Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Living without water

I woke up this morning to find out that we have a huge water leak somewhere and that Dad has turned off our water. However the bad news is that he has had to go to work and wont be able to fix it until he gets back home.

So this morning someone came out to find exactly where the leak is and now until Dad gets home we must live without water. Now until it happens you don't realise just how much you use water and how vital it really is. I definatly take it for granted. All that we have is two buckets of water for hand washing and two jugs of water for drinking. We can't flush the toilets, have showers, water my garden, wash hands (without walking downstairs to an already used bucket of water) and lots more. I have to say it sucks!!!!!!!!! But thank you God that we don't have to live our whole lives without water and that this is just tempory.

In other news I'm thinking about buying Adobe Photoshop CS3. Has anyone used it for can recommend anything better???

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Arts Night

Jeff and I both went to the school's Arts Night on Thursday and I just had to share some pictures. All week we've been doing craft and I spent hours on Thursday making sure everthing looked good and our display was organised. I've never had to do anything like this and I'm sure I'll have plenty more presentations to do as a teacher but I felt SOOOOOO proud when I arrived and my kids stuff was on show.

I also got a lot of compliments that our art looked great which felt awsome. So have a look at our Yr 1/2's art display!

School Holidays!

At last they are here and I am so glad. Also what perfect weather to have holidays, it's the best! So i'm a bit of a spoiled girl. On my last day of school the kids made me a pretty breed braclet and I got offered a full time job for next term YAY!

My Job
I'm going to be here there and everywhere around the school. I'm mainly helping teach both prep classes as the teachers have almost 30 kids in each class. I'm also going to be doing NCT (non contact time) for the lower school. I don't have all the details yet but I'll most likely have a timetable for each day. I'm wondering how I'll go working everyday for 10 weeks, but i'm sure I can handle it.

My wonderful boyfriend Jeff also suprised me with two bunches of flowers on Saturday morning and took me out for breakfast to Maccas (because I love the pancakes haha.) Rachel and Aaron also came over for dinner on Saturday night and we have homemade pizza yum yum!

The weather is fantastic and it's holidays wooohooo!!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

2 Days to Go

I cannot believe it, I only have 2 days left of my 3 week contract. I'm actually quite sad as this class is brilliant and I've had such fun. I've learnt a lot about teaching and how to deal with difficult troubles in and out of the classroom, other staff and students. I'm defiantly loving being a teacher.

This week has been art weeks and so far we have made different types of masks, photo frames, leaf wreaths, a life sized person (I'll have to take a picture), paper flowers and veggie people. Some days I come home thinking 'I can't believe they pay me to have that much fun!'

Jeff and I have made some picture purchases this week. We bought 2 sets of towels, 2 sets of summer sheets, place mats, a table runner and some stationary stuff. My glory box/cupboard/several rooms is totally taking over the house and I'm going to have to move some into Jeff's house very soon. I love to just look through everything and think about where I'd put it all in our own house.

On the house front we have defiantly decided that we'd much rather buy land and build a house OR buy a house rather than paying rent. So we are saving lots of money at the moment so that this will be possible. It's all very exciting!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Something About Spring

There is just something amazing about spring time. It's like God's wonderful creation is at it's peak. Just the smell and feeling upon my skin is enough to bring me the most overwhelming joy! I LOVE SPRING TIME!!!!!

Teaching is going great and the class I have is wonderful. All of the teachers in my block came down to look at the Father's Day presents that we made which was a great feeling. Made me feel like a real teacher! As each day goes by I think that I might enjoy full time teaching more and more. I do think that I'll do some full time teaching if I get it offered but probably not forever.

And I've just found out that Christmas is only 16 weeks away WOW! So today while Jeff is working I"m going over to the Plaza to do a little Christmas shopping. I know, how organised am I!?! I might do a little 'for Carmy shopping' as well.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Real Teacher

This has been my first week teaching on my contract. I'm loving it! I don't have much of a plan to follow so I can basically do whatever I feel like. This is some of the things we've gotten up to.

Father's Day Presents
I decided that we've make chocolate chip cookies for Father's Day and attach a card with ribbon. So today we cooked all day and made STACKS of cookies. We're going to wrap them up tomorrow. The kids loved cooking and I think that I might even make it a regular thin in my classroom one day. I like the idea of doing a healthy snake once a week.

Science Experiments
The kids in my class are doing a science Life Task at the moment so once a week we get to do an experiment. This week we did one called 'What Will Dissolve'. The kids loved it and we had no trouble writing it up. We have two more science afternoons so if you have any ideas let me know.

Since its spring time my class made handprint flowers and handprint butterflies as a display in our room. They look great but I'm never letting them near glitter again!!!

The teachers that i'm working with in my block are really nice and I feel so supported. Everyone treats me like a teacher which is so different from when I did my internship. So things are going great for me. I even have one day of teaching after the holidays as well at a different school so hopefully some contracts might come up there as well.