Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hip Hop...hip hop-a-not-o-mus

Today a student gave me this little gem. He wanted to write me a rap and this was the end result...

Gino to Ms. B

Ms. B I love the way you teach. 
I love the way you talk. 
No teacher can compare to you. 
Your number 1
top gun 
ready to blow any competition away
because your here to stay
your always the superwoman of the day
I know why you nag
because one day you want me to be great
dont know why i give you so much fight
I guess because of a lot of the bad bunch
thats all i had to say
but now its time to say later

There was even a picture that went with it. (all spelling as in context). It wasn't the assignment I gave them for today but at least he was writing, right? It was even rapped for the class.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I also need to brag a bit...

My grades posted last Thursday. I am officially done with my graduate program. I also got an email today saying I have been recommended for my Teaching License. All I have to do is go online, take the ethics review and pay for my license. Woot! In honor of all that, I asked Annie to take some graduation photos. I didn't want to do the school grad announcements, so I'm going to put something together on Shutterfly. Now, I know it's probably a little (or a lot) egotistical or narcissitic or something but here are a few of my favorites.

My sister is such a talented photographer! I'm a little jealous of her talent...

28 and counting...

Today is my 28th birthday. Is it weird to say that I've actually felt like I have been 28 for the past six months now? It was a pretty low-key birthday. My students were quite excited about it and there was a rousing round of happy birthday in some of my classes. Today was a good day with my students. We didn't necessarily get through 100% of what I set out for us to accomplish, yet, we did have some fun. I feel like I've been lecturing them quite a bit lately and we've been bickering and the constant power struggle continues. But I felt like today we all let loose a little bit. I'm sure it won't last through tomorrow but I felt like I made some progress with many of my 'difficult' students. Maybe it is because I had a great weekend and I was still in a pretty good mood, and they just responded to my good mood. Either way, it was a good day, if not overly birthday-ey. 

I am very much looking forward to this weekend. I have plans on both Friday and Saturday night and I am definitely ready for the weekend to be here. Sad, I know. It's only Monday and I'm ready for the weekend. It's more because I'm excited for what I have planned than anything else. Friday my every-so-kind, former roommie, Shannon, has offered to host a birthday party for me. It won't be anything fancy but we are having empanadas. Yum! 

Good times, my friends...good times!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I'm feeling the love, my friends...

From the best roommate and friend a girl could ask for... birthday came a little early this year.