Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 148-155

Day 148: Copper Mountain
Shanna and I headed to the big C... Copper Mountain

Freezing my butt off... notice the high top Converse (just an FYI they do not make for very warm shoes in the snow)

It is okay, we warmed up with a shot.

Day 149: Jump Street
Jump Street is every kids dream. Foam pits, trampoline dodgeball, and a huge indoor trampoline.
Swinging into the foam pit.

Now I have to manage to get out of here.

Day 150: Denver Cutthroats
My first and possibly my last semi professional hockey game. Sadly there was only about 10 people in the stands and 0 fights! Oh well great experience!

Day 151: Help Luz Write Letter to Judge
As if my heart didn't break enough in my job, one of my students asked me to help her write a letter to a judge. She was asking if the judge would release her father from prison. The reasons are fuzzy about why he is behind bars but it is clear that he will be deported soon. As I sat there and helped this amazingly strong and poignant 4th grader compose a letter to a judge, I realized what children/adults are faced with each day and how incredibly lucky I am to help a few of them along the way.

Day 152: Science night for my school
Sadly my students didn't get to share all about their knowledge about animals and their habitats due to our science teachers quick departure. But I did get to see the 2nd and 3rd graders talk about insects and their bodies. It was so sweet.

Day 153: Open Magdiel's IELTS scores
Magdiel was required to take an English proficiency test in order to get into graduate school. He was going for 6.5...... and he got it!!! WAHOOOOO

Day 154: Cupping
Now I know what your thinking.... What the hell is cupping?!?!
I thought the same thing when my friend Shanna mentioned it. It is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine. They light a fire under a cup and then stick it on your back. It is used to help blood flow as well as loosen muscles. It is one of the coolest and most intense feelings.
They were trying to help a pinched nerve on the right side of my back.

Day 155: Won Tickets!!!! (I never win anything) Av's game with Kristi
I actually won something and it just so happened to see our professional hockey team, the Av's.
Av's vs. Sharks. Amazing last 8 minutes!

We are finally reunited and living in the same town!