Saturday, June 11, 2011

Best of Utah on Twitter

Several people have asked me what I do during the summer when school is out.  Well first of all, I've been to school 4 out of 5 days this week.  I have also done a much better job of exercising, and plan to finally get some work done in my yard.

Besides all of these things, and some good old fashioned time wasting, I started a new blog.  This blog began with a hunger, I wanted a burger.  So I thought I would use Twitter to help me decide the best burger around. The only requirements was they had to be on Twitter, and they had to be within driving distance.  It ended up being a lot of fun and I got a really good response.  So I posted my results on a blog, and I want to make it a weekly thing.

It would really help me out if you would go there, comment, and click follow.  I would like it to look more official, I kind of threw it together really quickly today, but it has possibilities.  In less then 12 hours I have already had over 50 views.  Now if I can get follows, +1's and comments I may be in business.

The website is

Thank you!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Last Days

The last week of school is always bittersweet.  Having time off is never a bad thing, but you have gotten so close, and care so much about your students.  Several of my students didn't want to leave the last two days, many told me I was their favorite teacher.  I know they say that every year, and they should, your current teacher should always be your favorite, but it still feels really good to hear it.  Here are a few of the notes I got today:

Dear Mr. Horan, Thank you for always being there for me.  Thank you for helping me understand my math.  I will miss you.  You were my favorite teacher.  When I'm in 5th grade I'll try to come and visit you every day.  You are the best!

Dear Mr. Horan you are a really great teacher I hope you had a good year, I did.  You really made me feel special.  I hope (my sister) gets you.  (Then her mom gave me a phone number of a girl she wants me to ask out)

Mr. Horan You are the best teacher I have had, besause all my other teachers did not make sense.  You made me feel welcome, you helped me with math so I would get it, and you are AWESOME!!  Go Jazz!

Thank U for being my 4th Grade teacher!  U were the best teacher I've ever had!

Dear Mr. Horan Thank you for being such a nice Teacher.  You the best teacher I've had yet.  I will miss you dureing the summer.  I hope I'm one of your fav. students I tryed to be the best.

Dear Mr. Horan - Thanks for making 4th grade the best at freedom.  You are a fun teacher.  I hope you find a lovely women to hang out with.  Your the best!

Thanks for a GREAT PERFECT year!  Your the Best teacher EVER!  Mr. Horan, You are a great teacher!  You have been my favorite!  I am going to miss you!  The journal I gave you is for you to record what you did this summer!  Thanks for a GREAT year!  (She then gave me this awesome notebook that she had decorated the cover and labeled for me to write about the things I did this summer. They even gave me a list of some fun ideas, very clever and thoughtful!)

I did try really hard to make every child feel special and that they were one of my favorites.  Hopefully they felt that, because I really did care about them.  I started and ended the year reading a book called You Are Special, and these wonderful children will always have a special place in my heart.  I had a lot of favorites, and it's good to see that they not only saw that I cared about them, but they cared about me.  Hopefully I find that lovely women to hang out with this summer!