Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My name is...

Hi, my name is: Tania

Never in my life have I: been skydiving

The one person who can drive me nuts is: well....

High school: Senior year was fun

When I'm nervous: my stomach hurts

The last time I cried was: Friday

If I were to get married right now my wedding would be: in one of the Rock Islands... Ngemelis maybe...

My hair is: brown

When I was 7: my little sister was born

Last Christmas: I was wondering what had happened to all the snow

I should be: lesson planning

When I look down I see: my feet?

The craziest recent event was: saturday night. GO TEAM FANTAZING!!!!!

If I were a character on Friends I'd be: I have NO clue

By this time, next year: I'll be doing my masters God willing

My current gripe is: The Fall Fest we SMs were supposed to plan for tomorrow but no one told us!!!

I have a hard time understanding: why some people do the things they do

Theres this boy I know who: is pretty awesome

You know I like you when I: Like as in LIKE or friendly like?

If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: dunno, it depends on where I was at the momment

Take my advice: every situation has a silver linning

If you visited the place I was born: You'll be a the top of a mountain in a cute little tourist town surounded by pine trees and crisp air.

I plan to visit: Ngemelis during Thanksgiving weekend

If you spend the night at my house: you'll be bored... we teachers go to bed early. Unless it was the weekend, then we'll have fun

I'd stop my wedding if: I didn't love the person

The world could do without: selfishness

Id rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: eww, gross... WHY would I do THAT?

Most recent thing Ive bought myself: lunch yesterday

Most recent thing someone else bought me: umm... one of my students brought me two guavas this morning

My favorite blonde is: I don't have any blondes

My middle name is: You don't know that by now?

This morning I: rushed out of bed thinking it was almost 6:30am and time to leave just to realize it was not even 6 yet!!!

The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: PIGS!!!!

I'm eating: nothing

Last night I was: sleeping

I dont know: why the Palauan teacher is late? Why are all the pull-out teachers always late??? I WANT MY BREAK!!!!

A better name for me would be: I think Tania is great

Tomorrow I am: Doing the same thing I did today

My birthday is: May 23

What I really want for Valentines Day is: I don't know... I'm in Palau!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

First Parent Teacher Conference

Ok, so here I am in the Music Room because I can't have PTC in my classroom for obvious reasons, and... IM BORED OUR OF MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most of my students have As and Bs so as soon as the parents see the report card they have NO questions or comments, so I usually spend about 2 or 3 minutes with each parent, which in theory is great, BUT when the office has scheduled PTC in 15 minute slots and you are done in like 3, you end up with A LOT of free time!!!!! I wish parents would just come early talk to me and leave so that I can be done with this faster... My last scheduled conference is at 1:45pm and it is only 9:19 am right now... I'm going to die!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank goodness the PMA teachers are out in the Fellowship Hall so I can go and talk to A.J and Matt from time to time... but they seem busier than me... Blegh...

Anyway... this morning my classroom is covered, COMPLETELY covered in white dust... They are removing ALL the tile and giving us new ones... I'm excited... Not too excited about all the cleaning that I need to do after they are done!!!!

Well... that's it for now... I'm going to try to upload pics once I get home...

Monday, October 22, 2007


Ok, so the dates are correct now... For the most part... All the post since October 16th have correct dates...


Ok... the floor in our classroom cracked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It all started on Wednesday... We were in the classroom minding our own business when all of a sudden one of my kids yells "MISS TANIA!!!!!!!!! THE FLOOR!!!!!!" When I walk over I see that there's this whole section from our floor where the tile was raised like a mountain. Next thing I know the floor cracked so I had to ask my students to be carefull and NOT step of the tile... Do you think they followed instructions? Of course not!!! They were WAY too curious saying that there were aliens under our tiles who were trying to get out, another one said that there were snakes... So they were running all over the place trying to see if aliens were coming out, or just steping on the tiles to make them pop. I even had one student go around putting band aids on the cracks!!! Anyway, so that was Wednesday... When I arrived Thursday morning I noticed there were even MORE cracks, and during the day even more cracks formed... So my kids decided to make it into a construction site... They made red Xs and green arrows to let people know where they could walk and where it was off limits. They also made signs that said "Slow Down!!!" "STOP!!" "GO!!!" "Kids at work"... It was quite funny, as soon as I get the pics off my camera I'll post them.So Friday I had to move desks around and have half of my classroom taped off... Yesterday they start fixing it and it didn't look TOO bad... This morning things were different though... HALF my classroom doesn't have tile and all the desks on that side of the room are pushed to the other side... SO yeah, today we had to move to the Fellowship Hall in the church to have classes. It's been CRAZY... I want my classroom back!!!! CAN THURSDAY GET HERE FASTER????

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A long overdue update!!!!!!! SORRY

Ok... yes, I know it's been forever!!!!! But here I am again...

For some reason the dates aren't right on this thing, I'm going to try to change them but that'll be later... SOOO, FYI today is OCTOBER 16TH 2007.

So a lot of things have happened since last time... I've officially been the 4B teacher for a full quarter (the first quarter ends today!!! crazy how time flies!!!) now and I have to say that things are easier now. There are still some challenges and days when I just want to give up. But I've fallen in love with all 20 of my kids and I'm having a hard time accepting that I'll be leaving them next May!!! I have 8 girls and 12 boys, so yeah, I have a VERY energetic bunch!

This was supposed to be a "formal" picture... yeah, lets just say it didn't work!

Pono, Wayne, Anthony, Nhikka and the rest of the class waiting for the "Welcome Back Handshake" to begin

They absolutely LOVE playing kickball... That day they were dressed in blue or yellow (the flag colors) for our first "Casual Day" here at SDA
So far I get along with all the parents, except ofcourse with one set of parents who disliked me so much that they decided to remove their daughter from our school and write tons of letters of complaint to not only me, but to my boss AND the director of education of the Guam-Micronesia Mision... It was stressfull to say the least, but it's all over now thank God!
Well, I guess that's it for now... I'll update more later about life outside of SDA...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

First Post from Palau!!

Ok... Wow... this took a while... But I've been super busy trying to get things ready for school.. I'm seriously going to try to update more often now. But anyway, we've been here for almost 2 weeks now but it feels we've been here forever and a day! The island is beautifull!!! and the people are super friendly. It's taking me forever to upload pics so it's going to be a while before I'm able to do put up any here. But if you want you can go to my MySpace and see pics there...

Anyway, right now I need to be doing some lesson planning...so this is the end of this post. Take care!!!!!! And I promise I'll update more later...

The time has come...

So here I am... the night before I'm leaving... It's 11pm, I was kinda hoping that by this time I had been in bed for like two hours... But it's a Saturday and had too many things to do....

I'm feeling tired and anxious... But I want to go... I basically have mixed feelings...

Anyway, I need to go to bed... Next time I write it would be from either Honolulu or Palau!!!

Please keep me in your prayers!!!