Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Mother of an update!!

In my last post (in Januray) I said I was going to post more often. Well that didn't happen but I do have a good excuse...full time grad school and full time student teaching!

My first semester went great. I was placed in a 2nd/3rd grade combo class and fell in love with the kids and teaching immediately. I learned much more than I ever imagined I would and I feel less prepared now to teach than I did before. There is bliss in personal ignorance. =0)

This is a picture of a "field trip" that we took with two of our professors. I have really grown to love my cohort. Each one is going to make such an incredible teacher!
This is a picture of the girls in my class. We were going to the ballet to see Cinderella so they dressed up.
MacArthur Elementary School

The spring semester ended and I had 3 weeks off before the summer semester started. I have 3 days left of summer and I am so happy it's almost over. It has been an incredible mountain of work but I am proud to say I climbed and conquered. lol

My program, which was a partnership between APS and UNM, was cancelled due to the budget crisis. I'm still trying to track down the Super Intendant's address because he deserves to be toilette papered! (That's as extreme as my terrorist tactics get) So instead of teaching my internship year this fall I'll be working part time and in school full time. The idea is that we will all be fully certified at the end of December which could pottentially offer us an opportunity to find a job in January. I'm not sure how realistic that is, but one never knows. I will be finishing my masters thesis in the Spring semester and graduate in May. I have been lucky enough to get a job working for an awesome Orthodontist in my ward so that I can make a little bit of money to supplement the stipend that was lost when our program was cancelled.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Life is wonderful!

I haven't been the best blogger lately. I should give some excellent excuse but the truth is I've just been lazy and avoiding the follow up to my last post in which I declared that I was going to run a 5K. The great thing is that I truly believed it at the time and I had every intention of following through. But then I simply changed my mind. Probably because it got too hard or hurt too much to do the running that I needed to do. I realize that's not an attractive quality to posses but it's mine and Im owning it. So there...I'm a quitter.

But being a quitter isn't always a bad thing. Quitting smoking or drinking for example, that's a great thing! Maybe I need to quit quitting... Nah, that's way too complicated for me.

So not much happened in the end of 2009. I was substitute teaching and of course found out that I was admitted to the University of New Mexico for their Masters program in Elementary Education with Licenser. But other than that, nothing news worthy.

The program started Jan. 4th and I just completed the first week. The course load is heavy and the work is monumental but unlike the 5K there will be no quitting. I worked so hard to get accepted and I am certain that this is exactly where Heavenly Father wants me to be.

So I will start posting regular updates as interesting things happen. In the meantime I'll remain a committed running quitter and will continue to feel no guilt about it at all.