Coldplay is my second favorite in music listening. Second only, to the one and only George Strait. I acquired a love for Colplay in high school because of a good friend, Joseph. On Wednesday Joseph and I attended the Coldplay concert in Phoenix. Amazing. I won't waste my time to try and describe what a quality show it was. Just know that my life is seriously better after watching their show. All I have to say is follow this link to watch one of their music videos!!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I did it! I'm officially a BYU graduate! I taught my last day of student teaching on the 21st. I've been working towards this goal since I was in elementary school and I have completed it! I have an overwhelming feeling that the next steps in my life can be anything I want them to. It's all up to me. I love it. As of December 1, I will be teaching English at Winslow High School. I really lucked out with the position becoming available right as my college obligations are complete.
It was bittersweet to leave Provo so abruptly. Some of my favorite things about the Y.....
a) I was always so grateful to be able to openly apply and discuss gospel principles in my college courses. There are so many parallels in the gospel. I am sure that my study was enriched because of that blessing.
b) BYU football. I don't really need to say more. people live for it and I love it too.
c) the diversity. I encountered people from all over the world.
d) new zealand. On that same note of diversity, I got the most amazing oppurtunity to live in New Zealand and become immersed in a new culture all while applying it to my academic studies. Amazing.
e) mint brownies and chocolate milk from the byu creamery. mmmmmmmm
Thank You BYU
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So here's the thing, my roomates, Camille and Ashley, had never been to the great city of Winslow and they felt it appropriate to get the grand tour before I move from Provo. We did the whirlwind tour thing by leaving on Friday, arriving Saturday about 1 am. I made sure they did anything and everything that you must see in the slow. I'm pretty sure there tour is complete. On the way home we stopped at the Grand Canyon. It never fails to amaze and I won't even waste time trying to describe it. Amazing. Spectacular....
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I'm finishing up my lead teaching in 4th grade next Friday. I can't begin to describe how much I've learned from being thrown into a classroom and be held accountable for assessing the growth and progress of 26 kids. It's a huge task/responsibility/challenge/trial but with plenty of rewards. Let me share an experience
A. Yesterday for journal write I had the students write on the topic... 3 wishes from a genie.....Even I was excited to write about that topic. My 3 wishes were 1. unlimited amounts of money 2. the ability to fly 3. the ability to transport myself anywhere in the world at the snap of a finger. I eagerly shared my journal writing with the students because I figured their wishes would be similar in that they wished for some far off wish that is impossible to obtain in the first place. Let's just say I was off. After each student shared I just kept feeling more ashamed of my journal entry. My students were asking for wishes like custody of a baby sister, a new job for my mom, more money for my family. Basically, I am so blessed and my kids have alot more on their plate then finishing the math homework from Thursday night. It was a real eye opener and reminds me of the unique oppurtunity I have to serve and influence the students that I teach