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    1 month ago

    indigoproj asked

    I love reading about your adventures in teaching! I recently read that you were teaching juniors in high school. Did you see a lot of juniors stressing over the college application process?

    I did teach one period of juniors this last year as well as my first two years teaching. I can’t say they seemed stressed over college apps, much to my [this sounds bad, but] disappointment. I used to be a college recruiter prior to teaching, and junior year is probably the most important year in preparing for college. It’s the year that students should be visiting colleges and picking their top schools to apply for. By the time students are seniors, they should have their school decision made (or top few schools) and then spend this year looking for scholarships. No, it’s not law, but it would make things MUCH easier for students in the long run if they focused more like this than putting things off till last semester of senior year.

    I wish my past juniors would have taken things more seriously and stressed a bit more about their college careers. But then again, maybe they were on top of things and I just wasn’t aware of that only seeing them for one Spanish class each day.

    What are your thoughts on it, indigoproj? Also, can you tell me more about Indigo Project?

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    1 month ago

    The Teacher’s Prayer

    A student wrote this for me…

    Our teacher which art in school. Hallowed is thy desk. Thy schooldom come, our work be done at home as it is at school. Give us this day our daily homework, and forgive us our lost assignments as we forgive your glitched iPad. Lead us not into cheating, but deliver us from Pre-Algebra. For thine is the classroom, and the grading, and the breaks, forever and ever. Amen.

    -D__________, your favorite student

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    2 months ago

    Translation Tuesday

    gritar: to yell/scream

    ¡El niño está gritando porque no tiene manos!

    The boy is screaming because he doesn’t have hands!

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    2 months ago

    Exactly one year ago I put on a pretty dress and met the man of my dreams.

    I love you more and more each day, Joserisms! Happy one year!!

    P.S. My sister-in-law was a bridesmaid AND made this video with her phone. Such skill!

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    2 months ago

    The joys of making the bed while owning pets.

    The joys of making the bed while owning pets.

    Willow Adventures

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    2 months ago

    Hubby went to the dentist to get a filling on his birthday. 

Best birthday smile EVER!!

    Hubby went to the dentist to get a filling on his birthday.

    Best birthday smile EVER!!

    not a stroke

    birthday boy

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    I can't stop laughing



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    2 months ago

    Tuesday Translation

    The students were asked…

    ¿Cuál es tu animal favorito? Di por que.

    What is your favorite animal? Tell why.

    image

    "How animals eat their food

    Mi animal favorito es el guepardo. El guepardo es muy rapido, [I can’t really read this and tell what it is, but it looks like…] so he spooted picles.

    Es rapido como yo.”

    Translation:

    "My favorite animal is the cheetah. The cheetah is very fast, [something else…].

    It’s fast like me.”

    And a close-up of this amazing looking cheetah…

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    2 months ago

    So this happened last night. So proud of my 8th graders, and so grateful all the planning, preparation, and programming went well. It’s a lot for one teacher!

I will miss these kids a lot. I will miss teaching junior high a lot. I cried a lot, but I am happy for what the future holds in my career.

Happy summer everyone!!

    So this happened last night. So proud of my 8th graders, and so grateful all the planning, preparation, and programming went well. It’s a lot for one teacher!

    I will miss these kids a lot. I will miss teaching junior high a lot. I cried a lot, but I am happy for what the future holds in my career.

    Happy summer everyone!!

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    fifth year teacher right here!

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    3 months ago

    Tuesday Translation

    la falda: the skirt

    "Hey, Mrs. V, that’s not a tumor on her butt, it’s supposed to be a bow."

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    3 months ago

    Someone is sick in bed all day. Misery loves company!

    Someone is sick in bed all day. Misery loves company!

    poor hubby

    but those dogs!

    so cute!!

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    call me Nurse V



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    3 months ago

    blueeyed-wanderer-deactivated20 asked

    Hey Miss At! I've been a long time follower and admirer of your blog. I'm about to graduate with a degree in Middle School Ed. and I saw the advice you gave another aspiring teacher. You suggested volunteering in classrooms. I thought that was a great idea and want to give it a try. I have time elapsed between graduating and graduate school. What's the best way to get a spot? Should I go to a teacher, the principal/faculty, or the school district to find a volunteer spot? Thanks :)

    I wouldn’t say there’s a certain way to get a “spot,” though there may be schools out there with some sort of program like this. I would think the best way is to contact a teacher or school you know. See if they have some suggestions of getting your foot in the door, or specific classrooms to help out in.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    In reference to this post.

    feedback friday

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    3 months ago

    katastropheking asked

    What made you become a teacher?

    I’m sure this will sound so cliche…but I wanted to be a teacher since I was four. I’m was one of those many little girls who set up her “classroom,” with all her stuffed animals seated be height, and sticker charts for each. Sure, when I was 13 I wanted to be a singer (though that is not what I would call a skill of mine…), and at 16 I thought being an interior designer would be great, but deep down I always wanted to teach.

    And now as my fourth year of teaching comes to an end, I am still really happy with my career choice! Not the most exciting story, I’m sure, but thanks for asking @katastropheking!

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    3 months ago

    Spaghetti Dinner

    "My sister goes through boyfriends like she goes through spaghetti. One bowl after another!"

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    3 months ago

    Tuesday Translation

    ver: to see

    Guillermo ve la chica.

    Guillermo sees the girl. …in the most creepy way possible…

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