January 28, 2007

In all honesty, this book is the solution to all of my problems. I feel calm after reading the first 2 chapters. I think these kids will be great. I'm struggling on content, but now I feel alright.

katie - I found my cell phone

January 25, 2007

I got my placement for my final student teaching.

I'm teaching senior high chemistry in an extremely academic high school.

Years since I have done any sort of chemistry... 6.5

Number of hours it will take me to commute to this school... 1

Number of times I have started crying tonight because of this... 3

Number of panic attacks that I will have between now and the end of April... eleventy billion

Lion Hug

January 15, 2007

January 13, 2007

A while back Gina lost her camera, so she bought herself a new $400 camera just before she went to Mexico last week. She took the camera to Mexico, and today she returned it to the store.

I'm currently working on a subject audit. Which basically is a list of every single concept students learn from science 7 to science 30, plus chem 20-30 and physics 20-30. I never realized how much there actually is to know, and how much I don't seem to know. This is scary because in 4 weeks I'll be out teaching again and my confidence is at an all time low. I'm so happy I did this audit, thank you U of A, for all your help.

I just found out that my high school english teacher, Mr. G died sometime this week. He had a heart attack while helping a friend move. It's weird because I just saw him recently at a professional development day that I went to when I was student teaching in November. I'm sad I didn't find out sooner, the funeral was yesterday and I would have liked to attend it.

oy vey

January 10, 2007

I spent 35 minutes waiting for the bus today in the blizzard and I pretty much got a minor case of hypothermia. So instead of a nap I had a 3.5 hour laying on the couch in my pyjamas under a mound of blankets while alternating between shivvering and sweating session. It was good times. I passed in and out of consciousness for most of the afternoon. Damn you ETS. Damn you. Baba (my grandma) said I was snoring. I am hesitant to believe this, but it's probably true as I am having sinus problems as of late.

I also had a headache today.

In class we made circuits with one battery, one wire, and one light bulb. Good times. Then we practiced making up questions to ask students when they can't figure out why their circuit is not working without actually giving them an ounce of information. Constructivism is weird.

Good night.

what? a title!

January 9, 2007

Ok so two days done and I'm exhausted and I totally hate these stupid APT classes. They're all touchy feely - "we're on a journey together" blah blah blah gag gag gag. And we have all these assignments that are worth no marks. I have no problem doing assignments when they count for something, but she's just making stuff up for us to do spur of the moment. Today for example, the video she brought about lab safety didn't work so now we have to do a skit on lab safety on friday, for NO MARKS. Total bull. The people in the class are all really nice but I never really say anything so I think they think I'm weird but actually I'm just shy. So there you go.

When we introduced ourselves we had to say why we went into education and most people were like "I love kids, I want to help kids, it will make me happy" blah blah - lies.

I of course told them that after my bachelor of science I 385180-exploding-head-zone
really had nothing else planned so it seemed like something to do. Of course I do enjoy education - well the teaching part - the being at the university makes my head want to explode.

I have also started taking naps and I have to say that I am please with how it's working out.

Today is supposed to be a blizzard but I currently don't see one happening. I hope there is one and all public transportation stops and the University is closed down because I really want to sleep in tomorrow.

January 7, 2007

childrenofmenreviewLast August I saw the preview for Children of Men, and I had been anticipating it's opening from the moment I saw the preview. When it didn't open on December 25th as the preview stated I was enraged and fearful that I would have to wait for dvd. But thankfully it opened on Friday, and I was not dissapointed at all when I finally saw it yesterday. I found it to be extremely surprising, which is something rare in movies these days. Incredible, simply incredible.

My brother smushed egg yolk all over my face today. I'm not sure why.

Winter semester starts tomorrow and frankly I cannot think of anything worse than having to return to school tomorrow. This University is sucking the life out of me. Luckily it's only 4 weeks of class until I start student teaching again. Which may or may not be good, since I am a chemistry major and haven't actually done any chemistry in about 6 years so it could get interesting. Interesting in a bad way. Hmm we shall see.

This is why I don't post more, I'm boring.

P.S. Can someone tell me why this new blogger is so much better> because I'm having problems lining up my pictures and text and also I miss that little thing that went around in a circle and was like "publishing, publishing".

January 5, 2007

New Years Resolution: Blog More.

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