Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm taking a poll to my fellow teachers or not...

Jon and I have decided that I will be returning next year to teach another year at Brinton at this point. Unless for some miracle Jon gets into grad school without a Bachelor's Degree Ha Ha!! Long story short... We thought Jon was graduating this summer with his BA but the ASU councelor made a mistake and he wont be finishing until this December hopefully. So that means we are staying in Arizona a little longer!! Each day brings new surprises so that is the plan as of now.

I know it is only January and it is a bit early to think about planning for next school year but I am the crazy one! I am debating on possible classroom themes for my 2nd grade class. I have had and loved my camping theme for the last two years and everyone comments on how great and wonderful the class is, but it is time for a change! So here is a list of ideas I have for my next year classroom... I would like opinions of your favorites! My two favorites so far are jungle and rock and roll. Let me know!

- Jungle/Safari Theme "Beware Monkeys are Everywhere in Room 14"
- Sports Theme "Team Ellsworth"
- Rock and Roll Theme "Rockin' Room 14"
- Pirate Theme "The Treasure in Room 14"
- Wild West/Cowboys Theme "Yee-Haw...Room 14"
- Hollywood Theme "The Stars of Room 14"

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Top Ten of 2008

2008 was a great year and I had many great things happen to myself and Jon. I know 2009 will bring even more surprises! Enjoy!!

10. Finally broke down and got a sewing machine... Now I have to learn to sew!
9. It was the year of TWILIGHT. The long awaited movie came out and my sister, mom, and I went and saw it opening night!
8. I decided to start a BLOG to keep in touch with my family and friends from all over.
7. I was able to go to Utah and celebrate Mother's Day with my Mom. It was the first time since my wedding that all my family came into town to be with Mom.

6. I managed to stay for year #2 at my school and teach another year at Brinton. I am known for moving around, but not this year!

5. I started selling SCENTSY and am loving every moment of it!

4. Jon and I celebrated our 2 wedding anniversary! I can't believe how time flies.
3. I shot my first gun!

2. I travelled to China on a Dental Humanitarian trip with my father.

1. Jon and I bought our first home in Gilbert, Arizona.... and now it is for sell!!

We hope you had a great year in 2008 and that your 2009 is also full of many blessings! Happy 2009 everyone!