Friday, March 23, 2007

Field Trip

Our other exciting event of the week was the field trip that we went on today. We toured the Madison Co. Business & Commerce Center in Canton (which some know as the Vo. Tech school. I never realized until last year when we made this trip how many different programs they had going on for 10th-12th graders. I guess I just assumed that it was all trade type classes (auto mechanics, construction, etc.) for kids not interested in college, but they have a medical class (for those wanting to go into any part of the medical field), marketing, and several other technology fields. Our kids were really interested and asked a lot of questions. I would love to see some of my students (especially those that have such trouble sitting and being attentive during instructional time) enroll there in a few years! I also saw some of my former students that I taught in 7th grade who had won awards at different competitions!! After we left there, we took the kids to the Gray Center (which is part of Camp Bratton Green) to have our sack lunches and to have a little play time.

4th 9-weeks

Well, we've officially made it through 3/4 of the school year. After Spring Break, things get pretty crazy! We are counting down until our state tests...24 days!!! This week was long but pretty exciting. We had technology funds from a grant, so our principal ordered a laptop cart with 15 laptops and a wireless internet box. My classes got to be the first to use them on Wednesday. It amazes me how quickly kids pick things up! Hardly any of our kids have computers at home, so the only exposure they get is at school. I love to teach them how to use different programs and see what they can do. Several of them figure things out before I do, so I'm learning from them, too!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

2 weeks

John Parker wasn't very happy when we took these Friday night!! He had a lot of visitors and was worn out by the time we got around to taking these!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Playtime...then Naptime

Hanging out with Leah and JP

Since Aunt Gaye is working W-F of this week, and I'm on Spring Break, I get to hang out with Leah and JP! He has the funniest little expressions, but we just can't seem to get them on camera! Instead, we have some sweet pictures...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Letters for Anderson's room

My sister was looking at letters to put above Anderson's crib (which is not in yet), and found some really cute ones at an online store. The problem was that they were $18 per letter! I decided to research a little and found a seller on ebay that had letters in the same font, but they are only $5 each! They can be painted any color, and they can be hung 3 different ways: with ribbons (in bows or loops), O hooks, or a floating look. We'll post some pics once we get them hung in Anderson's room.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

1 week pics of JP (a little late)!

We got this idea from Jennifer's amazing to see how they change so quickly! We couldn't decide on one...they were all too cute (and of course we couldn't leave out the one with Scrappy)!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Getting some practice before May...

Rebecca and Michael have some things to learn before sweet baby Anderson gets here! Next lesson...changing a dirty diaper!!

GiGi and Papa John


Poor little John Parker has to have a bili blanket 24 hrs a day for jaundice! He looks like a little gloworm! I told him that I needed to borrow it when he was done since I won't be getting a tan next week during Spring Break!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Monday, March 5, 2007

...and more!

He definitely has Leah's mouth!

Scrappy is already SO protective of John Parker!

I just LOVE the spit bubbles!

More pics of sweet John Parker!

Uncle Mark

Aunt Amanda

My new cousin...John Parker

I am so excited that my cousin Leah's baby boy is finally here!! It seems like we've been waiting for FOREVER!! He is SO cute and snuggly!!!