Wednesday, December 16, 2009
School has been going WONDERFUL and can I just say I have the best class EVA!!! I mean they are a dream and I am really loving my time with them this year because I know it is over come May :( ha and who knows what the public school system will bring me next year!
I was going to try and update you all on everything we have been up to the past 4 months but I figured everyone who reads this knows me well enough to know or is friends with me on facebook so I figured you could fill in the gaps!
As of this moment I only have 2 more days until my Christmas break, and lets me honest besides "giving hope to low income children and making dreams possible" christmas break, spring break, fall break and SUMMER is why I became a teacher ;) haha ok so not entirely true but it sure does help! Evan and I plan on having a very relaxed break, first celebrating our 1 year woo woo, then having time with my family in Seminole and Tulsa. It should be just wonderful.
I will leave you with my latest funny story from one of my students. :) Now you have to imagine a 5 year old saying this and I promise it will be funny!
So this past week we have been learning the TWO sounds of the vowel letter O. The short sound like "octopus" and the long sound like "ocean".. Well I was brainstorming with the students asking them for some LONG O sounds... I was getting oatmeal, open, etc... then I little boy jumps up and says "Ive got it Mrs. Chambers!!!".... "Ok honey go ahead", I said... and in the most stern 10th and McArthur voice ever this is what he said for a LONG O sound..
"Hey nappy head you OWE me some money"!!!...
the long o word was "OWE" hahahahahhahah...... oh man I laughed until my eyes watered! Now I know that is not a NICE thing to say, but he didnt know that, and I explained later that we dont call people that, but still whew funny stuff..This is a regular happening in my class. So their ya go I hope it made you at least smile. Wish me luck, I will be having a chocolate fountain at school for my Holiday Party this friday!! The kids will go crazy for it!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
- and enjoy the rest of our days going the The Hill, Blueberry Hill, Forest Park, etc. should be fun!
- THEN we will get up and drive here
- To visit Millenium Park,Gangsta Tours & eating lots of PIZZA
- One night we'll go here to LAUGH :)
- and HERE
We are sooooo excited! This will be our first REAl vacation together, besides our honeymoon.It should be so fun :) Well, after 2000 miles together on the road I will tell you how much "fun" we had haha
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Well freshmen year in college I met my good friend Shannon...I distinctly remember one time at the FIRST of our friendship, being in her dorm room and her pulling out Cool Whip out of her freezer and eating with a spoon haha... Not that their is anything weird about it, I mean cool whip is GOOD I just never thought about eating it without pie of something, and especially not frozen..
Well over the next months I decided to try it...... and I fell in love... My love affair with Cool Whip has been going on for ummmm about 5 years now and I promise if you ever come over to my apt you will find a defrosted tub in my refrigerator, and a frozen one in my freezer....period...so here is a list of what all I eat cool whip on.... I know you are all just DYING TO KNOW haha
4. frozen with a spoon
7.strawberries/angel food cake
8. Progresso Soup (JUST KIDDING) but hey I would...
9. sweet potatoes
10. chocolate graham crackers
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Well, I have a new little boy, and when I say little I mean TINY... Like he is the smallest kindergartner I have ever seen and this makes him IRRESISTIBLE!! I mean he says "Mrs. Chambers" and I melt like a little school girl, in other words I love him and everyday beg Evan to let me just slip him in my pocket and bring him home :) but he thinks that would be stealing, whatever..... :) So, every morning I let the students in at 8:00 am and stand at the door and say good morning and give hugs, handshakes, and some "what ups" ha... Well, I see my new little man and it looks like he has something in his mouth, this is nothing new, kids come with candy, gum, toothpicks, and toothpaste in their mouth every morning. So, I say "little man whats in your mouth, you need to spit it out". He just gives me a closed mouth grin. I get curious...so I move closer... finally I say "little man WHAT IS IN YOUR MOUTH" and he smiles and THIS is what I see...
I mean I DIE!!!! I am bent over laughing hysterically..I mean the grill is bigger then his face!! I say "little man where on earth did you get this??" and he says "my mama bought me a grill because I didn't wet the bed"...
AND THEIR YOU HAVE IT :)
Thats why I love my job...I hope you love yours
Sunday, February 15, 2009
So, being me and Evans first MARRIED V-day together, we had it planned down to a tee. I've never really been a HUGE v-day girl, but I like a good dinner and a movie I'm not hard to please (well sometimes i'm not) :). We had our whole low key day planned.
- sleep in
- coffee made by my husband
- watch pointless morning tv
- go run/workout
- shower/nap/get pretty
- early movie to see this (I know not really a v-day type of movie, but I'm not really a chick flick type of girl.)
