Sunday, September 23, 2012

I should be writing my lesson plans can wait.

So I haven't blogged in a while....or so it just seems like a while. Things are going ok. I've had some ups and downs. That happens everywhere though. The end of the first nine weeks is approaching and I need to set some deadlines for my students but that's not why I am here today!

I went to the zoo this weekend in Monroe, Louisiana and thought it might be fun to put some pictures up. Yes, for those that want to ponder, I was on a date. He's really great so far. Anyways, here's some of the animals we saw at the zoo.

Forgive the bad quality of pictures...I forgot to bring a camera.

This bear needed a friend. He followed us to the other opening in the exhibit and then back here again.

A peacock roaming to the armadillo exhibit.....because seeing them on the side of the road isn't enough. lol

We went on the boat ride to end the zoo trip. You can't see it because I used my cell as a camera but there is a spider monkey in the trees. This peeked the curiosity of a little boy who asked is webs flew out of it's hands.

About this time, one half of the boat began to mention the points on the buck that you can't really see clearly in this picture!

Hope you enjoy some of the pics!!!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Isaac....and I'm not talking about a friend!

So I'm here for a short little post that I have to make some scans for my 6th grade choir kids tomorrow. But first I must say that I had 2 good choir classes with my 7th & 8th graders!!! They are finally settling into the schedule that I want them to and also learning how to deal with me!! lol.

Anyways, once I got home I saw the mess that the rain and wind caused in my yard. It's not bad BUT one huge tree limb has the potential to end up in my bedroom window so cross your fingers it doesn't happen!!!!

Here's my pics from my little amount of storm damage thus far.

Water building up but not really bad.

Some dinky limbs and the water in my neighbor's yard.

The tree limb that has some nasty potential please think happy thoughts about this tree. I really don't want it in my bedroom!

Hey, you finally get to see my backyard!!!! Just a little ponding in the back but again not that bad.

Off to scanning and then some grading!!!!

Peace y'all!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Taking it all in!

So tonight is a rare night that I am not doing school stuff at home. I busted my butt and worked like crazy on Sunday to do all of my preparations for this week. I wasn't a fan of every night being a late night at school or on the computer. Well I am taking things a week at a time and learning alot! It's no joke when I say that I learn something that does and doesn't work every day. Challenges are good though!

Now to show you my second home! Here are some pics of my classroom. I'm sad to say that I haven't knitted much so I don't have pic of projects as of lately but hopefully that will change soon. I did score a nice project at Hobby Lobby in Louisiana two weekends ago thought. Best was on clearance. Anyways, like I said here are some pics of my classroom!

 My office....and my mess that I need to organize this weekend.

One of the neat little pictures that I got from a vendorish mall place in Crossett.

Time stands still in my office. Why? Because even with batteries this clock works only when it wants to.

View from above in the choir seats.

Looking at the front of the room.

View from my office.

Well, I'm off to relax for the evening even though I feel like I should be doing more!

Peace y'all!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Random ramblings from me

So the forever long amounts of Professional Development are almost done for me. As you can tell by the lackluster amount of blogs happening, I've been pretty busy. I've met  and hung out with some new friends, gone to the rodeo, irritated my wrist and worked like crazy in my room! I've been working really hard this year in my classroom. Never like before though. I'm being resourceful and using materials that I own instead of buying new posters and such. I did take pictures of my room earlier last week but I've done some more stuff to it since so you don't get the treat of looking at my classroom just yet.

The room is almost done except for a few little things now I've got to work on the real work....lessons and figuring things out. I'm excited to have a full day in the room tomorrow to square away my syllabus and get my tentative choir schedules in place.

Oh and I can totally use a smartboard now! Yes, that is the highlight of my week. Don't hate on it! lol

I finally went to the thrift-ish mall that we have hear. I'm gonna pick up a night stand for $10 and then stain it to match my other bedroom furniture.

Well this whole waking up early in the morning is killing me. I gotta get used to it again but at least I don't have to set up a slew of pianos in the mornings this year!!!

I think I've rambled on enough for now. Have a good day!!!