Saturday, September 30, 2006

We've Got Spirit! Yes We Do!

Friday was Spirit Day. And I got all dressed up in my school colors of green and gold. I'm definitely a cool teacher.

After my hectic day (we were on assembly schedule which works just fine for most teachers unless you're me and teach all different grades at all different periods which left me with three different classes in my room which made me cram almost twenty 6th, 7th and 8th graders into a half-classroom made for seven) I went out for "drinks with the girls." This was fantastic. I got to hang out with some of my new friends at the school and eat a very delicious cheeseburger. My drink was a Coke. And that was good too. Very cold.

I like cold beverages.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Pajama Day

This is Spirit Week. And today was Pajama Day. So I wore my pajamas. The red and black ones with Scotty Dogs. And a pink bow on the shirt. Because it was the most ridiculous. And I wanted to make my students laugh. But at the end of the day the joke was on me. Because I forgot I had a district meeting right after work. And I forgot to bring a change of clothes. And then I was almost out of gas and had to stop at Costco to get gas (and treats for my students) in my Scotty Dog pajamas.

Tomorrow's Twin Day.

I don't want to talk about it.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Open House

So tonight was our middle school's Open House. Only five (out of 27) of my parents came. One almost broke into tears with concern over her son. One was completely irrate because she felt I wasn't doing enough (remember that school barely started) even though I don't even teach her daughter. One diagnosed ME as ADHD.

"So, your son is actually making good progress. I've been..."
"You have ADHD."
"You have ADHD."
"Haha... well, maybe. I hate to sit still! Hahaha."
"No, really. You have ADHD."
"You talk fast and I've been watching you. Your feet are always moving and when you talk you move your hands."
"Well, I'm kind of nervous which is why me feet are fidgity. And my little brother is Deaf so I sign a lot and now I have the annoying habit of moving my hands when I talk. But I can sit still if I will myself to and I have excellent focus... so..."
"You have ADHD."
"Sigh... Ok."

That was the first time I went to an informal IEP meeting and walked away with as the diagnosee.

Side Note: I was at work by 7am and didn't leave until 9:30pm. I got yelled at by my partner teacher/mentor twice for things that were out of my immediate control. My alarm didn't go off when it was supposed to. My car didn't start up right away when I left work tonight. I hate my life.

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Humidity. It's Killing Me.

Last night I was so ridiculously hot. I was wearing shorts and a tank top and had giant fan blowing on me and I was still sweating. I couldn't remember being this hot during this whole Utah summer. Why would I be more hot in Tacoma? My mom called last night to complain about the heat. "Are you hot? I'm hot! It's this darn humidity!" Aha! I had forgotten about that darn humidity!

Even this morning... it's only 55 degrees. But the humidity is at 86%. At the same time, in Provo it's 63 degrees but the humidity is only at 45%.

I think I'd rather have B.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sweet Sweet Furniture

I got a bed today! Hurray!! I also got my piano. I can't even tell you how happy this makes me. This place is finally starting to look less like a storage unit and more like an apartment.

I also got a job! Yippee! I'll be working in a middle school teaching special education to sixth through eighth graders. They'll all be bigger than me but I think I'll survive. I have the withering mom look down. I'll have to go to work on Monday to set up but I've had the whole summer off so I really can't complain.

It's time to use that beautiful bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.