Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stuff White People Like

The subtitle could be "Stuff Bethel People Like". This blog is extremely satirical, which is my sense of humor completely...and I am definitely white as I like my nalgene, coffee, dogs and expensive sandwiches.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

For Zach

We miss you, as does the miniature chicklet and the smoking boy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Beautiful Thing

I am posting from school, which I never do. I just was enjoying the beauty of the morning time, writing to be exact. My students are all silently working on their animal projects, and we are listening to Minnesota Public Radio (classical) streaming online and it is a beautiful thing.

It's picture day, which is a blessed event that happens twice a year when students go uniform-free. My urchins all look lovely.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Backpack Saga

I kicked a student's backpack this week. Not because I was angry or frustrated, but because it was laying in the floor in the middle of my doorway to my room. It wasn't a full blown kick, more like a firm shove with my foot.

A parent from another class saw the backpack being firmly shoved with my foot and called the school to complain. I had to have a little chat with one of our assistant principals.

Lesson learned. Don't kick backpacks. But, if kicking the backpack is the worst decision I make during my career as a teacher, I don't think I'll be too bad off.

In other news, I am pretty sure I'll be staying at my school for year 3. I really truly believe that for whatever reason, God has this job for me at this point in my life. It's not what I had planned when I packed up and moved down here, but do our plans ever really end up being the best for us? I am trusting God and so excited to see what is in store for me in this season.