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    1 month 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!

    translation tuesday

    translationtuesday

    education

    spanish

    spanish vocab

    Spanish Class



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    1 month 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!

    tumblr love

    tumblr wedding

    one year anniversary



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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

    puppy

    animals



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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

    joserisms

    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…

    image

    translation tuesday

    tuesday translation

    education

    Spanish Class

    spanish vocab

    cheetah

    drawing



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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!!

    education

    junior high

    graduation

    8th grade graduation

    fifth year teacher right here!

    teaching



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    2 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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    translation tuesday

    translationtuesday

    education

    Spanish Class

    spanish vocab



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    2 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!!

    sick husband

    call me Nurse V



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    2 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

    feedbackfriday

    education

    teaching

    bueeyed-wanderer



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    2 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!

    feedback friday

    feedbackfriday

    education

    teaching

    career choices

    katastropheking



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    2 months ago

    Spaghetti Dinner

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

    education

    lol

    junior high



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    2 months ago

    Tuesday Translation

    ver: to see

    Guillermo ve la chica.

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

    image

    education

    Spanish Class

    spanish flash cards

    spanish vocab

    translation tuesday

    translationtuesday

    tuesday translation



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    3 months ago

    meanstreets asked

    how did you meet your husband through tumblr? Sorry if you have answered this before

    Well, seeings how today I can say that Joserisms and I have been married for 11 whole months, I thought this would be a good question to answer.

    It was right before the start of my second year teaching, and I’d gotten a tumblr message from a guy who was about to start his first year of teaching. I don’t remember exactly what he asked, or exactly how I answered, but I sent him a message not thinking a whole lot about it. It wasn’t until I posted pictures of my classroom and heard from him again that I started to wonder who this guy was.

    You see, I try to keep my blog pretty private. I don’t post my whole name, I don’t write about the location of my school, its name, or the names/faces of students. So I was really quite shocked when this guy asked me specifically if I taught at a particular school. To be honest, I kind of freaked out. I thought I would have to delete my entire blog, warn my school, etc. (cause let’s be real…there are some real creepers on here). Before I did all that, I thought I would at least finish reading his message. Turns out he recognized the books I was using as ones he was familiar with. You see, the schools I’ve worked at are private and associated with a specific religion. There are a lot of these schools around the world, but not enough to where everyone knows about this religion. BUT when you come across someone who is this religion or is aware of it, it can be a big deal. So anyways, it turned out he and I share the same beliefs, had mutual friends, and went to sister colleges (oh, it also turned out that I hadn’t turned off my “tweeted from” location on twitter, so that’s how he really figured it out).

    It’s kind of funny looking back because when Joserisms and I first started talking, I told my sister, “Just because we’re both single and the same religion doesn’t mean we’ll get married and have babies!”Anyways…

    After emailing, and texting for awhile, we progressed to phone calls. I realized that he was a really funny guy who had his head on straight, and he was someone I looked forward to hearing from everyday. Our busy teaching schedules FINALLY allowed us to meet. We decided to meet at the Disney Museum in San Francisco because hey, if you’re meeting someone from the internet, what safer place than the Disney Museum?

    I was incredibly nervous, and found myself hiding behind my coffee and whistling throughout the entire museum (I whistle when I’m nervous). We hadn’t labeled this a date, so at that point I didn’t dare hold his hand. I mean, maybe he thought I was super weird? After the museum we decided head to Berkeley to check out the show Mortified. Unfortunately, after we both drove over there, we found out it was sold out. So we wandered around and found a great Thai food place. Things felt so natural, and I was already smitten. I’m not sure why this sticks with me so much, but I thought he was super great after the following happened…

    Our food came out, and he said, “Oh, you know what I want? Some hot sauce.” He turned to ask our waitress for some, and there she was, holding the hot sauce. His face got so excited, and he quickly put it all over his food. He then looked up, looked over at the waitress, then back to me, and said, “You know what I reeeeally want? A PONY.”

    Our waitress seemed to miss the memo, but I thought it was hilarious! After a few more hours of talking, my encouragement for him to hold my hand, he walked me to my car and kissed me on the cheek. Instead of being a normal person, I immediately asked, “Is that it?!”

    Then he really kissed me, and if felt like my knees were butter, fireworks were in the sky, and this Mozart was playing in the background.


    The rest is history I suppose. He is the perfect person for me, and I love him with all my heart!

    image

    feedback friday

    feedbackfriday

    tumblr love

    Tumblr Wedding

    joserisms

    missatmrvar

    meanstreets



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    3 months ago

    Classroom Smells

    "Hey, Mrs. V, it smells really weird in here. Like pencils and old taco shells."

    he was right

    that's was the exact smell

    lol

    education

    junior high

    classroom smells



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    3 months ago