Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday...Just trying to keep it all together!

This is Libbi, our February Student of the Month...
Here, she is entertaining one of our guest babies.
Or... is he entertaining her?!

I recently hosted a panel of teen moms to visit with my class.
Josie (on the right) started a support group at her church for young moms...
so, she made the announcement and helped organize the day.
Three of the four moms are my former students.

Our oldest baby was 11 months...
she is walking and loved all of the attention.
Her mom is able to finish her classes on-line.

Our youngest baby was just 3 weeks old.
His mom graduated in December.

This little guy is 3 months old.
His mom is finishing her graduation requirements 
in our Independent Learning Center.

And Josie's adorable little girl is 4 months old.
Josie graduated last May. She works at her church and has 
recently started her own photography business.

While all are doing well,
we had great discussion about the aspects of Teen Parenting.
Josie said it best...
"It's Great...but Wait!" 

The end of a term also brings final projects.
Of course, that means our Turkey Day.
Students prepare all of the traditional sides and 
enjoy a brief presentation by one of our assistant principals.

This spring, I found very, very large turkeys at the supermarket.
These two Big Toms were 18 pounds each.
I was sooo excited that I had them ride up in the child seat of my cart!

Driving Simulators: This was an impressive activity. 
There are two options. 
One is for Impaired Driving, 
the other is for Distracted Driving.
Students can actually use their own cell phones to text while driving.


This is just a glimpse of what a typical day is like for me.
I mentioned that I was assigned one of the worst schedules that I have had in 35 years.
While I like to keep my blog my happy place, I also need to tell it like it is.
Every day is a crazy, hectic day.
My alarm goes off at 4:30 every morning,
because that's when I need to be up to get myself and everything else ready for the day.
I feel stressed from the moment I open my eyes!

But, spring is near.

Tomorrow is the last day of 3rd term...
(that means, just one more term this year.)

And...I have had the best group of students this term.
They are kind, caring, considerate, helpful, funny, responsible, mature, smart, organized and hard working young adults.  
I am going to miss this group.

Take care,
~Natalie

1 comment:

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh my goodness, you are busy. I know it's stressful, but hope it will help keep you fit. Will you be able to retire soon?
What an excellent program for the young mothers. I'm so happy to see these resources available these days that weren't when we were younger.
You may be stressed, but you look wonderful :) Take care.
Hugs~Carol