Latest posts from Art/Music

Oct 15 2012

Yep, I Teach Art…

…and I’m a teacher, I work hard, I spend my Sundays triple checking lesson plans, I grade papers…etc. I do everything you do. I had to fight wanting to study art in college. Now I feel like I have to fight for being an art teacher. Since school began in August whenever I meet someone…

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Aug 20 2012

Little Moments

It is the awesome little moments that come completely out of the blue that make me excited for Monday mornings. 1. Grading drawings this morning from my 7/8th grade art class. The students did research about Superheroes and are now creating their own with a power they think would benefit their school. Some of the…

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Aug 15 2012

Two Weeks In

So I remember that one time that I was like “yeah I am totally going to blog through institute.” That did not happen. My last post was me finding out I was officially placed and now here I am two weeks in. It is amazing to me how fast you learn a school and the…

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Jul 11 2012

Not Gonna Lie…

I don’t feel stressed.  Actually, I feel exhausted, caffeinated, overworked, jealous, dirty, and underfed.  But I don’t feel stressed.  Why am I breaking out like a pubescent teenager then? I am sure you heard things like this when you were growing up: “In Middle School, they make you write in pen and cursive.  No pencils…

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Jun 11 2012

Closin’ it down

We have officially moved to Salt Lake City! We arrived May 30th, and are still waiting for the movers to show up with our stuff.. eesh. It’s not been too bad, as we’ve had our trusty blow-up mattress, and belongings we’ve lived with for the past month with the in-laws. Hopefully our stuff will arrive…

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Jun 01 2012

First Post

Well, Hello y’all (I need to start working on my southern accent since I am going to be moving to Mississippi in less than four days). I can’t believe that it is already here. I am trying to enjoy my last few moments of home and calmness before my whole world gets turned upside down.…

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May 24 2012

48 hours

In just 48 hours it is crazy what has happened. Originally I was placed in Elementary Ed, got everything ready for that. Finished all the Praxis exams my January, started to gather materials…had what felt like way to many skype interviews. It began to get exhausting having a skype interview then hearing nothing…and I began…

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May 22 2012

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

Apple Valley, CA

I live in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. Among the beautiful sunsets, exotic desert landscapes, and sun-filled environments, live a whole lot of Jackrabbits. Jackrabbits are peculiar animals.  Most nights, it isn’t uncommon to see at least three or four of them scurry into your headlights before realizing they’ve made a grave mistake.  They…

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Mar 20 2012

My “kiddos”

One of my favorite things about TFA is the various background stories, here is part of mine…. It turns out I really freak people out when I call the kids that I watch for my job my “kiddos.” For 10 months now I have been a babysitter, nanny whatever you want to call if for…

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Mar 19 2012

Making Each Moment Count

It’s been one year exactly since I had to pick up my cap and gown for graduation and where I am at now is totally different then where I thought I would be. Since being an accepted 2012 corps member I have been anxiously awaiting getting started! Since September I have been volunteering at my…

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