Some noteworthy things about April so far:
- Had a fun first April Fools Day at the elementary school. It was amusing to see and hear about the various 4th grade level pranks that were attempted throughout the day. They went easy on me, but I'm sure once I'm a teacher I will have to be prepared for a lot more pranks!
- The seeds for our garden finally arrived! We ordered from a highly recommended site, Seed Savers Exchange. This will be the first year we try to grow everything from seed. Well, almost everything. We are planning on buying a strawberry plant or two once they are available in nurseries. They didn't have them on the site we ordered from, plus we haven't tried them from a transplant in our container garden yet, so maybe next year if all goes well this year. Also, they didn't have a bell pepper we wanted, so we will either buy seeds this week for that or just buy a transplant. It should be a fun experiment!
|So many great veggies!|
- We ordered a few bags of organic jelly beans and they finally arrived!! I can't believe how delicious they are! We ordered from a site that is now on my favorites list, Abe's Market. There are other organic treats that I want to try someday, but for April the jelly beans are perfect. Although I started a new rule in January to not eat any treats during the week, but only on weekends, and having these around has made that a tad difficult :)
|Bad Instagram picture!|
- Friday I had my first meeting for the Elementary Education program! We were assigned our cohort (the time we will be meeting for classes for our last few semesters), and were told more information about the program. I was placed into the 11-3 cohort, but really I will be having classes Mondays and Tuesdays 11-2, Wednesdays from 11-3, and Thursdays from 11-4. We have Fridays off! I am beyond excited for it! I still need to study my butt off this month for College Algebra, and of course take Math for Elementary Teachers 1 in the first block of summer, but then I will be starting my actual program classes. I'm really excited about how you go about signing up for classes. Starting with fall semester, my advisor will email me each semester with a list of codes that I'll type into spaces on the registration page, then hit enter. That's it! Just type in a few codes and hit enter and BAM, I'm signed up for classes. No waiting until midnight of the first day I could sign up, or trying to finagle the perfect schedule. It's all done for me :) Anyway, my first program semester will include the following classes totaling a whopping 17 credits: Educational Psychology (can't wait for this one!!!!!!!), Instructional Media, Classroom Management 1, Creative Arts Methods, Social Studies Methods, Foundations of American Education, and Curriculum Design and Assessment. That semester will be even crazier than this one....
- Yesterday we drove up to Salt Lake to get into the standby line for General Conference. Derek and his girlfriend, Breanna had gotten 2 tickets and came down for the day, so we were hoping to see the afternoon session too! Anyway, we got in line, and after a while of waiting and only 10 minutes before conference was going to start they started handing out tickets. Once you got a ticket (in the order of when you got in line) it was a mad dash across the street to the conference center. If you were fast then you could get ahead of the rows in front of you, but if not then you were just out of luck. We finally got a ticket and headed over to the conference center asap, but after 15 minutes of walking around the balcony looking for seats, we couldn't find a seat and were sent back to the tabernacle. I was so bummed! I didn't think we'd be sent back if we had a ticket, but we were. I'm not sure how I feel about the standby line unless we could get in line halfway through the first session, maybe then it wouldn't be bad. Anyway, we just walked around for a bit (we missed a good 25% of the second session by that point), and I of course took some pictures. It turned out to be a lovely spring day, so I didn't really mind staying outside.
|Temple Square Selfie :)|
|the blossoms were everywhere!|
After the session we met up with Derek and I got to meet Breanna for the first time. We ate at Chipotle for dinner, then Vince and Derek went to priesthood session and Breanna and I went to the mall for some shopping. It was a fun evening! I found an adorable dress at Old Navy, as well as a cropped white cardigan I had been looking for, and the cutest lilac shirt from JCPenny. After priesthood session was over for the guys we met up again to say goodbye, then came home.
- Today has consisted of watching conference, making a yummy strawberry cobbler, and just relaxing while spending time with family. Alpine School District has spring break this week so no Girls on the Run or going to the elementary school this week, and the wind symphony director will be out of town as well so we are only meeting once for sectionals. It will be nice to have most of tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday to study for my math test and work on a few projects. It should be a fun week though!
|New top from JCPenny!|