100th Day of School

If you had told me this time last year I would be completing my 100th Day of Teaching Kindergarten, I would have laughed and said, “No, because I am JUST the Music Teacher!” Well… as you can tell I am now the Kindergarten teacher and I LOVE it!

I get the privilege of teaching at a small Christian School in Texas and it is the perfect fit for me! This year in Kindergarten, I have 5 boys! That’s right, ALL boys! And man do I love them! They are perfect and I have loved watching them grow!

The past 99 days have been wonderful and I wanted the 100th day to be perfect! I began to plan the day’s activities and found this awesome pack from Creative Lesson Café on TpT. It was so nice being a first time teacher and my day was planned!

I had made the boys shirts this year. I glue 100 Star Dots (Pom Poms) to all the shirts. We use Star Dots as our classroom management and it has worked wonders for my boys!

When the boys arrived in the classroom, a wall of STREAMERS greeted them! They were so excited! As they walked through they saw lots of balloons and streamers hanging from the ceiling!

Streamers to Welcome the Boys

Streamers to Welcome the Boys

The Classroom

The Classroom

We began the day by coloring this awesome hat from KinderCraze! They kept it on the rest of the morning, unless they were painting.

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Coloring the Hat

I am 100 Days Smarter

I am 100 Days Smarter!

We continued the morning with many activities. We made necklaces with 100 Fruit Loops, made a gum ball machine, painted 100 dots in boxes, 100 Day Snack and graphing activities for 100!

Fruit Loop Necklace

We had a very full day. Our 100 Day Snack was provided by students. Earlier in the week I sent home the Note from the Pack and asked parents to send 100 of a small food item. We collected them, placed them all in a Zip Loc Bag and Mixed it together (this was their favorite part). We had enough for snack and ever some to send home with the students.

Snack After it was mixed

We had a blast and they are still talking about it!

The best part of teaching for me is making learning fun. I was able to have fun with my students for the 100th Day and I am thankful for the past 100 days with them!

I love this class!

I am sad there are only 4 months left of school. I am determined to make the most with my students!

I LOVE Kindergarten!

Mrs. M

Past Few Months

These past few months have been absolutely crazy, which is the reason for my blogging break.

 

In August, I married my bestfriend and started a full time teaching job. The wedding was absolutely perfect in every aspect! Luis and I were so blessed by the service and it was a wonderful day for us.  After the wedding we went to Florida for a week. We had so much fun just being together and relaxing on the beach. When we returned to DFW, he went back to work and I had 2 weeks off before I began teaching full time.

 

The week of the wedding I had gotten a full time teaching job and I was excited about it, however I was nervous. I would be teaching Elementary Library, Secondary Music, and Junior High Spanish. I graduated with a degree in Music so I had no clue what I was doing, but I knew God had a plan. I began school at the end of August and went in full swing. I would teach 22 classes a week and have over 350 students.

 

About the middle of September, we found out we were pregnant with our first child. We did not plan having a child this soon, however God had a better plan. Our little girl will be born in April of 2013. We are so excited. Once we got over the shock and just rested in God we knew that this was what God had planned for us and we are excited.

 

For me this pregnancy was God’s way of letting me know His plan is much better than my own. I have always planned everything out and when it does not go the way I had hoped, I get nervous and freak out a bit. God is teaching me slowly that He is in control and not me. I have truly learned to trust His plan these past few months.

 

I am so thankful that I have had my wonderful husband through these past few months. Together we have faced many obstacles and are excited to welcome our baby girl in a few months. Through the obstacles and trials we have faced, we have not only gotten closer to each other, but we have truly trusted God in every step.

 

Today if you are at a cross road, trust in Him. Even when you feel like things are crumbling around you, know God has you. God will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in this truth today.

 

XOXO
Marcy

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Here Comes Change

Well life as I know it is about to get turned upside down! I start student teaching one week and a day from today. I begin on February 22nd.

Words cannot express what is going through my head. I have fear yet excitement about this time in my life.

