Friday, September 29, 2006

Where did September Go?

Wow! What a month! I can't believe that this weekend we will be heading into October. This great weather that we have been having has definitely made it feel more like summer than fall. But, that hasn't stopped from things going into full swing back at work. I am getting to know my new class and am looking forward to the upcoming year with them. The students have kept me on my toes for sure, but I have been getting them used to the new routines and expectations, and this past week was one of the best weeks so far. ! But, that is what September in the classroom is all about!

The new news on the school front today is the fact that I will be taking two student teachers on Monday. This practicum is their short 401/402 practicum from SFU. So, they are getting into the classroom, and may teach a few lessons here and there. This will be a great opportunity for growth on my part because it will give me an opportunity to explain why I do things in a particular way in the classroom. So it should be an interesting term ahead, which will allow me to grow professionally as a teacher as well!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

What Kind of Heart?

Your Heart Is Blue

Love is a doing word for you. You know it's love when you treat each other well.
You are a giving lover, but you don't give too much. You expect something in return.

Your flirting style: Friendly

Your lucky first date: Lunch at an outdoor cafe

Your dream lover: Is both generous and selfish

What you bring to relationships: Loyalty

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Pictures from the TOTALLY AWESOME Concert!

Oh My God!! We all just got back from the Kenny Rogers Concert and we couldn't have asked for a better show and present for Dad if we tried. It all started out when I bought tickets back in late July for tonights concert. My Best Friend Sara bought her tickets months before and was farther back then we were. Our tickets were front row centre in the 750 seat theatre at the River Rock Casino! We had a perfect view of Kenny Rogers and he had a perfect view of us! We couldn't stop laughing when we saw our tickets we were all very excited.

Kenny Rogers likes to see his fans, and so he had lights on the audience so he can see his fans enjoying the concert. Well, for some reason or another he picked Dad out of the front row to tease the entire night of the concert! It probably had to do with the fact that Dad was the only male in the front row of our section, and belive it or not he likes to ham things up. He called him by his first name throughout the entire concert, and kept throwing 10.oo at him for every Kenny Rogers song he recognized and could name. It was hilarious. The Kenny Rogers Fan that Dad was and being put on the spot he couldn't remember some of the songs it was hilarious!!! We helped him out, and as a result Dad scored 140.oo of Kenny's money just for knowing and enjoying the concert!! Dad was tickled pink! As Dad was the only one out of the 750.00 guests of the concert that got this special attention!

At the end of the show Kenny Rogers made a point of shaking Dad's hand to thank him for being a good sport, as he did tease him a lot throughout the show!!!

The last song Kenny sang was Islands in the Stream, and he throughout signed autographed tamberines. Julie scored an awesome Tamberine, and you can see her enjoying playing along to the song!!! It was a very entertaining concert and I am so glad I had an opportunity to enjoy it with my family.

I would definitely go to another concert again!!!

Kenny Rogers Concert was AWESOME!!!!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Teacher's Gone Wild in Whistler!

Well, Labour Day Weekend is quickly coming to an end. The last official long weekend of summer, and for us teachers the reality has sunk in that we will be heading back to work tomorrow. But, a group of us decided that we couldn't dwell in self-pity over the entire long weekend. We had to get out and enjoy this last long weekend of freedom and no worries of work.

Debbie a friend that I work with at Spencer asked me if I would like to join her and some friends for a weekend at Whistler. We all decided that it was a great way to keep our mind off of thinking about work! Michelle has a friend with a Condo in Whisltler that is right in the Village! It was awesome, as we could just walk to everything. The condo was fully equipped, so we did most of our cooking on the barbeque outside. It even had it's own private hot tub. The condo slept eight.

We got to do a little of everything from going to the night club on Friday night, sleeping in, a six kilometre hike, shopping in the village, day at the beach, and dancing the night away in our Condo. We had a rule that we weren't aloud to talk about teaching over the weekend. However, we all seemed to manage to break it throughout the weekend. But, imagine if we didn't have the rule!

It was a great time, and as we left we were planning our next weekend away. The one thing that I have learned this summer is the fact that you don't need to go far away to feel like you have had a real holiday, you can be a tourist in your own town and still get a "getaway".

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