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Back in School… As a Teacher

August 20, 2014

So this was day 2 of teaching… YAY for having a job!

Thanks to everyone for texting me yesterday and wishing me good luck.  I even got a text from Coach Houle and knowing how often he texts… it was pretty dang nice πŸ™‚ ha ha.

Teaching is going great.  I’ve got 3 U.S. history classes (one of which is an ESL class), 2 Freshman Mentor classes, and 1 “Aerobic Walking & Jogging”… I put that in quotes because it’s 99% cross country athletes, 1% P.E. kids, ha ha. My kids are a mix of everything.  Most are well behaved so far but as my dad put it yesterday, “a couple of students need some fine tuning”.  Let’s just hope I am as good of a “fine tuner” as my dad is.

Aside from them putting my room number with another teacher’s name, my name with another teacher’s room number, and the mass chaos that came with that. (Kelli I’m glad we had the same issues, ha ha).    ..along with the few kids that are so nervous the first day they just LOOOVE to find ways to get attention, it was a great day first day and definitely a better second day.

First day!  Don’t mind my sleepy face, ha ha.  I’m pretty sure I was more tired than the kids.  

For a funny story…  I had 2 kids walk in about 20 minutes late today and when I told them they had to sign the tardy log and they had a seat they had to sit in from the seating chart, one goes “Man, I thought you were gonna be cool”.  Ba ha ha ha!  Now that’s funny.  I’m young, but I’m not stupid.  Plus I’m a little past the “I wish I was cool phase”… I mean, I’ve been a Jazz fan the last decade so…. obviously “being cool’s” not high on my to do list.  So even though he may have though he insulted me in my head was like “SWEEEEEEET.  I’m doing my job well today.”  I can’t think of a single class that didn’t have a seating chart that was a class that pushed me and I found success in.  Students need rules & boundaries and so do I!  Me: 1 Students: 0.

On another teaching(ish) note…

Coaching is a blast, and I’m really glad I’m coaching.  In a good way and a sad way I am going to be running very, very little until December per doctors orders.  (In other words I can’t run at all until Dec. minus the one day they said I can run with my family, ha ha).  It will be good to take a much needed, mandatory break, and to hopefully heal up so I can be healthy!  I’m glad I’m coaching though so that I can still be involved in the sport I love and be involved in my students and athletes lives.  The kids are doing spectacular and even placed 2nd last week at the Tooele Invite for both boys and girls.  I’m super proud of them.

Also… shout out to my eternal man roommate!  He turned 24 last week and he bought me a flower and wrote me an adorable card for my first day.  Love that guy.

The hike we went on for his birthday.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Erin Farnes August 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Yay Brooke! You did it! And I can't believe your hair was still down and beautiful after a day of teaching πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Stephanie September 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I loved the response to, I thought you were gonna be cool. Everyone thought I was a student for years by the way. A bit more height probably wouldn't help, fyi.

  • Reply Brooke Hodson Davies September 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    That's not a bad idea!

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