Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Swine?

So I have heard all the hype and news about the H1N1 (I call it "The Swine") circling around. I haven't really seen it at our school and I have, surprisingly, stayed healthy. Some schools have had 60-100 students out sick. While visiting my Grandpa Bill in the hospital today, we were watching the nightly news. (I haven't had time or been around a tv during the news to watch it in awhile). The story I saw was about a few middle school and elementary school aged kids who had been hospitalized with The Swine. One boy was in a coma for 3 weeks, another for 1 week, and an 8th grade girl even died. I was shocked! I had heard of a few people who died, but didn't know it was now a common occurence. I thought to myself..." I don't even know the symptoms of H1N1. How will I know if I, or someone else, has it?"

So tell me, what are the symptoms of H1N1?

Do you know of someone who has had or has H1N1? Tell me about it!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mrs. Raiche is back!!!

Hello readers!!!!

I know I have been gone for awhile but I feel the need to write again. So here I am. I don't really have that great of a reason for my has a way of sucking you in and swallowing you up!

As you know, I got married on June 13. After being married for almost 5 months, I can say that we are happily married and loving life! The wedding was PERFECT and the honeymoon was FANTASTIC! We can honestly say they were the best days of our lives!! We talk about renewing our vows and taking a second honeymoon weekly. Another piece of exciting news is that I took a new position at Stonebridge. I was moved from 5th grade to 3rd grade. I was a big reluctant because of the grade change and the kids I would be getting. However, I faced the challenge with excitement and enthusiasm. While unpacking my new classroom, I got a call from my director. She said she wanted to talk to me in person but since I was unpacking, she had to ask me now. She talked to me about the test scores from last year and our necessity for a Reading teacher. Again, I was reluctant. This would be a new position...a new responsibility. I would have to give up having a classroom and share a tiny, tiny office with Doug. After discussing it with my family, friends and Chad, I decided to take the position. Thank God I did, because I love it! I am also going back to school at Hamline University in St. Paul to get another license in Reading. I forgot how much I love going to school and having weekly discussions with other teachers.So that is what has been happening in my life. Keep reading and I will keep writing!!!