Miss Nichols? When did I become Miss Nichols? I am starting to feel way too old. I am student teaching here now at M.L. Phillips Elementary and it is just so weird to be called Miss Nichols. And, as all of you have been in an elementary school class, you know that I get to here "Miss Nichols" like a thousand times a day. So other than feeling old, I am loving student teaching. I am in a 2nd grade classroom and they are just so fun. Yes, they are chatty most of the time and are everything that makes kids kids and I have to be meaner and stricter than I ever thought I would have to be but I seriously love it. I feel so blessed that God has so easily shown me what I am supposed to do with my life. I feel like I am completely in the right place when I am teaching. (I hope the kids feel the same way!) 2nd grade is such a fun age too. And, of course, the kids say the funniest things. Yesterday, I look over and one of my students is telling the other boys that he "meditates"...does he even know what that is? This same student also told me after PE the other day that his "jeans were sweating." And, again, this same boy was complaining about his eyes burning and how "his eyelid isn't touching his eye anymore..." Haha...what? Then one of the other boys in my class was drawing a picture that he said was a gangster. I asked why he was drawing that and his friend replied "because he thinks he is from the Southside!" How do they know where that is? Oh, and don't worry on career day, a police detective asked the students if they knew what a pike was. I didn't even know what a pike was...but one of the boys proceeded to tell him exactly what this weapon was. My teacher asked him how he knew that and he said it was in a video game...Oh gosh! So I am constantly worried about the world these kids are growing up in (which again is making feel old too) but that is one reason that I love being with them....to maybe help them not be a part of that world so much.