- Then we had dinner reservations for our SECOND favorite place in OKC (Melting Pot being first) here DEEP FORK GRILL - yummy!
Well our reservations were not until 9:30 bc thats the earliest we could get in, so as a typical girl I had starved myself all day just thinking about all the bread, shrimp appetizer, salmon, and molten cake I was going to eat. OH OH OH and P.S. WE HAD A GIFT CARD haha thats the whole reason we could go here. Listen we live on one income right now we LIVE on gift cards :) So after the movie (VERY GOOD) we had about an hour to kill time so we drove around then we pulled into the restaurant aroun 9:00 and decided to be the nerdy couple early for their reservation. We checked in and waited. After we had been waiting for awhile I began to see a different menu on the tables. It looked like a "special v-day menu ", well I dismissed it and kept dreaming about my salmon and molten cake. Then while I was eavesdropping I heard the waiter say these words "Here is our "special V-day menu" for the night, its $65 a person.... my heart dropped. WHAT?!?! I mean this place is expensive but Evan and I could have easily gotten out of there for $75 for BOTH of us. AND the lady on the phone when Evan made the reservations DID NOT tell us about this "special menu"!! Well, I tell Evan and being the optimist he is he SURELY thinks they will let us order off the regular menu, I disagree and start pouting. Our name is called and we sit down to a pretty "special V-DAY menu"!!!! ugh, I start sweating and say, "well lets ask if we can order off the regular menu, but I'm not taking off my coat bc it looks like a big fat NO". We ask they say no :( :( My face gets red, I start to sweat, and I can feel the tears about to come. Evan quietly tells me we can say but I refuse. I think thats a RIDICULOUS amount to spend on a meal, even if you have a gift card. So, we calmly get up and leave!! OH MY GOSH it was a very embarrassing, sad, mad moment of my life!
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. "Kelsey that is stupid why did you get so sad?" "Its only a meal, not the end of the world", and I DO agree with you, but something about having my whole day planned around this event and being so excited to sit at a nice restaurant with great food with my husband and then all the sudden it NOT happen!!, well it brought the water works. I was crying as soon as we were outside, I cried the whole way home, up the stairs, into the apt, while washing my face, brushing my teeth, and into bed..not hysterical of course but weepy. Poor Evan had no idea what to do, Especially bc I RARELY cry. I mean I have seen him cry more then me. Finally, after about 30 minutes he climbed in bed with me and I was ready to at least talk haha. He apologized for not asking about the menu when he made the reservations, etc etc... and then I gave myself a pep-talk (in my head of course), put on my big girl panties (figure of speech of course ha), and stopped having a pity party. By that time it was already 10:30 pm. Well I was determined to not let money ruin our Valentines Day. So, Evan ordered some pizza from across the street, I got everything ready and we had a Valentines Day/NIGHT picnic on the floor with cheap pizza and SNL :) haha We will never forget our first Valentines day as a married couple. Moral of the story - Whenever you make reservations for Valentines Day make sure its not some "special" over priced menu, if you not ok with that. For all you richy riches go for it! ha here are some pics from the night
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Lately I have such a problem sleeping. Now those of you who know me well know that this is NOTHING new, but its been worse. My problems sleeping can be traced back to when I was a child and counting my moms snores to see if it was safe to sneak into my parents bed and BEGGING my older sister to let me sleep with her.... so until college I RARELY slept alone haha. Now in the past I have used medicine to help me sleep....some good some bad but let me tell you it works...
First I tried these but they made my lips and limbs numb every morning haha
Now I know I know that most infomercials are crazy and do not work, however I have had very good luck with most of mine, especially the Magic Bullet ( I LOVE IT) and at first I was like whatever this is ridiculous. But after about twenty minutes and two bowls of cocoa puffs I was hooked and ready to buy Precious (aka Carsyn Cunningham) and my prego sis these videos! Ok so the premise is that through your baby seeing a word on a flashcard, hearing the word said, then doing the action of the word or seeing a visual picture that they will be able to recognize the word and READ it or at least act out the word if they cant talk example: CLAP...It looks and sounds alot like "Baby Einstein" but its oh so different. anyway, the program hinges on the fact that the first 3 years of a childs life their brains are creating thousands of synapses every second – allowing a child to learn both the written word and spoken word simultaneously, and with much more ease. As an educator and Kindergarten teacher I understand this but it still amazes me. I mean even if the child doesnt know WHAT he/she is reading just the fact that they can recognize words and maybe letters its insane. So anyway..... I really want to know if anyone has used this program or knows anyone who has. PLEASE I am begging to know if it really works haha... here is the website check it out!