Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cool Gift

I got a really cool present today from one of the kids. It wasn't even from my one of my own kids. It was from a kid that I teach for 90 minutes a day. In my fourth grade room, we switch classes. I have my class for most of the day, but for 90 minutes, I have the other teachers class. I teach two math classes each day. A few weeks ago, I saw this neat idea for a teacher present. I wanted one. Today, I got that gift! It is basically a wreath with crayons. It's really cool! I love it because it's original and hand made. Of course I love candy, but original gifts are so much more unique. I immediately hung it up in my room and will keep it forever! We will see if I get any gifts tomorrow on the last day of school until next year! I hope so!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Address

Of course I'm not going to tell you my new address. But I have to tell you the stress I have had with this new address already. So my new apartment complex emailed me with my new address. They told me it was South Beach Drive (not real address, but you'll get the idea once I explain). I called Time Warner Cable yesterday to change my address and they said they couldn't find that one. I had done a Google Maps search for my address too and it didn't show up. The lady from TWC said she found Southbeach Road, no spaces and road instead of drive. I searched that and it came up where it should. I went to my complex today to ask them and they were adamant that it was South Beach Drive with a space after South and Drive instead of road. But when I drove past the green road sign it said Southbeach Road. I don't understand why the complex is so confused about it. I went to the post office and they said it's Southbeach Road, no spaces, not drive. I'm trusting the post office over the apartment complex. I haven't even moved yet and there's already one strike against my new place. Not good!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Concert

I went to the holiday concert that some of my students performed in today. It's amazing to see so many parents show up to that when the majority of them don't show up to the science fair night or any parent teacher conferences we try to set up. Then when you do call and get a hold of them (after 4-5 times) it's always our fault. I often get, "Well what was said to make him act that way?" This is why my students are the way they are. If their parents are accusatory, that's the way their child will be too. It's scary. No matter how hard I try, I can't compete with the way their parents are raising them, whether it be the right way or the wrong way. I can only do so much to get them to understand right from wrong.

Monday, December 15, 2014


I remember before the start of the football season, I predicted the Cowboys would get 3 wins. Luckily they destroyed my prediction and so far have 10 wins and 4 loses! With two games to go, they have a decent chance of making the playoffs for the first time since 2009! No one expected them to play this well. One of their key players just hurt himself but might be back this weekend. Hopefully he will be! I haven't been this excited about the Cowboys in a long time. Go Cowboys!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Clothes

I actually wore Christmas themed flannel pants and a Christmas t-shirt yesterday. The pants were really comfortable. My friends and I had a Christmas party of our own. There were only 5 of us so it wasn't much of a party, more of a gathering. One of the things we wanted to do was wear Christmas pajamas. We are weird. I know. I'll probably wear those pants once a year. Maybe I'll wear them on Christmas Eve this year. There's no other appropriate time to wear Santas on my pants. Oh well, we had a good time as usual and that's all that matters.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tear off Calendars

I love tear off calendars. My mom bought me two of them last year. She bought me a trivia one and a teacher one. I just happened to look at my trivia one on my desk and see the date was October 21. That's the problem with the tear off calendars. I never remember to tear it off and read the facts. I just updated that calendar. My one at school is probably around the same date. I'll have to tear them off too. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some facts to read.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Coming up Quickly

I'm moving to another place on January 10th. I'm not moving very far away from where I am now. It's only about 2 miles. It's further away from my school though. Like I said, it's not that big of a deal. At least it's not 20 miles away from where I work like it was last year. I decided it's time to move because I'm done with this place. As you know, there are so many issues with the current place I live in. It was time for a change. Unfortunately, the new place I am living in is smaller and costs more but whatever. I gotta do what I gotta do. I better start packing!