Wow! Who knew teaching was this much work! We started faculty meetings and moving into our new school last monday and I started teaching this Monday and so far it has been the best job I have ever had. It has definitely been the hardest job I have ever had but the best things in life take time and dedication. My classroom is set up and more organized than it will ever be. Yesterday, as a school we went up the Spanish Fork Canyon to do service projects. I ended up cleaning a park restroom that hasn't been cleaned for four years. I am trying to forget the experience but at the same time I am so proud of my students for being such hard workers and positive throughout the experience. Honestly, there really is something different about this high school. This week the students rotate from class to class learning the different habits of highly effective people, participating in social activities and my class (6 most important decisions you will ever make). I know I sound cheesy but I really feel like my students are 'getting it.' I love watching their ahaaa moments when they really finally understand that they are in control of their lives and they have the power to choose which path they take in life. As you can tell I absolutely love it.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
We gave in. We joined the masses and got iPhones. We drove to the Apple store in Salt Lake City as boring old Billy and Janae - but we drove home as proud iPhone owners. Our lives would never be the same. Seriously though. Here are some pictures to prove it:
Don't we look different?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This is a picture of Janae in front of her new school. We went over last night and helped move in all of the tables, chairs, and desks. We didn't get to see Janae's specific class room as they were doing some last minute changes but don't you worry - there will be more posts and pictures to come. Janae's over there right now getting her room ready for Parent-Teacher night tonight. She is so excited for teaching that she can't sleep past 6 anymore. I woke up to her this morning leaving on a run to the gym. She's crazy.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
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Friday, August 7, 2009
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So for those of you who don't know Bill and I got married May 5th. We decided it was the perfect date because of Billy's heritage there was no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The day was perfect and better than I could have ever imagined it. We stayed at Johnstons Mill, the cutest bed and breakfast ever, then stayed at our new (by new I mean new to us but it was built in 1910) house for a day before we drove to Cali for the open house. The open house was beautiful. The Miyahara's backyard is gorgeous. There was fresh fruit, a crepe bar, a lemonade bar and a chocolate fountain. The Next day we left on our Cruise, thanks to Billy's Parents:) We went to Oregon, Washington and Canada. It was so much fun and we ate way too much! It was hard coming back to real life and working but still we have managed to spend a lot of time playing together! Thank goodness we moved the wedding up:)
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
I have officially joined the married bandwagon and started a blog! Whether it be because I am sick of facebook or I am procrastinating my curriculum planning I think it is one more thing to add to my addictions list. Enjoy!!!!
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