Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ms. George . . . Can You Help Us?

Yesterday between 3rd and 4th period I was sitting at my desk when a student came into my classroom. "Ms. George, can you help us?" she asked. "Yes, what do you need help with?" I replied. "Well," she began, "Jasmin is stuck in her locker and we can't get her out."


So I walk out into the hall and she's right. Jasmin had steped into her own locker, and shut the door. Unfortunately, it didn't shut properly (I wonder why) and now the door was stuck. After a few minutes, I was able to open it and get her out. Upon doing so I asked, "Jasmin, why would you do that?" She replied, "I wanted to see if I could fit." Then her friend (Angie) replies, "I know I could totally fit." Yea - guess what happened between 4th and 5th period: "Ms. George, can you help us? Now Angie's stuck in her locker."

Why?! WHY!?!

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Taste of the Caribbean

I had a fantastic time on my Caribbean Cruise. I went with 15 members of my family and was gone for 9 days. We visited several different islands - Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. John, and Puerto Rico. It was loads of fun. Here are a few of my favorite things said on the cruise:
  • Dougie: "I'm an idiot - I forgot my swimsuit."
  • Adam: "I think it's time for a cerveza, or three."
  • Tour guide: "Welcome to Antigua." Kyle responds, "Do you eat mongoose on this island?"
And here are a few pics:

Megan & Mom in the Puerto Rican Rain Forest

Me eating the local food in Puerto Rico.

Louie & Me on top of El Morro Fort in San Juan.

More of El Morro Fort.

Me in the St. Lucia Rain Forest.
I was on a tram in the top of the rain forest's canopy.

Church in Antigua - the church was 360 years old.

Me at a local fruit stand in Antigua.
This mango was the best thing I ate on the whole trip!!

Kyle, Megan, Adam, & Me in Antigua.

Ronnie, Louie, & Adam at Jolly Beach in Antigua.

Adam with his rum punch on the catamaran (St. Martin)

Louie & Me sailing on the catamaran.

Kyle & Meg at the Get Wet Beach Bar in St. Martin.

Me overlooking the bay on St. John's island.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back to School

So, I'm back at school and loving every second of it. This year is my first year teaching regular ed students. Now, don't get me wrong - these kids still have some problems, but they are so much better than the students I have taught over the past 8 years. This year I'm teaching 7th grade reading. It's the only thing I teach all day which means I only have to plan for 45 minutes a day, then teach the same lesson 6 different times. It's a little monotonous, but it makes my life so much easier!! Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I love teaching kids to become better readers - can you imagine a better job? I can't!!