Latest posts from Alabama

Oct 20 2012

Free Falling?

I finally feel a little settled in here. I’m teaching seventh grade science at a middle school. When I see my friends write about how “hard” college is. I just want to laugh, laugh, laugh. Every single day, I wake up a 6, teach all day, deal with 156 12 year-old’s weird cuts, weird digestive…

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Aug 03 2012

Updates from Huntsville!

Tomorrow will mark the end of my very first week living in Huntsville. It has certainly been a crazy busy week with lots of learning, changes, and so much anticipation building for that first day of school! Although I would have loved more than just a short week to soak up Fort Worth, I have…

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Jul 18 2012

Officially Official !

Well I am back in Birmingham now for a week of vision and goals setting as well as intensive planning for my first 9 weeks in the classroom! I miss all my kids from Institute so much and will start crying if I go into much detail about leaving them…. It is still too soon…

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Jul 09 2012

Exciting news!

So today was a very exciting day! I got a call from my lovely new principal at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school in Huntsville Alabama. She was calling to welcome me and offer me a job as a KINDERGARTEN TEACHER!!!! Finally I have all the information I could ever want- I will be teaching…

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Jun 21 2012

Life Long Learners in Action!

Thank you so much for all the encouragement! Today was just my third day in the classroom and my little Life Long Learners (Our classroom theme is becoming LLL’s!) have made SO many huge improvements! Through a ton of re-teaching  and practicing acceptable behaviors (sitting criss-cross applesauce, zip it up before you raise it up,…

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Jun 18 2012

Exciting news! not so exciting news…

Quick updates: Very little sleep… No free time at all… For example, been up since 4:00AM this morning, got on my bus to go to my school at 5:30AM, at School site all day testing kids and in sessions learning and just got back from school now, 6:25… starving, exhausted and a million things to…

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Jun 18 2012

The chinese food isn’t that terrible

My Cousin Vinny is a family favorite. If you haven’t seen it, you need to.  The culture clash of the fast-talking northerner and the rural southerner really hit home with my family because we lived in New Jersey, but visited Tennessee often. We love it. To this day, my family still quotes bits of it…

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Jun 12 2012

Catch Up, Logistics, and Goals (long post…)

Catch-Up: SO, it has been one crazy week and I have a TON to share! Last Tuesday through Sunday was my Induction week located in beautiful Alabama. My 82 2012 Bama corps members and I spent the week getting to know each other, exploring the state, and being so graciously welcomed by the various communities…

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Jun 03 2012

Bama Bound

Wow. I cannot believe the time has finally come to put this dream in motion. I have thought about this day since november when I signed on with TFA and now it is finally here… Monday. Monday I’ll drive the 10 hours to Birmingham where this new chapter will begin. I will be in Birmingham for…

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I think this quote pretty much sums up my feelings on this situation in Southern Illinois: “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” If you are not aware, just google “Cairo flooding” or even better go to youtube and put in Tilley reacts to flood plan to hear from an elected official.…

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