Monday, November 20, 2006

Teach For America

So I got the final interview.... I think things are looking up for this. We just have to sit down and figure our where we want to live for the next two years. This is such a big decision. I know where I would like to go, but there is someone else to concider now. I hope we can come to a few sites in common so I don't feel like I am dragging hm around the country. This will be such an amazing experience and something that I an so excited to do. It will also be a huge weight off my shoulders if I know in January where I will be in the fall. So much to get done... I guess I should get working on it all.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

almost done

So once again the semester is coming to a close. I can not believe that I only have 3 weeks left of college. Student teaching doesn't really count as college. I'm doing alright on getting stuff done. That doesn't mean that all of it is really done, but it's all getting there. I'd say the projects are about 70% done each, while the papers I haven't really started.

It astounds me that next week is Thanksgiving. I just can not believe that it is so soon. Mom and Dad are coming down and we are just going to have a small dinner for us. We tried to get some friends to come over, but everyone already had plans. That made me a little sad, but it will be a nice change from years past. This is the first year that I can remember (even when I was in Spain) that there will be less than 30 people at a holiday meal. It is going to be a little wierd. We don't know how to cook a holiday meal for 4 people! We are going to be eating leftovers for weeks. Not that that really bothers me cuz I love left over turkey. Why don't we eat turkey any other time of the year? Only at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don't really understand it. Who knows.

I applied for Teach For America almost 2 weeks ago. I had my first interview this morning. I think it went well. I think that I have a good chance with my special ed over someone with just a gen ed degree just because schools always need someone with special ed knowledge, even if they aren't i special ed. Now I just have to wait until Monday and find out if I am a part of the group interview in December. It's a really fast process and I can't wait to see if I can really make a difference in students' lives. That is what really excites me. I will be sure to keep you all posted!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

So I said I'd post after the wedding, and that was a few weeks ago. It was a very nice weekend and really busy. I enjoyed it and I'm so happy for them. It was gorgeous! Here's a pic of the new fam....It's so not fair that they are going to have tall babies! Oh well, it will be fun to be an aunt someday.

In other news, I can't believe that the semester is so close to being over. I am stressed and overwhelmed as seems to happen every couple of weeks or so. I have no motivation to get it all done, but know I have to. As for right now, I should be writing a paper, but all I want to do is go to sleep. We'll see how well this works out for me. I wish I had more time to let you know what all is going one, but alas I need dinner and to do something productive. I'll try to update before Thanksgiving, but no promises.