Saturday, October 25, 2008

1st Grade!

I just finished my first amazing week in a 1st grade classroom! (If you didn't already know, I was assigned to be in a 1st grade classroom Monday-Wednesday each week until the end of the semester.) My teacher, Mrs. Taylor, is so helpful - a great mentor. I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the 20 kids have no trouble pronouncing and remembering my name! What a relief!

I get to start teaching lessons next week, so that's very exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time! I will let you know how it goes!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Our Primary Class

As you probably already know, Jeff and I teach primary in our ward. Because there are not too many children in our ward, we teach ages 4-6 (preschool through 1st grade). It's a huge range in age, but we love it! We've been holding off on posting pictures, as we wanted a class shot. It seems like there is always at least one child gone though, so we decided to go ahead a post individual shots.

Going clockwise: Jordan (5), Andrew (6), William (5), Miriam (5), Jordan (4), Julia (6), and Eliza (4)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hiking the Y

We hiked the Y a few weeks ago. I haven't hiked it since my freshman year, but it was Sarah's first time. She really wanted to do it before she graduated. It was a fun hike. The view was awesome. It's a lot steeper at the top than it appears it would be. The way down wasn't as fun as I slipped on a loose rock and rolled my ankle. But all in all a great way to spend Saturday before school started.

Wow, are we Y fans or what!

Well, we decided to finally start a blog. We noticed that many of our friends and family members already had them so we just wanted to jump on the bandwagon. We'll see how it goes. But since we are still in school expect to hear a lot about our classes and low paying jobs, and cheap outings. Life can be fun when you're broke though.