Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend Recap

My weekend recap is pretty boring this weekend. I had a LOW KEY weekend, and I didn't mind one bit!

Josh went to Alabama to hunt red deer. He left Wednesday and will return this evening. Friday after school I ran to Wal-Mart and picked up a few groceries, a cake for my grandfather's 80th birthday, and some cute Valentines decorations for my classroom. I then went to my parents house and visited with them for awhile then went home and had two HUGE bowls of Trix cereal for dinner...mmmm!! I loved it!

And began the dreadful, Teacher Work Sample. This is a 50 page graduation requirement for Elementary Education majors at Missouri State University. You come up with a subject and topic, mine is reading, we will be reading Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective. It is a five day lesson, I will be doing a pre-test, teach the five lessons, and then do a post test. This is an accreditation requirement. A team of professionals will grade our Teacher Work Samples. I feel like I have a good start on mine. I will definitely be ready for MAY 15th to get here when I get finished with the TWS. Wish me luck!! :)

I called it a night pretty early, 8:00 p.m. I LOVE going to bed early. I got up on Saturday morning around 9:30 and began working around our home. I cleaned, did laundry, and ironed. I then went to my parents and did my sweet Mothers laundry (she was thrilled)!! I then took a two hour afternoon nap and caught up on my Oprah DVR's. I had pizza for supper and worked a little more on my TWS. I then watched my Biggest Loser recording from Tuesday. I am really getting into this seasons Biggest Loser. I was "for" the RED team, but after Tuesday night, I am not so sure if I care for them anymore. I like the PINK team too!! I then read more in my Ron Clark's Essential 55 book. This is a great book for educators. I have learned a lot of great classroom strategies from Ron! I called it a night early, once again!

Sunday, I am working at the Pharmacy. I work every other week here and LOVE it! I have worked for Bradford Pharm. for 7 years! I got a call this morning that our neighbor, dear friend, and like a grandfather to me passed away early this morning. He was 93 years old and was in the hospital for double pneumonia. I am devastated and I definitely know that his wife is too. I pray that she heals and finds comport that he is no longer suffering and is with the Lord. Please pray for this special family!! This evening we are celebrating my grandfathers 80th birthday at Coltons.

It's been a great relaxing weekend, but I look forward to Josh coming home. Although, the death of my dear neighbor has been hard for me and my family. Please pray for the Hooker family.


Summer said...

I love "low key" weekends! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog :0)! I think yours is really cute.... I am now a follower, I look forward to reading more!

What grade do you teach? One of my friends teaches HS and my neighbor teaches 3rd grade! I heard Elementary School is lots of fun! Good luck on your assignment sounds tough!

Sorry your neighbor passed away, that stinks! My neighbor passed from Parkinsons this spring and it was sooo hard on his wife! I called them my adopted grandparents! I still look out for her.... I feel so bad for her!

Wow 80th B-Day Happy B-day to your grandfather thats alot of candles LOL

Summer :0)

Ashley Hamby said...

Summer! Yes, I too, a fan of LOW KEY weekends! I will become a follower of you too!

I teach Middle School Reading and Communication Arts and LOVE it! The kids are great!! I LOVE elementary too! I am anxious to see what the future might bring me!

The Hooker's are like adopted grandparents of mine too!

Mallory said...

Low key weekends are very nice!! We're ready to see you guys next weekend. Let's hope the next 5 days go quickly. Sorry about your neighbor!:( Tell Josh, welcome home! And to only call Kody on the goat roping if they don't plan on staying out past 10!!!!!!!!

Ashley said...

Ahh a good, relaxing weekend- it doesn't get better than that, does it?! I added you to my blog under the "good reads" section. Hope that's okay! :) Have a great week at school!!!

Ashley Hamby said...

Mallory! YES, we miss you guys dearly! I will mention it to Josh. The winter weather moving in might put a STOP to the goat roping on Thursday.

Ashley, Relaxing weekends are the BEST, espcially for teachers!! :) That sounds great to me, I have LOVED being a follower of you! Have a great week at school, too!!