The Rantings of an Indentured Servant

Sort of Self Explanatory, Don't Ya Think? If it's not obvious, stop. Pan up. Re-read. There you go genius...

Saturday, August 12, 2006

In town for the weekend

So I am home... made it here about 5:30ish tonight. Spent some time with the man and my parents.

I brought back a ton of grading to do (laundry as well...but more grading) and I'm even trying to read a novel that's not a novel I'm teaching this term. Haha! I'm actually finally getting comfortable in my classroom. I'm getting a desk shortly and I am starting my first novel to teach next week. It's pretty exciting. I had a breakthrough this morning with my repeat 9A English class. They actually sat down, read the assignment, and almost all of them answered the assigned questions! On a Friday no less! It was like heaven was shining down on me.

I have to admit, student teaching is very draining. Teachers put in some of the longest days in any profession I think. English teachers especially. Even if I just check student's writing to make sure that they did it, without grading the content, it takes a couple hours just for one assignment. Every one page that I assign to a student is multiplied and becomes 165 pages that I have to read. That's a lot. Add into that the fact that I read everything they read... I work outside of school at leasttwo-three extra hours a night. That's like working 12 hour days. Ouch!

I'm excited though, because tomorrow I get to babysit Clone! He's super cute and usually very well behaved. We always have a fun time watching Shrek or Monster's Inc. and I'm a firm believer that parents sometimes need some mom and dad time without the kids hanging around. Keeps 'em sane... :-)

Alright... I'm off to forage for a blanket for bed... stupid college making me take all of my stuff back to school and then forget to bring my comforter back for bed this weekend. Gosh.

Monday, August 07, 2006

it's been a long time

Hello everyone!

I know it's been a long long time since I've last posted. My new resolution is to post once a week just to keep up to date on things. Some new things that have changed since my last post include:

1) I am currently in Rock Island, student teaching and almost done with school.

2) I am currently engaged! woo hoo! (so if any of you know anything about planning a wedding, please let me know... it's in about a year and a half to two years, so when do I start doing everything?)

3) Well, that's about it I guess... but it just seemed better to have a three, you know?

So yeah. I started student teaching last week and it's pretty insane. Lots of cool things and lots of crazy things, but overall I'm loving it. (This is good I guess, since it's what I want to do for a career.)

I'm also very excited about the whole engagement thing. It sucks being two hours away from home now though. I'm coming home this weekend to babysit though, so I can at least see the man on friday night. I'm babysitting for Contagion and Ktreva.... I know I have to be there at 10am, but I forgot what time they said they were going to be back... oh well. I wonder how many times we can watch Shrek before they get back...? lol.

Anyhow... I've got some grading to finish and weekly journals to organize, but I'll update again soon.

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