Sunday, March 30, 2008

Where did this day go?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Squeeky Wheel

I finally got all my application requirements for the SLC school district together, including three recommendation letters. I didn't know those were required or I would have asked sooner! I finally was able to turn in my application last Friday, at 5pm (closing time). This week is Spring break and so the office was closed on Monday - but I called first thing to tell the lady over Libraries that my application was submitted. I'm working the "squeaky wheel" method. She was actually very pleased to hear from me and said she had wanted to get a hold of me earlier, but they were starting to interview. She said two schools hadn't interviewed yet and she would give my name to them. Well, she wasn't joking because I got a call later that afternoon from Lincoln Elementary. The principal wants me to come and interview this Friday! I'm so excited! Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hi Neighbor!

"In honor of what would have been Mister Rogers’ 80th birthday on March 20, Mr. McFeely — aka David Newell, the public relations director for Family Communications, Inc. (the nonprofit company founded in 1971 by Fred Rogers) — has a special request.

"We’re asking everyone everywhere — from Pittsburgh to Paris — to wear their favorite sweater on that day," he asks in his best speedy delivery voice. "It doesn’t have to have a zipper down the front like the one Mister Rogers wore on the program, it just has to be special to you."

Here's a link to Mr. Rogers's website for more information

Speedy delivery!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Unfinished Test

I finally took that Teacher Test, the Praxis. I'm not sure how it will all turn out. All week before I was cramming all the subjects: history, science, math, etc. I was feeling pretty good - until I saw that all the content on the test was strictly about education. I'm rusty on different assesment methods and stuff like that! The test consisted of four case histories, with 3 2-part questions to each one. Then there was 10 multiple choice questions. I went through the test and answered all the case history short answers. I tried to pace myself, but those took the majority of my time and when the proctor gave the 10 minute warning I was suprised and started scrambling to complete the multiple choice questions. I only got half of those finished. If she had given a 2 minute warning I would have started filling in the rest of the answers with "c" or something. But, nonetheless I had to leave it unfinished! I sure do hope that I pass! I completed the bulk of the test, and hope it will be enough! I have to wait 4 weeks until the results come back! I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Are There Any Questions?

My student ward got a new bishopric 2 weeks ago and what a change! It's different than a family ward, when you know who the person is and afterwards will see them again. In this setting, they call men who are strangers and then afterwards we'll not likely see them again. Sad huh! Well, our new Bishop seems really nice and his counselors and very eager to start learning our names and getting to work. My roommate, Janey, put together a petition to extend our previous bishopric's time. After getting it signed, she submitted it to the Stake President. He mentioned it and said he was touched and would give copies to each of the bishopric. We were sad to have them go and tears were shed by many. I have to tell you this funny thing that my previous bishop would do. On the 5th Sundays, he would usually speak about chastity or it would come up or something. Anyway, he would draw this line on the board, going horizontal ways, and then a short line in the middle going vertical. He would then say, "Are there any questions?".

Well, on the Sunday they were released he got up to share his testimony and pulled out a paper and taped it to the podium. It had this same "diagram" - this time with a smiling face on one side and a frowning face on the other. He then said, "Are there any questions?" That made us all laugh. We're going to miss those guys!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The School Librarian

Well, I have some exciting leads on some jobs. The Salt Lake City School District has 6 librarian openings for the next school year. My teaching roommate Karen's principal remembered that I was a Librarian looking for a school job and referred my name to the district office. (Karen says, "It's not who you know, but it's who you know that know what you know") So, I called the districtt office today and she was excited to hear of my interest and was eager to get my application. That sure is encouraging. I just need to get my application together and submitted. I just need to get some letters of recommendation. I am taking the Teacher Test, the Praxis, this Saturday and those results will accompany my application. I'm feeling good about this prospect and feel like it's finally my to get my dream job - and full time as well! What a blessing a full-time salary will be!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Styling in 1977

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Andrew's Eagle

My brother's Eagle court of honor is on the 16th. I have been working on Andrew's Eagle slide show. As you can imagine, it's always time consuming if you want some good results. I think I finally pulled it together nicely and hopefully it will have a good response. Dad is so funny, he is so complimentary and that he thinks that I should hire myself out and and maybe earn some money for one of these shows. I admit, it would be fun to make these movies for other people - but I know I still need some practice to make them just right. I'm still learning. I haven't even tackled editing live videos yet - I'll stay with photos for now.

Here is a highlight of photos of my cute scouting brother!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Frozen Grand Central

This prank is so funny - check it out!