Sunday, October 24, 2010

United Way Campaign Accomplished!

So...I'm either super naive and stupid or overly zealous about everything, but I decided to volunteer to run our United Way campaign at school this year! It was last week and was a HUGE success! By my calculations, we brought in more than twice what LMS brought in last year, so that's not too shabby for a first-year teacher and United Way coordinator! I have all kinds of ideas for next year and am looking forward to the chance to take it on again!

Other than counting change, my life has been pretty much the same old, boring thing. My goal this week is to get my apartment together once and for all...I'm getting ready to pay my second rent bill so it's time for all of the boxed to be gone for good. I have all kinds of stuff I need to get, too, so I can get things all settled. It's nice to have all of my stuff in one spot, though. I am in total organization mode so hopefully I can get it all put together this week and it will actually be a functioning household! YAY!

Hmmm, what else...I'm going to a new church that I'm really enjoying. I've tried a few here in Liberty, but so far, Second Baptist is in the lead. It's a lot like the church I grew up in and there are lots of opportunities for me to be involved, which I'm really excited about! I'll keep you posted on that one.

Not a whole lot else going on. Just teaching and being a boring old person! I'll keep everyone posted on the boringness!!

Love you all!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Conferences, Football, and Unpacking, Oh My!, I'm still unpacking in my new apartment, a month later...apparently you have to be there to unpack things...oh well. It's awesome storage for all of my boxes right now! Between all kinds of stuff going on at school and still working at Sylvan, things have been VERY busy! But busy has been good for me lately.

I recently started a read-the-Bible-in-a-year's going well so far. I am really enjoying it. It's such a great way to end my's an online program and I actually have an app on my phone so I can read it while I wait for school to start, etc. It's pretty awesome!

Last week we had our fall parent/teacher conferences. I survived...we saw almost 80 sets of parents in two nights. I was actually thrilled with that! We have about 100 kiddos on our team, so we ended up seeing a HUGE percentage of our parents. It's great that they care enough to show up! Our conferences were student led, so it was fun to watch my kids talk their parents through our energy unit that we just completed and even more fun to watch them get excited as they told their moms and dads about how we just started electricity! I really enjoyed getting to know all of the parents, too.

On a side note, if you ever get ridiculously bored and are interested in what I'm teaching my can visit my blackboard site by clicking HERE. Make sure you use the username LPS and the password GUEST. Feel free to click through the information on the left and see what we're up to!

I've been thoroughly involved with MIZZOU football this season...not that that's anything new. I'm super pumped for OU this weekend and GAME DAY! Too bad I'm an adult and have responsibilities...otherwise I'd so be there...I'll settle for watching it on TV like all the other old alumni. Boo.

Other than that, things have been pretty boring. I'm getting super ready for everything to be finished personally so I can move'll all be over in less than 23 days...not that I'm counting or anything.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Little Miss Malli

Geez...I am horrible at this!

Ok...I swear it won't be two months again...alright, who knows!

LOTS has happened since the last time I wrote!

School is going VERY well! I spent the day today getting ready for my first parent/teacher conference! We are having them tomorrow night and Thursday night and then no school on Friday! YAY! A three day weekend is much needed!

I have a new little friend! Her name is Malli and she's a miniature Australian shepherd! She's my snuggle buddy and she's adorable! She was a rescue...and it doesn't get much better than that. We're working on not barking when Mom leaves for school...and not pooping in the house. Silly dog.

I got moved to Liberty in September! It's been really nice being so close to everything. The 7 minute commute to work is so much better than my 45 minute drive in and out! I'm really enjoying being down here full time!

Other than that, things are pretty boring! Just teaching and teaching and grading and tutoring. That's about the extent of it right now! But I wouldn't have it any other way! I'll include pictures of the puppy soon!!

Much love,