Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

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I recently finished reading a really fantastic book. Perfect for kids, parents, and educators of all levels.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day (By: John David Anderson)

Rating: 4.5/5

Book overview: Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Have you ever had a really bad teacher? Well in a world with all kinds of teachers Tropher, Brand, and Steve won’t let Ms. Bixby leave without the perfect goodbye. These boys all connected with her in their own special way. Follow these boys as they go on a crazy adventure to ensure their last day with their beloved teacher is one they will never forget.

My thoughts: My mom was the one who told me about this book and being an education major I bought it on Amazon that same day (thank heavens for 2-day shipping). After reading this book I really hope I am this loved by my future students someday.While reading this book I smiled, cried, laughed, and everything in between. I learned that being a good teacher is not always just what you teach your students in the classroom. All of the other stuff like being a good person, being there for them in the hard times, standing up for them, and always making sure they know their best is good enough. This book is not just for kids but also for educators and parents.

My note to educators: In the world with all different kinds of teachers I encourage you to strive to be a teacher that is one of a kind and truly different then the others (not always easy). Try new things (even if they fail), let your students have their own voice, be open, be understanding, and most importantly connect with your students in some way.

My favorite quote: “Its not the last day that matters most. It’s the ones in between, the ones you get the chance to look back on. They’re the carnation days. They may not stand out the most at first but they stay with you the longest.” I choose this quote because at the end of the book the boys realized it wasn’t the final day they spent with Ms. Bixby that really mattered. They wanted a chance to show her how much she really means to them and how much she changed their lives forever.

I would recommend this book to anyone (even thought it is written for elementary aged kids). It was a quick read and can teach something to all that take the time to read it.

Thanks for reading. I would love comments and suggestions as always.

Kels

 

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My top 10 movies

Picking just 10 movies to put at the top of my list was way harder than I thought it would be. But I narrowed it down.

  1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The day an athlete, a basket base, a princess, a brain, and a criminal spent the say in Saturday detention and learned more about themselves then they ever thought possible.

2. Twister (1996)

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Rabbit is good rabbit is wise.

3. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

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I praise the lort for all Tyler Perry movies but this one makes me laugh nonstop.

4. Freedom Writers (2007)

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This movie is what inspired me to want to become an inner city teacher. Highly recommended but the book is way better.

5. Mean Girls (2004)

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This movie is so fetch and always will be.

6. She’s the man (2006)

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Does he have your number? 1-800- Biotch?

7. Bring it on (2000)

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Spirit fingers are a bigggg deal in the cheerleading world.

8. Brides Maids (2011)

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I’m ready to PAAAARRRRTTTYYY.

9. Pitch Perfect (2012)

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I’m a big fan of horizontal running its aca-awesome.

10.  The Impossible (2013)

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Movie of love, family, faith, determination, and doing the impossible. This is a wonderful true story that will have you in tears.

Well there you have it folks my top 10 favorite movies. Thanks for reading!

Kels

Surprise I’m Back

22c6cdee1f4dfab3162b792c920366daGuess who’s back? If you guessed the real slim shady you’d be wrong. Well hello there old friend it is good to see you again. I am going to take another stab at this whole blog thing because I now have a lot of extra free time.

So I think I should update you all on what is new in my life.

  1. I officially graduated from Butler Community College with my Associates degree in Secondary Education. Yay me.
  2. I am going to further my education at Emporia State University where I am going to major in Secondary Education with an concentration in social studies/history.
  3. I am still totally awesome.

There is not much new stuff going on in my life and I am okay with that. I do have some fun adventures coming up this year, and I am so beyond excited for them.

  1. I am going to Vegas in May with my wonderful boyfriend Justin.
  2. I am going to China in May with my adventurous parents.
  3. I turn 21 in July.
  4. I am going to the Dominican Republic with my family in July.

With the new year always comes new things. I am excited to see where 2017 takes me.

I am going to try and have a new blog post up every Wednesday and will post more if I find the time. Thanks for reading and I would greatly appreciate any feedback!

Kels