"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The start of 2nd grade...

I have officially started my second year of teaching. I am teaching 2nd grade this year instead of 3rd and so far I LOVE it. My kids are adorable for the most part...we'll see how long that lasts ;) I'm only teaching literacy this year so I have two sets of kids. Obviously things are crazy at the beginning of the school year and I don't have a lot of time to blog but since I hadn't blogged in a while I thought I would give you a few funny quotes from my first week.

Angie*: What do you like to do for fun?
Amanda: I like boys. I mean I like toys. I mean I like boy toys.

Derrick: Miss Nichols, who's the president?
Me: (I ask the class) Does anyone know who the president is?
Cruz: I think its Obama.

(All the kids are taking a pretest)
Angie: Miss Nichols, I'm like my dad...I don't know how to read.

Gloria: Miss Nichols, Kenny says he likes me and Amanda and Jessica. Just as friends right? (she clarifies with Kenny)
(Kenny smiles and shakes his head no)
Me: Kenny, are you going to have 3 girlfriends?
Kenny: (Smiles and nods his head yes)

I'm sure there will be more to come...

*As always names have been changed.


Kristen said...

I love 2nd grade! You don't have to teach them to read, but they are small and cute.
I was hoping for some Olympic thoughts, since you said before that you are Olympic crazy- I watched it so much more than I ever have before. Gymnastics still rocks!!
Good luck with your year!!
Are you in FWISD?