Because of all the snow out here during the winter semester, it really limits the activities that BYU-Idaho offers. However, Pond Skimming is a pretty big activity. What is Pond Skimming? According to the BYU-Idaho website... Pond Skimming is where an individual comes down a hill either using skis, snowboard or an airboard (an inflatable sled) and tries to "skim" across the cold pond of water without crashing. Last night Anthony and I went to watch the Pond Skimming up on campus. I had no idea how big of a deal it was! There were a ton of people there. (We've both never been here during winter semester before, so we had no idea what it was all about. The contestants dress up in funny outfits and give themselves titles, so it pretty interesting. I kinda compare it to watching America's Funniest Home Videos. Most of the time it's pretty funny, and sometimes it's not funny at all, but there's also those times when it looks too painful to be funny. Here is a video of last year's Pond Skimming highlights... Enjoy
My cell phone has STOPPED WORKING! It has only been dead for 2 days (almost) and it is driving me crazy! It's not just the phone feature I miss too (even though that is a very VERY big part of it, especially during midterms with study groups and stuff) But I use my phone as a watch and an alarm clock! And I was almost late to class this morning! Sadness that my phone had to die. I'm probably going to be getting a replacement phone... but I won't get it for like 2 weeks. So I just wanted to let you know... if your trying to get a hold of me... good luck! Just kidding, just call Anthony- he loves taking messages for me :)
Yesterday Anthony got an offer to work at the Walmart headquarters in Arkansas for his internship! This internship was very competitive (I mean Walmart is probably the best place to work if you are looking to go into supply chain) so I am very proud of him! They have given him two weeks to accept or reject the offer, so he is going to contine looking for the time being but most likely we are going to be moving to Arkansas for the summer! It is such a relief that he was offered this internship- pretty much everyone at BYU-Idaho needs an internship to graduate. So it is nice that we can check off one more thing on the list. Congratulations Anthony!
This semester I am taking my practicum. For my major we have the choice of either working at the BYUI preschool or at an after-school program at the elementary school in town. I decided to work at the after-school program because I think I get a long better with older children. Maybe I should be saying that I don't want to pull my hair out at the end of the day. And this program is a lot more relaxed than the preschool at BYUI. Me and 3 other girls in my class are in charge of the kindergarten through 2nd graders on Monday and Wednesday's, it turned out to be about 24 students in our group and boy are they a handful! But it is really great to be able to work with them. We started about two weeks ago on the 25th. The first day went... well... not so good. Ha! There was an assembly that day so they were more hyper than usual and we didn't really know what was going on... so it was kinda crazy! Luckily, the next few days went much much smoother. I think we are finally getting the hang of it now. It also helps that we know all of their names too! We have been going off of the theme, "Fine Arts" and have had a bunch of fun painting, making little crafts, and even working with clay! We are also planning a field trip to BYU-Idaho next week to visit the ceramics lab and the art gallery. The kids are getting really excited!
So here are some experiences that I have had with the students so far... There's a lot more than just these, but I don't have time and I don't want to bore you with it. We give the students about 30 minutes every day to finish their homework. During this time, a boy asked me where my homework was. I told him that I didn't have any, but then he said that I must not really be a student at BYU-Idaho because if I were, I would have homework to do. Then he said that if in college you didn't do homework then he doesn't need to do his because he is only in elementary school. I didn't even know what to say, I just laughed! While we were waiting for some of the kids parents to come pick them up, they decided that it would be fun to try to guess each of the teachers ages (do you see where I am going with this?). Of course they go through all of the other teachers guessing 28, 35, 23, ect. Then they get to me... "uh... 17?" So sad. kids say the darnest things...