It was just brought to my attention that I have been AWFUL at blogging this year. So, here we go again for the last half of the year!!
This year has been amazing, I have switched over to teaching Middle school and absolutely love it! These kids are amazing! I have a class of 19 spunky kiddos that keep me laughing all day.
We start everyday with a program called Read 180, we then move to writing, social studies, math, LUNCH, math, some computer programs, CNN Student news, and then PE. Everyday is unique and lovely.
Of you haven’t heard over Christmas Erik and I got ENGAGED!
The photos above are some of our engagement photos. Oh, and our class mascot the minion dressed up as a groundhog and ready for the Super Bowl! I promise I’ll try and get better about this!
Well is been awhile…the pictures above show the last few weeks. We had a spirit week! Crazy hair day, twin(triplet) day, atikluk day, and black and yellow day! We also celebrated Alaska Day, my class made this awesome poster map of Alaska! Last but not least my kiddos brought their puppies to show me! We are down to less than 8 hours of day light, and still no snow!
The above pictures are from the last few weeks! One of my sweet students brought us home made biscuits over the weekend! We were all all dressed up with one of the kiddos on Monday because the State of Alaska legislators came to visit our school! And last but not least we played dodgeball today in PE!
I have been terrible about blogging. Lets try to get better! Well, here I am again…Kivalina, round 3! Can you all believe it??
I arrive to kivalina early this year to set up my new MIDDLE SCHOOL classroom. I have attached pictures of the classroom unfinished and of course the finished product.
The picture of the helicopter, yes, while sitting on our couch one day Casey and I saw a helicopter hovering over the village, the dropped something off, left, came back and landed. The kids loved it and we found out they were doing some land surveying for the new school.
We’ve had a successful all staff game night, also pictured!
This year we didn’t start school 5 weeks late but we did start 3 days late. This due to the fact that the school water pump blew up and we couldn’t get water from the city tank to the school tank. All is well now though, whew!
I know it has been close to forever since I have blogged…year two has easily been a lot crazier than year one. So, instead of filling you all in on everything since my last blog, I will fill you in on the past few weeks. We have had a teacher transfer to Kivalina from another village to be our Pre-K teacher until the end of the year. We have had an aide come from another village to help me out with one of my kiddos and she is living with me, normally I would not be fond of this, but, we are getting along wonderfully. But wait, there is more! This week we have had 17 military personnel at the school conducting sports physicals in the hallway, performing surgery on animals in our science classroom and doing dentistry in our pre-k classroom…with all of this we have also had ski instructors from NANANORDIC, there has been 9 ski instructors taking our students, community and teacher cross-country skiing during the day. With all of this going on I have captured some pictures for your viewing pleasure. With only 3 weeks of school left the kids are crazy and the teachers are even crazier. I will post pictures…
Spring Break started yesterday, and as you can tell (since I am writing this at 12:21am my hours are already messed up! BUT because of that Emma left my house tonight at midnight and saw some amazing norther lights, so her Fonger and I went out to capture them. Here are a few pictures, nothing special but at least you will get the feel :)