Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Day two went much better than day one, but the kids still need some work! ;) I still have to do some more arranging of the seats since I have a certain corner of students that like to talk to each other. Tomorrow I will see who well they can do when they see there are consequences to their actions. Now, I am not saying that discipline in itself corrects everything. It can not. There has to be proper instruction taught. I am trying to do that. I don't want to give out any worms, but I'm sure I will be tomorrow. I do enjoy teaching, but boy does it make it a long day! Well, I must go. I still have a few other things to accomplish before visitation (and then dinner). Have a blessed day!

Monday, August 28, 2006

...Many times I'm tried and tested...

After the first day of school, that is how I feel. I guess after teaching at a very well disciplined school, I should have know not all schools are the same. Also, second grade is a bit different from fourth.
Now, I'm not saying that I don't enjoy teaching because I do. I just had different expectations and was somewhat let down when they weren't achieved. I envisioned the first day of school going a little more smoothly. Tomorrow is another day and another chance. I do want to see God working through me to reach these kids.
Now, back to the drawing...errr...chalkboard.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I am unable to access my Xanga right now, so I will update by way of blogger. It's not my choice online journal, but it will suffice.
I am half way through teacher orientation and we have had some great meetings thus far. Friday, the school is hosting lunch at a restaurant (for the teachers, of course!). I have been very busy and I am very tired right now (and it's only 9 pm!). I had to do a bunch of paperwork and lesson plans. It's hard to understand everything a new school wants you to do, but I know its possible to get through in one piece.
I have been working on getting my room in order. It's starting to take shape. I have my main bulletin board finished and recently I have been working on the room decorations. I'm almost done with those. I just may call it a night and get some much needed sleep. After I stop for dinner, though.
I really am looking forward to the opportunity to teach. I also want to make a Godly impression on my students. Have a great night!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Just a quick update to let you know that I made it to VA, am all moved in, and looking forward to the upcoming school year!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

I love my church family. The Lord really blessed me when He directed my path to WBC. They have seen me grow up on the bus and have spent much time in prayer over me. Now, I am not saying this to be prideful, but to share what my church has done and how they have been there for me. I am so blessed to have them in my life.

Pastor called me to the front during the evening service to let all the folks know that I am leaving, moving to VA, and entering full-time Christian service. Then they prayed for me. That is certainly one of the greatest things your church family can do for you. I am appreciative of their intercession for me.

I leave tomorrow night. I planned on leaving in the morning, but the part to my car isn't going to be in until Mon. morning. I also found out that my dad is willing to tow my car behind his truck and get the rest of my stuff there. He's going to drive! This will also give me the opportunity to witness to him, as we will be in the truck for 11-12 hours. Please be in prayer about this with me.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Carol and I at her wedding

A recent pic of me with my new hair cut