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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

School, Life, Literature

School. That’s the only word needed to describe my life at the minute. That and perhaps “annoyingly busy.” I am finding that this semester is leaving me with little, if any, me time. Come on, everyone deserves some me time. It gets a little tiring doing the same thing for weeks and weeks at a time… Okay enough babble.

I finished my first week of elementary school pre-teaching, which is basically a form of practicum. I was assigned to Kindergarten, and I loved it!!! I was absolutely terrified going in to the experience, but coming out of it, I can honestly say that I don’t think I’d be happy teaching anything other than Kindergarten. I go back in November and actually do some whole class teaching, where I am completely on my own. I am excited, but nervous as well. I am already hard at work on lesson plans and activity ideas. Since I go the week before Thanksgiving, the general theme of the week is Thanksgiving. I found that this was wonderfully planned out on my teachers’ parts, not that it was intentional. Having such a common theme presented to me makes the lesson planning so much easier. It’s not going to be easy, of course, but I am finding abundant resources, trade books, and activities that fit the age level and the theme. Yay!!!

I also just finished the first two books in a fairly new series. The third book unfortunately doesn’t come out until next October, which means I have over a year until I am able to read the next installment. L The books, titled “Twilight” and “New Moon”, are written by Stephenie Meyer. These are her first two attempts at writing, and I must brag on her wonderful ability to do so. Her website, is also a wonderful resource to her readers as it includes helpful information, answers to question that you will most definitely have after reading, as well as an abundance of extra material to read and absorb. I won’t give away any more of the story than this; it takes place in a rainy city in Washington state, and has several ‘good’ vampires. Interesting, huh. You’ll just have to go and buy the books to find out more!

Anyway, enough from me. Signing off.


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