Friday, February 29, 2008

All right. had to take a brief break from all the grading. I think I may end up staying the night in my classroom. I still have to do my lesson plans after I finish grading.
My students had a Virginia state history test today and I got some interesting answers from them. Did you know that Yellowstone National Park has been moved to Virginia? Or, that Jamestown and Richmond are located in Fredericksburg? Or, that beer is the state beverage? Oh, how about Frederick, Prince of Wales, being a famous native or resident of Fredericksburg? These kids crack me up! The class did very well on this test, ranging from C-A+. I'm proud of them. Monday they turn in their actual notebooks they have been putting together. This VA history section has been hard on me since I'm not a history buff and I'm not from Virginia. I don't even Michigan state history! There will be things that I am going to change for next year now that I have a better understanding of this notebook myself.

Please keep my family in prayer. There is much strife, discontentment, and illness. This is a heavy burden on my heart. I want the Lord to work in their lives. The past few years have really shown me how the Lord has protected and provided for me. Growing up, I had no idea how a Christian was supposed to be. My family life did not include God, church, or religion. It wasn't until college that I realized how bad it really was. It was easy to pretend to the world that everything was all right. I was people-pleaser, teacher's pet, go-getter type in elementary, middle, and high school. I didn't share much of anything about my home life kids then. I kind of thought my life was "normal." College was a shocker to my whole thinking process. I'm certainly glad the Lord didn't give up on me when I had a rebellious attitude.

Well, it's time for me to get back to work. These penmanship papers aren't going to grade themselves.

1 comment:

Nicholas Z. Cardot said...

When I was a kid (even in college)(, if I didn't know the answer on a test, I would write something really goofy on there just to get a smile out of the teacher. A couple times they thought that I was showing a lack of care for the work, but it wasn't long before my overall grades let the teachers know that I was serious about my work, I just also had a sense of humor.

Keep up the good work with the kiddos.