Ok guys, happy Halloween. We had 17 kids come for candy tonight. It's not like when I was a kid and there were at least 100 kids at your house. I don't know what's going on with that. It's a significant decrease, obviously. Anyway. I need to go to sleep now. So have a good Halloween, and don't eat 78lbs of chocolate OK?
So on Saturday I had to take Coco to the groomers and had 3 hours to kill in the city with absolutely nothing to do. I drove myself over to the theater and saw the only movie starting when I got there. Marie Antoinette. Now despite all the really cute shoes that appear in this movie, it was quite boring. And I really didn't like the modern music in the older setting. I thought it just didn't work. Jason Schwartzman was good, but my dislike for Kirsten Dunst pretty much overruled anything good about this movie. It's one of those movies where they forgot about the important little thing called a plot. I would not recommend it to anyone, and also I wish I had just sat in my car and done nothing instead of seeing this movie. The End.
Yes I do realize that it has been a very long time since my last update, and to those of you who actually take 15 seconds to read this blog sometimes I do apologize. I have been student teaching, and it was an experience to say the least.
My mentor teacher is kind of crazy, he basically swears at all the students the whole time and makes completely rude and derogatory remarks. I'm not even sure he knows my name. The students sure don't, because my mentor teacher didn't bother to introduce me to the class. Although, I do think it has to do with the fact that my last name is rather hard to pronounce. And he keeps calling me something different every time he talks to me.
Let's not even get into the fact that my mentor teacher said, and I quote: "this is my powerpoint presentation, I'm going to the office for a while, go for it" (exit mentor teacher). Now this wouldn't have been so bad if I had actually had 30 seconds to look at the slides, but no, he did this in front of the Science 10 class. So pretty much I taught Intro to physics. *please refer to post on Oct. 1 about my feelings towards physics* In anycase, the science 10 class asked me if I knew anything about science, and when I said yes, they excitedly asked me to be their teacher from now on, because they seem to hate my mentor teacher with a burning passion.
Unfortunately, I will be teaching Science 24 (and maybe a bit of science 10, I'm not actually sure what is going on at this point because mentor teacher seems to have no expectations and also no guidelines whatsoever).
For example: the first thing he said to me, no introductions or anything, "I'm going to get you to teach science 24, they're a nightmare for classroom management, so good luck!" Oh, OK, thanks so much. Can I have the class that wants me to teach please? Yeah, I can see this is going to be a fun student teaching session. It's like Dangerous Minds, remember that movie? Yeah, 5 students suspended currently, and 1 up on a rape charge. I'm not trying to be judgmental, because if that kid who is up on the rape charge wants to learn science, I will teach him everything that I know, but he's a little monster. Yelling, throwing things, everything you can imagine, and they were writing a test. Oy vey.
Needless to say, I am having a bit of a panic attack, and even though I hate this University with such a passionate rage, I am kind of glad that I'm back for 4 weeks before I have to teach these kids. I have no guidance. I have no management style. Basically, I have no idea what is going on and they know that and they will walk all over me. Except maybe I can be one of those kickass teachers who whips them into shape and then they like science maybe. I am rambling.
I didn't even talk about the pornography incident. Maybe later. Computer labs are bad.
Tonight was the season premiere of Lost, and let me tell you people, I was not dissappointed in the least.
The opening scene was a book club featuring some of our favorite "Others" and I almost had a heart attack when I saw a whole bunch of "Others" running from their houses when there was a earthquake that turned out to be the plane crash of the Survivors.
So basically I started yelling when they panned out to show that The Others live in houses on the island and they have plumbing and electricity and everything.
Ok, so then they're keeping Jack, Kate and Sawyer in different cages, and they're at a zoo. But then we find out that it's a Dharma station called The Hydra. There are animal cages and there's also an aquarium, but there are no animals. Then we find out that Henry Gale's real name is Ben. Great way to start the new season. Best show on TV by a long shot.
Today I wrote my letter of introduction to my mentor teacher. It was a weird experience, and I actually had a lot of trouble doing it. It's hard to come up with a good reason as to why I think I will be a valuable asset in their classroom and why they should not immediately regret taking me on as their student teacher.
All the reasons I came up with somehow seemed shallow and stupid, so it took a long time to actually say what I meant.
I have 2 midterms on wednesday, i have 4 chapters to read by then. Gag. There isn't time for all of this. So what did I do? Well I of course watched Heroes. Because who knows why. Well, it's a pretty decent show, but with so much to do, I think I'm out of my mind.
Lost in 2 days!
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I am supposed to be writing a paper right now. Which as always, leads me to play around on my computer all day and then at 9pm i start freaking out because I've written one sentance in 11 hours. The paper is about classroom management. Boring. Useless. Read 3 articles and reflect. Blah. Waste of time, waste of my life. I firmly believe that they should just give me this degree. I have no problem with me actually student teaching, I definately should get some practice time in, but these classes are a complete and utter waste of time.
On the upside, I have found out where my placement is. I'm going to teach Science and Film Studies. So, if anyone knows what film studies actually is, can you let me know? With any luck, I'll be able to teach the physics section of science 10 and 20. haha that is SARCASM. Physics is horrific. So I will probably end up teaching it.