Saturday, August 29, 2009

Emily's Goodbye

Today was the day that Em and Chris left for VA. They'll be there for 3 months and then head to Colorado for 3 years. Then, they'll be in one more location for 2 more years. So...basically, Em left today for what will surely be a LONG 5 years.

Jen made this video that captures our friendship. I may or may not have cried a few times while watching. I'll let you be the judge.

Emily's Goodbye from Jennifer Cochran on Vimeo.

I was telling Jen, I have a very clear memory of when each of these pictures was taken. I can honestly say that some of the best moments of my life have been spend with these 2 lovely ladies.

Out of the Mouth of Babes

I am constantly hearing hilarious things from my students, and yesterday was no exception. Just thought I'd share.

Student: Mrs. Bennett! That girl tripped over that black thing and
she's crying to death!!!

Me: Crying to DEATH???

Student: Well, she's crying. I added in the drama.

I literally started laughing out loud. Then I naturally went to check on the student (who was fine). Just a great way to end the week.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another School Year

Ok, I know this video's a little long, but if you are a teacher or want to understand why I chose this career, you need to watch this video. The kid is hilarious, but he says some stuff that truly explains why I do what I do every day. We watched it at our Scott Co. Opening Day Program and it was a great reminder that the things I do can make a difference. I know I've complained about 30 kids (and I truly am not sure if I'll leave this year a sane women), but I have to look at it as being given the opportunity to make a difference in 30 lives this year!

My principal made us all give our personal motto for this year with the reasons we teach. She asked us to frame it and make it available to see everyday while we are teaching. I'm going to share mine.

"In order to meet students on their individual level and make a difference in each life that walks into my classroom, I will provide a SAFE environment that PROMOTES and STIMULATES learning."