Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Taking a Five Minute Breather

Wow! I'm nearly at the end of my third week of school and I have yet to post about it. My Bachelor of Education program is excellent; it's only the second year that it has been running so there are still kinks to be worked out but overall I'm really happy with the program.

It's crazy intense and very different from what I have heard about other Bach. of Ed. programs, this I'm glad of. I am totally overwhelmed but managing not to stress - which in itself is a miracle - I think my three years of full-time work and full-time studies was excellent preparation for this program. I'm very happy that I didn't plan to work regular hours while in school this year because there is just no way I could have handled it.

My professors are excellent, they are all retired teachers and/or principals, who absolutely love teaching and want nothing more than to help me and my 67 classmates become the best educators we can possibly be.

I have met some fabulous people in my classes and I have little doubt that after this year I will have gained some new lifelong friends. How great is that?

My placement for the year is in a local Catholic school. I'll spend the first couple months with in a grade 3/4 split, then a few in a grade 5 class and my final stint will be split between a 2/3 and a grade 1 class. This is my dream schedule, exactly what I had hoped for, so I'm really excited about my practicum. Don't get me wrong, I'm full of nerves and actually "scared" would be a fair descriptor, but it's a good nervous if there is such a thing.

Speaking of school, I need to get back to the books so this is a short and sweet update on the life of Jaime.


tanzi said...
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tanzi said...

I can't believe you've been at school for 3 weeks, already! Crazy, isn't it? Still so ridiculously proud of you, and I know you'll make good friends. It's who you are. People love ya and connect to you easily.
So there!

Excited to talk to you this week; just bought a new phone card. I wish I could buy you a big sticker to post on your blog and say "Good on ya" for keeping up with it amidst all the craziness!
me xxx

tanzi said...
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tanzi said...

Um, yeah...I was impatient and hit the "publish" button 3 times 'cause it seemed to be frozen. Oops--that's why I have deleted comments on here. Sorry!

Jaime said...

Awwwww! Thanks Tanya!!

Speaking of being ridiculously proud of people, there's this really phenomenal woman I know who is living in Russia teaching. You should meet her, I think you would click cuz she's SUPER DUPER AMAZINGLY AWESOME just like you.

Kimber said...

You guys...are gonna make me ralph! ha ha, actually it's cute. I think you must have girly crushes on one another.

Glad to hear you're enjoying the Bach program Jaime. It was a breeze at Western - I think times have changed in the past 12 years though. Which is probably a good thing.