Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Words to Inspire

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
-- Nelson Rockefeller

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pure Genius

I'd totally buy one!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My life as of now

I must say, my life since August has been a whirlwind. That picture above basically describes my life :-) Sleep deprived and living on 3-4 cups of coffee on a daily basis. Although my life is busy and full of late nights and early mornings, I can see the light at the end of the crazy tunnel. In May 2010, I will have officially completed all my courses for my Bachelor of Arts in Education with an endorsement in Reading. I'll student teach that Fall (2010) and finally be able to teach on my own by January 2011.

I'm in a first grade classroom this semester for my practicum. I spend 3 hours each week there and I must say that I absolutely love the age group. Yes the cough, sneeze, and wipe their boogers constantly but they have an enthusiasm for school and learning that completely captivates me. Not to mention, they say the funniest things! I was asked if I was 14 haha Apparently, that's old to a 6 year old! Below I have posted some pictures of me with my first grade practicum students during their Valentine party... They were all on a sugar buzz!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just for Kicks...

The newest trend on Facebook and Myspace has been a website called Yearbook Yourself. This website allows you to upload a photo of your face and then puts your face on someones yearbook photo from the 50's - Today. So I thought I'd give it a try, and I ended up with a quite a doozy :-) Thought I'd share mine with y'all! Give it a try.. Even if you don't post it, it's great for a laugh!!

Tiffany in 1984 from the website www.yearbookyourself.com

Dad in 1976

Mom in 1974

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm still alive!

Hello all you bloggers! I have finally found a few minutes to give you an update before its back to the books :-) I have been in school for a month and a half now, and I can honestly say I've spent most of that time in my bedroom doing home work or studying. I'm so enjoying being in the Teaching Program but it's definitely a lot of work.

Myth: Elementary Ed. majors have it so easy... it's all cutting and gluing.

Oh don't I wish it was that way. We have to study, take tests, and write papers just like every major. But on top of that, we have to write lesson plans, do massive individual projects as well as groups projects, and spend 40+ hours in a classroom, and maintain our sanity :-) Believe me, I have wanted to drop out and walk away from this at least 10 times since I've started. But I know that this is what God has called me to and I have to cling to that word.

But through all the madness and stress I have bonded with every person in my program. It's so wonderful to be around people who are passionate about teaching and kids in the same way that I am. We all understand the stress each other is going through and are able to encourage and push each other to stick with it. How great is that?

The most important thing for me to do is to keep my eye on the goal...

Well, it's time to finish up some reading for my online class.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Worship Song Wednesday [installment 2]

This song gives me chills.. hope you enjoy it!

My Soul Longs for You by Misty Edwards