Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Demarcus is my 16 year old grown man in 7th grade student. He is huge and hugely gangster. He is actually scary, but he's a good kid. He was wearing this neclace, and took it off and gave it to me. I was like 'Thanks Demarcus....now, what is that exactly?" He said, "A gangster, Ms. Kalina. Happy Birthday."
Esveidy gave me this sweet, slightly used, pink frog. How sweet...
Yosbelia got me this beautiful sweater from Dress Barn. Isn't that belt just wonderful?? She told me to wear it soon.....
Brianna made this mirror for me. Isn't that the sweetest thing? I get their TAKS scores back next week...and Brianna and I are excited to see how great she did!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Now, I call him a 'crackhead' because that is what all of my students called him as they came into class this morning. "Ms. Kalina...did you see the crackhead outside?" I have gotten a little bit used to the craziness of the neighborhood and situation in which I teach......the stories and attidudes and things that I see have stopped being so shocking and overwhelming. Today, though, when I saw this man...my heart broke. There are men and women in our city that are addicted, lost, homeless, hurting, pregnant at 15, angry, and hopeless. I pray that this picture forever reminds me to fight for the lives and hopes of the people I have been entrusted with. I pray that this picture refuses to let me forget to love on the people around me. God is good....and he loves that crackhead outside of my school......and he loves even me.
Friday, March 14, 2008
I also started off my Spring break heading to Atlanta with 120 of our top students for 3 days. We had a great time....I really enjoy spending time outside of school with these kids. Here are pictues of my group of girls on the trip.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
He gets on my last nerve......but I love him to death!!
Flowin the last 3 minutes of class...