1. We made it to Tempe Diablo! I'm just watching the boys of summer warm up while @jeffreyjenneyart is buying us some hockey tickets for the Penguins at Coyotes tonight. #springtraining #az #edss530ig
    We made it to Tempe Diablo! I'm just watching the boys of summer warm up while @jeffreyjenneyart is buying us some hockey tickets for the Penguins at Coyotes tonight. #springtraining #az #edss530ig
  2. #gopens #az #hockey #edss530ig
    #gopens #az #hockey #edss530ig
  3. Lunch time! #dodgerdog #yummmm #springtraining #az #edss530ig
    Lunch time! #dodgerdog #yummmm #springtraining #az #edss530ig
  4. I'll start my journey with Spring Training! I took a really quick weekend trip to Arizona for some MLB Spring Training! It's tradition, I've goen for the last four years. This year I hitched a ride with my boyfriend and his parents. We left really early Saturday morning and saw the Angels play the Giants. While at the Angels game we bought last minute tickets to see and NHL game, the Arizona Coyotes were hosting the Pittsburg Penguins. (It was so cool to see Sydney Crosby play in person, he's so good it's not even funny). Then on Sunday we saw the LA Dodgers play the Cleveland Indians! Then we drove home.
  5. Grading on the ride home from #springtraining #az #edss530ig
    Grading on the ride home from #springtraining #az #edss530ig
  6. It wasn't all play though, you'll notice I had a grading deadline to beat. So I spent the drive there and back grading Proficiency essays. It was so worht it!
  7. Fundraiser Number Two this week! Showed my support for SMHS by buying then immediately consuming some froyo in the name of the Senior Prom. #edss530ig #cakebatter #chocolatesyrup #froyo
    Fundraiser Number Two this week! Showed my support for SMHS by buying then immediately consuming some froyo in the name of the Senior Prom. #edss530ig #cakebatter #chocolatesyrup #froyo
  8. Third fundraiser of the week! SMHS Empty Bowl. Ceramics students make bowls, teachers and students buy them, local restaurants donate food and fill the bowl you bought during an extended lunch period! Can't wait to fill my bowl tomorrow! @msmartin374 @marqu050
    Third fundraiser of the week! SMHS Empty Bowl. Ceramics students make bowls, teachers and students buy them, local restaurants donate food and fill the bowl you bought during an extended lunch period! Can't wait to fill my bowl tomorrow! @msmartin374 @marqu050
  9. Empty Bowl! What a fun day! Yummmmy lunch. @msmartin374 @marqu050
    Empty Bowl! What a fun day! Yummmmy lunch. @msmartin374 @marqu050
  10. The week after Spring Training turned into fundraiser week! I had a student raising money for his family who just lost an uncle to brain cancer, so they were raising money to cover the medical bills that were left behind. Then I bought some froyo to help raise money for the SMHS prom! That was definitely worth it, I love froyo! Then we had Empty Bowl at SMHS. Empty Bowl is an annual event at SMHS where the students in the ceramics classes make a bunch of bowls for students and staff to buy. Then they get restaurants and families to donate food. Everyone who bought a bowl gets to then fill their bowl with the donated food. All money for the bowls goes to the local food banks. It was a very special week to be a student teacher at SMHS.
  11. Spending some time with @jeffreyjenneyart at the #Getty this lovely Sunday afternoon. I'm about to get a lesson in art history! #springbreak #edss530ig
    Spending some time with @jeffreyjenneyart at the #Getty this lovely Sunday afternoon. I'm about to get a lesson in art history! #springbreak #edss530ig
  12. I always feel like somebody's watching me... #edss530ig #Getty #paintingsontheceiling
    I always feel like somebody's watching me... #edss530ig #Getty #paintingsontheceiling
  13. #hugsnotshoves #antibullying #la #springbreak #edss530ig
    #hugsnotshoves #antibullying #la #springbreak #edss530ig
  14. Next came Spring Break. I spent the majority of Spring Break in LA. I have a lot of family and friends who have their roots in the Cityof Angels, so that is where I remained for my time off of school. I went to the Getty with my boyfriend, he is a classically trained illustraitor and graduate from Art Center College of Design. He knew what we were looking at, I liked all the colorful paintings... Either way you look at it, it was a nice trip and a beautiful day in LA. We could see Catalina Island from the city. I also went to Olvera Street with my aunt. We had a nice birthday lunch, we are both April babies, and shopped our way along the street. We watched the Aztec dancers and had a wonderful time. Coming home from Olvrea Street is when I saw the Antibullying grafitti "Hugs Not Shoves."
  15. Incredibly useful tech PD this morning!!! #googleclassroom #usingthisasap #edss530ig #superhelpful #supereasy
    Incredibly useful tech PD this morning!!! #googleclassroom #usingthisasap #edss530ig #superhelpful #supereasy
  16. I think I need to clean my desk this prep period... #edss530ig
    I think I need to clean my desk this prep period... #edss530ig
  17. I hit the ground running the week after Spring Break. We jumped directly into some technology PD at SMHS and I suffered from I have too much to do so I better just clean my desk syndrome.
  18. Writing a #badass lesson. Emphasis on the badass because they say it a few times in the passages I'm selecting... Teens love bad words, it's going to be great. #edss530ig #humanities #nam #uswarliterature
    Writing a #badass lesson. Emphasis on the badass because they say it a few times in the passages I'm selecting... Teens love bad words, it's going to be great. #edss530ig #humanities #nam #uswarliterature
  19. I also started building what is one of the most fun lesson plans I have written yet. The lesson is a humaities lesson, if you will, revolving around the Vietnam War and war stories. I am using Tim O'Brien's book The Things They Carried to show the disconnect between the soldiers fighting the war and the war effort itself. I was anxious to get planning onthat one, and I haven't actually taught it yet.
  20. Super weird watching myself teach... #TPA4 #edss530ig #LBJ #GreatSociety
    Super weird watching myself teach... #TPA4 #edss530ig #LBJ #GreatSociety
  21. Now we get to the TPA portion of my crazy life. For the fourth installment of the Teacher Performance Assessments Ihad to record myself teaching and analyze it. It is always weird to hear your own voice in a recording, but to hear your own teacher voice??? That was strange, and the clip was 20 minutes long... That took some getting used to. The video itself was an adventure to make happen, but I finally got the majority of hte equipment I needed in order to record, and promoted one of my high acheiving students to camera man. It worked out really well in the end. And, in my opinion, this was the coolest and most relevant of the four TPA's.
  22. I should have done learning to make Greek food instead of trying to learn Greek words... #20percentproject #edss530ig #badchoice #help
    I should have done learning to make Greek food instead of trying to learn Greek words... #20percentproject #edss530ig #badchoice #help
  23. Lesson Planning. TPA's. 23 units' worth of university courses. Teaching. Applying for jobs. Interviewing for jobs. Trying to start my career on the right foot... You get the point. I had all of the above to do while also trying to keep my sanity... So it's understandable why a superfluous assignement, like a 20% project where I am theoretically supposed to put 20% of the time I don't have already toward learning something irrelevant, gets put on the backburner. It's a cool idea, and I may actually invest time in learning another language or skill when I retire... But for now my focus has been elswhere, almost all 100% of it.
  24. 🎈🙆🎈 thank you @msmartin374 for the early birthday note!!!
    🎈🙆🎈 thank you @msmartin374 for the early birthday note!!!
  25. 😍⚾️🍰 #birthday #edss530ig #loveit
    😍⚾️🍰 #birthday #edss530ig #loveit
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