Monday, May 21, 2018

MAY ALPINE RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCH


OUR ALPINE ELEMENTARY RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCH
FOR MAY WAS HELD ON
MONDAY, MAY 21, AT
MAGLEBY'S FRESH IN LINDON.

 NOTHING SAYS FUN LIKE A
"CAROLYN SELFIE!"


FRONT ROW:  ADONNA IVERSON, CATHY TIBBITTS, CAROLYN HUTCHINGS,
LYNN HUTCHINGS
BACK ROW:  CHERYL DOMINGUEZ, VICKY HAWS (HUSBAND, JAY'S
HAT IS BEHIND), ME, LINDA DIBB, JOHN POOL, JOY ALLDREDGE,
BONNA HANSON, DIANE DURRANT, BRAD TIBBITTS




Thursday, May 10, 2018

RAKE, SHOVEL, SWEEP, OR MOW?


MAY

MY MONTH OF MAY, WHILE TEACHING, USED TO LOOK
AND FEEL LIKE THIS:

TESTING WRAP-UP
WRITING ASSESSMENT WRAP-UP
CLEANING
ANATOMY UNIT
CLEANING
CIVIL WAR UNIT
FIVE FAMILY BIRTHDAYS
(ONE YEAR, A NIECE'S WEDDING)
ORDERING SUPPLIES
9 MONTH READING FILE DUE
CLEANING
SRA'S DUE
MOTHER'S DAY PROJECTS
"GIRAFFE DAY"
 TEACHING "THE TWIST" TO ENTIRE 5TH GRADE
"HOPE OF AMERICA"
CLEANING 
"MARKET DAY"
REPORT CARDS
"METRIC OLYMPICS"
CLEANING
BOOK CHECK-IN
DANCE FESTIVAL
"WATER DAY"
RIBBONS FOR "METRIC OLYMPICS"
CLEANING
"FIELD DAY"
AWARDS
GRADING . . . GRADING . . . GRADING
BULLETIN BOARDS DOWN
MAKING SUNDAES
AEA RETIREMENT DINNERS
WORKING AT TEMPLE EVERY FRIDAY
ETC.

BECAUSE OF MY DIAGNOSIS OF
CHARCOT FOOT FIVE YEARS AGO,
 I, ALONG WITH MY FOOT DR., 
MADE THE DECISION TO RETIRE.

BESIDES ALL OF THE ABOVE, I ADDED:
CLEANING OUT ALL CUPBOARDS
CLEANING DESK
MAKING NOTES FOR A NEW TEACHER
CLEANING CARTS
THROWING OUT
THROWING OUT
THROWING OUT
(BUT NOT THROWING UP)
DECIDING WHO WOULD GET WHAT
I SPENT 3 SATURDAYS FROM 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
ALL WHILE IN A BOOT, CRUTCHES, AND WHEELCHAIR.

I HAD THE BEST HELPERS OVER
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!






AND, NOW, MY MAYS LOOK LIKE THIS:

DANCE FESTIVALS AT 3 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS
HIGH SCHOOL DANCE RECITAL
PRE SCHOOL GRADUATIONS
KINDERGARTEN GRADUATIONS
6TH GRADE GRADUATIONS
(HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS STARTING IN 2019, ALMOST
NON-STOP FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS)
SWIMMING MID-MORNING
CLASS PLAYS
TULIP FESTIVAL
"HOPE OF AMERICA" (NO KIDS TO RIDE HERD ON)
CLASS PROGRAMS
RECITALS
ALPINE ELEMENTARY RETIRED TEACHERS' LUNCH
VISITS FROM OUT OF TOWN FRIENDS
VISITING THE CLASSROOMS OF ALL GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS
IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL . . . MAKING DONATIONS TO EACH
TEACHER FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION


BEST OF ALL, BEING A 
"STAY AT HOME AUNT!"





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Today was National Teacher Appreciation Day.
I always loved the Teacher Appreciation Week
when I taught school!
Some years were better than others!

When our rooms were open, my pillar by
where the kids came in was decorated.
When they enclosed it, my door was decorated!
I had a lot of BYU, Jazz, and Disney doors.
(Imagine!)

Lots of gifts and notes from 
students and parents.
Always the perfect time of year . . . May.
Basically, you could make it through
the school year!

