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What. A. Day.

  • Up at 5 to grade and record papers
  • Shower, breakfast, etc
  • School by 7:50
  • Three periods (see below)
  • Paperwork, grading, etc
  • Drive home an hour earlier than usual
  • Run into roommate being inappro-pro with his girl
  • Teacher work sample
  • Nebraska teacher certification application
  • B&G application
  • Meeting with Held
  • Packing, cleaning
  • Saying goodbyes to Allie, Brad
  • Dinner goodbyes with Tory, Kelly
  • Evening prayer/goodbyes
  • Teacher work sample (yes I know I already said this)

Who knew I was so loved until I’m about to leave? The kids today were, not perfect, great and I’ll miss them even if they are turds. In 1st period I gave them crackers and we watched Master & Commander which most of them really seemed to love. At the end I thanked them and they actually gave me a round of applause. Wow. I gave them all a knuckle punch on their way out. The next period we watched Anastasia (which totally has historical ties). Then third we watched M&C again and the kids were just all talking about how they’ll miss me and they gave me some papers/notes. Those sweet kids.

And now it’s time to leave! (when I finish packing tomorrow morning)

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I am so proud of my students. And they have become my students. Instead of coming to Mr. Tvrdy for their questions, the third period kids come to me and they have seemed to understand that I¬†am trying to help them and teach them. I’ve been teaching the entire period of 3rd since last Friday and, although there have been a number of bumps, things seem to be going fairly smoothly. The kids had seemed to be incredibly bored and I’m sure many still are but I’ve gotten them to invest themselves to some point in the class. Today they turned in their Spanish Armada article assignments and I almost started crying when I read a few of the third period kids! Even though they weren’t all perfect there were some wonderful ideas and great creativity used. I can see myself connecting with the students and that they are curious to see what bizarre things I will do next. I just hope to remain proud of them in the future.