Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Random School Related Thoughts

  • Tomorrow I head down to North Carolina for my last internship meeting before graduation. Wooo hooooo!
  • I have printed three copies of my thesis, will have them bound and delivered to the appropriate places, and will wash my hands of the project that ruled my life for almost THREE years. Boy, will that feel amazing! This is what our dining room table currently looks like:
  • Checklists, and forms, and papers galore! I also can't wait to get rid of the stacks of articles that have littered our apartment since August, 2006. Seriously, I never thought this day would come!
  • On a nostalgic note...I am so close to being done with graduate school that it is starting to dawn on me that my academic life is over (unless I decide to go back and get my Ph.D., of course). It is so weird, considering I have been in school since I was 5.
  • Yesterday I had to observe a student I am currently testing, so I attended his 9th grade English class. When I walked in I was reminded of that Matthew Perry movie that was on TNT a couple years ago. Anyway, the class is reading To Kill a Mockingbird, so during the first 20 minutes the class took a reading quiz. Half the kids didn't even take out paper. They had no problem telling the teacher they didn't read and they didn't care of they got a zero. So sad. But on the bright side, it spurred memories of the book, even though I couldn't answer all of the questions. This reminded me that I want to go back and read all the classic high school books. The second part of the class was a lesson on prepositions and the infinitive. This reminded me that I need to work on my grammar.
Sorry for the randomness! Hopefully I will be back to normal posting after I return from my trip south. Until then, make sure you enter my giveaway!

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on being so close to the end! I can see how that would be a little bittersweet, having been in school for so long.

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  2. Yay for being almost done!!! Good luck and travel safe!

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  3. oh how fantastic! hope all goes well tomorrow!

    that makes me sad though, the students not caring about reading or their grade. as much of me that wants to teach, just as much of me is terrified at the idea of it, because I just wouldn't know what to do with students like that!

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  4. Congrats!! You're so close. I think we need to do lunch when you get back to celebrate.

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  5. Congrats and good luck!

    (Also, I was never one of those people who didn't read the book...or, if I had a really good reason for not reading, I always felt terribly guilty about it.)

    xox

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  6. I can't even begin to imagine being somewhat done with school - congratuations!!!

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  7. The Ron Clark Story...he was from North Carolina! I can't imagine what those children experience when they go home at night...so sad...

    Congrats on almost being done with school!

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  8. Congrats on your thesis being all done! I wish I was as on top of it as you are!

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  9. Thank you Jackie!!! I'm going to search everything! :)

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  10. congrats!! This is wonderful.. I am so happy for you.. I reread so many of the classics. To kill a mockingbird is one of my favorites. let's read it for our dc blogger bookclub???? xo

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  11. YAY for you being almost done! You are my idol and my inspiration...

    means I can do it too! xoxo

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  12. Congrats!! That's awesome :) Be safe and good lick!

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  13. Hope you're having a safe trip!

    I think it's so amazing what you've accomplished. Especially since I'm hoping to go to Grad School in the next few years, and seriously... the thought of a thesis? Scares me stupid, heh.

    Congrats again! <3

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  15. Congrats on being almost done! That is so exciting!

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  16. Woohoo for almost being done!

    As for class observations, sometimes I find those hilarious--especially when the teacher keeps calling on the student so that they can "show me" how much they don't know. The kid then looks over at me and my cover is busted--they know I'm there to observe them

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