Today, on Facebook, I saw these:

Nisa Fraser came into my class in the middle of September.
I had taught her sister, Lara (who is now a model,
and married to a Milwaukee Brewer baseball player
who was the MVP.)
She came from the ALL . . . Accelerated Learning Lab.
She said she hated it, because it was 4-5 hours of
homework a night, and it was "busy work."

Nisa graduated from the University of Utah.
She is a little more than halfway through
medical school!


Brandy (Howland) Hart was the 2nd of 3
Howland girls that I taught.
Their mom, LeAnn Collins, was
a year ahed of me in high school.
She met her husband in the army.
She has a girl and a boy.
Leslie is a member of the "Chatfield 6."
I taught all of the Chatfield girls!
I even helped their mom chaperone
three gymnastics trips!
Two to Southern California and
one to Phoenix!
I went to Leslie's temple sealing 
on her wedding day.
When I had my retirement open house,
three of the six sisters came.
They gave me the cookbook: "Six Sisters!"
Leslie has 3 boys and 1 girl.
This was my GIF response.

After being retired for 5 years, these two
Facebook posts were a wonderful surprise!


KIDS' ALPHABET


CAREER OPTIONS


Saturday, May 5, 2018

HOLD MY DIET COKE

SNOW ON MONDAY.
FALL AND SPRING IN BETWEEN.
91 DEGREES ON FRIDAY.

HIGHER EDUCATION

It's college graduation season!
I don't recall seeing any from BYU last week.
This week, USU, U of U, UVU, Dixie.
Most are students.
I also have some pics of others I know.
I'm sure many others graduated.

Eva Neves Robb
Former Student
Married
French, Music, and Elementary Education
University of Utah

Mitch Vreeland
Former Student
Married. Children.
Personal Finance Planning/Business
Utah Valley University

Cebrina Ator Laake
Former Student
UVU Cheerleader
Married
Accounting
Utah Valley University


Wesley Hamblin
Former Student
Played soccer
Holds USU record in assists
Communications/Marketing
Utah State University

Jason Walker
Former Student
Married.  Children.
Biology
Utah Valley University

Makelle Ludlow Archer
Former Student
Married
Radiology Technology
Dixie State University
Best College around

Mariah Young
Former Student
Associate's Degree
Special high school program
Received Associate's before her high school diploma
Utah Valley University

Tiffany Shire Manuela
Carolyn's Daughter
Former Student, Year #6
Single Mother
Elementary Education
Interned at Westfield Elementary
Will teach at Hidden Hollow Elementary
Utah Valley University

Rebecca Liston
First Chinese Immersion Teacher at Alpine Elementary
1st Grade
Married
Masters of Education
Utah Valley University

Amy Smith Flynn
Former neighbor and visiting teaching partner
Her dad, Brad, was my bishop
Her mom, Dana, was in the Stake Young Women with me
Amy taught in Salt Lake and Alpine School Districts
Married.  Children.
Masters of Education in Psychology
Utah State University

Sam Dominguez
Cheryl's son
Married.  Children.
Executive MBA
University of Utah

Hilda Cumas
Mother of former student, Sofy Price
Received US Citizenship a few months ago
Utah Valley University

Catie Clawson
Carolyn's granddaughter
Stephanie's daughter
Biology Education
Utah Valley University

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

MUSEUM OF ANCIENT LIFE

Thanks to Jaycie, we were able to go to the
Museum of Ancient Life at
Thanksgiving Point.

Jaycie had to visit a museum for her
Utah History class.
This museum was one on her list, and
because of my "Aunt Ann Pass,"
we were all able to get in for free!
We went on an "early out day," 

Monday, April 30.

We all got the memo to wear blue!


In the lobby.

The first room was a "toy room."

None of the kids knew what a Jack-In-the-Box wax!
You could look through and see how the spring mad
"Jack" pop up out of the box!



The Woodpecker

How to flip the "snake."






















THE EROSION TABLE
This was a great place to play!  There were plastic
dinosaurs, sand, and water.
That's all you needed.
Preston, Addie, and Ryker loved playing in it!!!




And, the selfie of those of us not playing in the sand.



















Holy Moly!!!