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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 in 12

I am linking up with a teeny tiny teacher and miss kindergarten for their 12 in 12 link party. 

12. Favorite movie you watched.

My favorite movie is the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." I have a group of friends that are like the characters, and I love their relationship in the movie.

11. Favorite TV series

Boy, this is a hard one. I love so many shows. I love "Grey's Anatomy." A guilty pleasure of my husband and I is "Dance Moms." I know, so much drama, but we just love it!

10. Favorite Restaurant
This one's also really hard. My husband and I love to try new places. We really enjoy BJ's. Not so much because they have the absolute best food but because they have excellent service.

9. Favorite new thing you have tried
I love this new adventure of blogging. It has been great getting to know new people. 

8. Favorite gift you have received
Let's see... this one is hard too! I love all the little things that my husband does for me. We love to exchange cards and get each other little things all the time.

7. Favorite thing you pinned

This one is all about me. I just love this dress and the way that flows. 

6. Favorite blog post
I love my post on the structure quiz-quiz-trade.

5. Favorite accomplishment
My favorite accomplishment is finishing up my credential. I'm almost done and this will be the biggest thing that I've ever accomplished. 

4. Favorite Picture
So, I love both of these pictures. I snapped this first one of our dog Max and his girlfriend Molly while they were playing.
This next one was taken just a couple weeks ago while we were decorating the house for Christmas. It was such a cute picture of our family. 

3. Favorite Memory
My favorite memory was my family's couple of trips to Hawaii. My husband and I love Hawaii and we would love to one day retire there. 
We also loved our trip to Seattle and cruise to Alaska. We went with our really good friends from church and it was great spending time on this trip with them. 

2. Goal for 2013
My goal for 2013 is to finish my teaching credential. I am so close to finishing, and I just have to keep plugging away to accomplish it. 

1. One little word
Let's see, I think for me it is "faith." I have to have faith that everything will work out. God has everything under control and He knows everything and works everything out. He is in control of everything. 

A sneak into my life

Life has been so busy the last couple weeks! I am so sorry that I have not been on much the last week and a half to post. But I am here today. I stayed home with a terrible migraine. I've slept a lot and am finally doing a little better, so I thought it would be nice to get a post together. 

Here is why I have been a little busy... I have been teaching for nine years, but never finished my credential. I finished all of the classes right away, but I have really bad test anxiety and was afraid to take all the necessary tests. Last year I decided, with some pushing from my principal, that I should get it done. So I buckled down and studied really hard to finish up all of the terrible tests you have to take to become a credentialed teacher. The great news is that I passed them all, but then found out that my school was accredited with the National Lutheran Schools Association instead of WASC so I would still have to do student teaching. 

I have been spending the last month or so getting everything ready to submit for student teaching. The new battle I am facing is doing the full 80 days at a public school rather than doing part of the days at a public school, and then part of the days in my own classroom. I keep getting the run around on what to do. I am not able to do part of the days during the summer because all of the districts around me have gone back to traditional schedules. At least my school is really supportive. All of the teachers at the school are really excited for me. They all know this is what has to happen for my future, and they have all been talking to the principal making sure I get to do what is best for me. 

So it looks like this spring I will be taking a leave from my school and working on finishing up my credential. I am a little scared, but also excited about the opportunities that this will bring. Does anyone have any advice for me during student teaching? 

Sunday, December 2, 2012


I am linking up with Farly at Oh Boy 4th Grade and taking part in her December Currently. 

Come and check out her blog

I am really wanting an iPad. I see all the great things that teachers are using them for and I want one too. I am hoping Santa might bring me one. 
I am also in desperate need of a hair cut. The split ends are starting to show. 

Come and join in on the fun!


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