learn the children and they are trying to learn what they can get away with. Good luck it is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Being a mother is the foremost rewarding. I am sure you are great keep smiling and remember it just keeps getting easier and smoother every day. Then you will have one bad day and wonder what you are doing wrong then the next day is perfect again. STRANGE, but wonderful