Thursday, August 30, 2007

This Weeks Top 40

While I was off island, my substitute had one of my classes write to me about what they wanted get out of my science class.

(1-10 is from one student… so random.)

1. I would like to know how they made animals
2. Who made up the name fire?
3. How did they make water?
4. Who invented the light bulb'?
5. Who discovered volcanos and lava?
6. Who invented desks?
7. Who invented shoes?
8. How did they make paper?
9. Who invented backpacks?
10. Who came up with the word pencial?
11. How does the sun stay up?
12. What is the most poisiend plant that will hurt you in 60 seconds?
13. How does the center of the earth look like?
14. I want to know how a shock wave from a bomb can kill one person
15. Why do we have ants and snacks on earth?
16. Why do they call it a Coco Bird?
17. I want to learn everything that happens in space.
18. I want to learn about how do mold get on food
19. I want to learn, why do ships disapaire when their in Burmuta triangle
20. How fire was made with out gas or a lighter
21. I would like to learn why there are different nationalities
22. Mrs. Wilhoit can come any day.
23. How do we grow hair?
24. How does earth rotate?
25. Why does fish breath in water?
26. How does earth float?
27. Why do they got 4 different kinds of ocean?
28. Why does a dog have 4 legs?
29. How dow rokist get blast off in the blue sky?
30. Why dose elefint get so big?
31. How do people become hard workers?
32. How was salt water created?
33. Who invented cloths?
34. I want to know who was the first human to live
35. How do animals live without food?
36. How a star makes itself?
37. Why mushrooms only grow when it’s raining season?
38. What are all the names of are body parts?
39. How come magnits push the other when its same side as the other, but when it is opusite they stick together?
40. I would like to learn how to make potions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We Are All Home!

All my traveling friends are home now!
Now I can really relax and look forward to growing our friendships!

Sean, JoRae, Luke, Jeannie,
me, Tyla, Kendrik

Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm Home!


I have arrived at home sweet home!

I got in late Saturday night, I just barely made the flight. There were 2 seats available and 4 families of 3 ahead of me, which all had to decline. It was a very bitter-sweet moment. 2 of the families were ones that I hooked up with and we were taking care of each other. So, it was hard to say goodbye after bonding in the airport terminal for a week. One of the families had small kids who just wanted to go home and see daddy, and the other family had been waiting a week longer than I had. So, it didn't seem fair, but I was so blessed by them all and am so glad to have made new friends for here on Guam!

So I have been nonstop since I have been home. Sunday was full of unpacking, doing laundry, cleaning out the fridge, grocery shopping and having family dinner with our Chamorro family.

And today I had my first day teaching and loved it! It is kind of a blur, but it was so great to see my students shining faces! They were so cute and from what I gathered they liked me and many thought I was funny... that is always a bonus! The staff was kind, helpful and welcoming. Many of them complemented me on the video and my packet of work I created for the first week of school (which I missed because of my travel delays) One of the science teachers said he was intimidated at my professionalism and another wanted a copy of my packet, the counselor who subbed for my class kept telling me all day she was so glad I was here! So, my hard work paid off. (Thanks Russ for helping me put together the video for my class and making me look way professional... the students loved it and came up to me all excited all day and introduced themselves.... it was cute)

So, now I am just soooo exhausted.

Monday, August 13, 2007

I wanna go home!

Hey everyone... I can't wait to have time to update you on my trip to MI, TN, VA and CA.

For now I need to let you all know I am in CA at an Air Force Base attempting to get home. There are so many people here attempting to get to Guam. I am toward the bottom of the list. One family here has been waiting 5 weeks! So, them, another family and I all got one way commercial flights to Hawaii for less than $200 and will attempt to get to Guam via military space A (mac) flights.

So, pray I can get out and get back home to my husband, home and students! Also, pray the hurricane headed for Hawaii fizzles out! I'll keep you posted.