I have waited four years to be able to student teach. I have wanted to be a teacher my whole life and now it is actually coming true. It scares me because I still feel to young to even be considering graduating college, and let alone maybe even getting a full time job. At the age of 22, I am still young, but I am confident in what I have learned and what I can do in a classroom.

I have prepared for this moment my whole life. From playing school as a young child to taking classes I am ready to become a teacher.

I have watched my mom be an amazing teacher my whole life and I hope that I can be just as half as good as she is. I have seen her be in the classroom, start her own school, and be an elementary school principal. I have seen her influence the lives of so many people and I have always wanted to be as good as she is. God has truly gifted her to be an administrator, me however I think I need to be in the classroom.

I know that God is truly watching out for me and has me at Dallas Christian College for a reason. I know that God has me student teaching at a particular school for a reason. God has given me talents in music and opportunity to grow those talents in order to get me ready for this next step in life.

I cannot wait to see what God does in my life starting next week. I know that it will be a crazy few months, but it will be completely worth it.

Being a teacher sometimes scares me only because I know how much I looked up to all my teachers. I do not want to disappoint a student, not be there for them when they need, or not treat my students fairly. I love students and I cannot wait to have the opportunity to work with students and see what God does.

God has a perfect plan and I will abide in that today.

Xoxo

 

Welcome 2012

Wow…2012 is here!

This is a year that I have waited on for a very long time. This is the year I will finally finish college and be a certified Music Education Teacher!!! I have been at Dallas Christian College for four years and have learned so much from my time there. I am giddy with anticipation as this semester begins in a few short days!

My semester will consist of two classes (a night class and an online class) for 6 weeks, then beginning in February student teaching at Carrollton Christian Academy!

I cannot wait to see the journey that this semester and 2012 will bring. Since it is January 2012, I figured I should recap on 2011…

2011 was a great year for me, but very busy. January I began my senior year of college and hit the ground running taking 19 hours that semester. I survived somehow. March I went to Berlin, Germany on a mission trip with Dallas Christian College that changed my life completely. While on this trip we visited Madrid, Spain. I fell in love with Spain and my heart is still there today.

I had been home from Germany for about two weeks and I totaled my car. This was an experience. I re-ended a guy and it totaled my, 2004 Lincoln LS. I loved that car. I had to say goodbye to it and got my 2002 Ford Mustang back from my sister. My sister got a new car and I got my Mustang back, which I was just fine with. 🙂

As soon as school ended I became a full time nanny to 2 boys in McKinney. I grew up in an all girls house and here I am nannying 2 boys…it was interesting. They were 5 and 7. Needless to say I was busy. I got one week of vacation in June. I spent that week with my boyfriend and his family at Disney World. I LOVED it!

In July I began playing back up keys at LifeChurch Coppell, my church and I LOVE IT! I love being apart of LifeChurch and being able to play piano. I just love being apart of worship and such an amazing church 😀

As soon as summer ended, I began my final semester of classes at Dallas Christian College. I was a senior living in the dorms and dreading it. I didn’t know what would happen, but I was there. For some reason, God put me back in the dorm and I fought about that decision. After the semester began, talking 21 hours, I dropped a class and worked hard on my Senior Voice Recital.

September 2nd, I celebrated a 2-year anniversary with my amazing boyfriend. November 3rd, I performed my voice recital to the highest recorded attendance. And found out why I was in the dorm. I lead a small group of 4 other girls in my room every Thursday night, which was my favorite part of my week.

I went on Pine Cove Youth Retreat with MundoDeFe Youth. I was with junior high girls and had the best weekend ever! The result of an awesome weekend was no voice when I got back.

I finished the semester strong and ended up on the Dean’s List!

Wow what an awesome 2011. As I sit here praying and seeking God about 2012 and where God will take me. In front of me the world is asking a million questions that I do not have answers for such as:

Where am I going to work?
How can I get a job in education much less music education?
What is going to happen with my boyfriend of 2 years?
What will God do next?

I honestly do not know any answers, but I am reminded in Jeremiah 29:11=12, God says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

This is what I will lean on this semester until God, in His perfect timing, answers the questions of life.

 

Xoxo