04 September 2011

First Week of School

The first week of Fall 2011 has ended. I always like the beginning of the semester and yet I don't. It is always a bit daunting when you learn of all the projects and papers that you must complete in 15 weeks. Also, there are two new aspects to this semester.

First, I am taking 18 hours. The most I've ever taken is 15 and that always felt like a lot. I think I'll be fine because I'm not working and I have more time to study and work on my projects. Secondly, I am working with Dr. Cline on a research project. This seems like a lot of fun. It will be a learning experience and a positive thing when I further my education with a master's degree or possibly a doctorate.

I'm taking: early literacy, creative development, guiding young children, designing physical environments, developmental psychology and health and safety with young children. I have several projects for each class and observation hours for two of them. However, in my creative class, the entire class will do the observation hours together which will be interesting. In my guiding class I will be going to University school to do 10 hours of observation.

A couple of projects I'm looking forward to are: making a cd of me reading a book, creating a game and a snack for my health and safety class. I'm not to excited about the physical environment class because I  will have to critique two articles from a peer-reviewed journal and write a 7-10 page paper! YUCK!!!

In other news, the blazer is still out of commission :(  Only having one vehicle is sometimes problematic when we have things to do in the same time frame.

Some fun news is that we have purchased four more games: Life, Logo, Rook, and Dominoes. We played Life yesterday and Nathan won. Today we are going to play Logo and tomorrow Rook. Dominoes we are leaving for next weekend.

I think that about sums up the week. It will be an interesting and busy semester. Until next time my friends! :)

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