Thursday, September 22, 2011

Back to Blog

So now the summer is over, the lazy days I spent are now just memories in the haze. Today as I was walking home I was thinking about how I would like a classroom blog. Not necessarily one where I talk about useful teaching things (since I'm not sure I will have many useful things to say), but rather about the funny/quirky/outlandish/ridiculous things that happen in the classroom in order to celebrate the many things that remain untold about what happens behind the closed doors.

As I am now only in my practicum stage I am only in the classroom about once a week so updates may seem slim but I will try my best. I will begin with last week. Right now my experience is limited to only a few classes as I am only there once a week from about 7:30am to 12:00pm. Because of this I am only around for the first 4 periods of the day. Last week as I was leaving two of the girls in the 5th hour class shouted after me: "We think you're cool!" I was fairly shocked as I know they did not know who I was, I suspected that either they were not talking to me or perhaps they were brown-nosing just a bit. I soon discovered that they were talking to me, even if they were brown-nosing, it kind of made my day. :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

To My Writing Classmates

So, I can't believe it is the last day of SOLS. I'm a little grateful but a little sad too. I think that this activity really did stretch my writing and creativity skills though, for better or for worse. I think that what I will miss most it exactly as Professor Dean described: the feeling of community that we established as a class between those who posted and read others' posts. You all really did teach me a lot and I wish that I was as creative or as good a writer as you all seem to be--thank you for teaching me.

The best to you all! I shall miss you.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ode to BYU Registering

Oh BYU registering system!
Why dost thou torment me?
I plan in advance and prepare as best
I can but to no avail.

For at midnight there are so
Many on the site that it kicks me off
And seems to laugh at me
woe is me.

Thus I have to struggle with the
Thousands of other students
fighting for bandwidth
at midnight.

Midnight is such an annoying
Time to be up and struggling,
Racing an unknown enemy,
Fighting for classes-

So many classes to take
Yet not enough are offered
Fight to get the last spot--only
To be kicked off the site once again

Great and powerful nemesis,
I shall yet see the back of thee!
Torment me no longer! For I have
But one further time to face thee.

Then I shall see thy back forever
Never again will you rule my nights
Your reign of darkness draws to a close
And day shall see a new master has risen.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Room to Breathe

So, in the past two days I have turned in 4 papers. I now get a little bit of breathing room, at least until next Tues and Thurs when two different semester-long projects are due. *sigh* Well, three more weeks to go!

As stressful as it is sometimes this time of year is also really fun. I get to start planning my garden, look forward to not having homework for a while, etc. The only problem is trying to find a full-time job that only needs someone for the summer. I got really lucky last year because I got a clerical position since one of the admins was going on maternity leave for the summer months. Well, hopefully everything will work out.

Happy Spring

Monday, March 28, 2011

   Wordle: Technology in the classroom


So I made my first Prezi today and let me just tell everyone how much FUN I had! I never would have believed that I would have so much fun making a presentation and that it would be as easy as it was. I did it because it is one of the genres in my Inquiry project for Dr. Grierson so it is all about using technology in the classroom. I think it may seem a little scattered but it also seems that that is the nature of the program.

Anyway, if you want to check it out it is here:

Now go make one of your own, and have fun!

Sunday, March 27, 2011



A mist-enshrouded,
guardian of the valley,
all-seeing mother.