Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I started out the semester with one emotion -- fear! I was scared of everything! Scared of attending a University, scared that I wouldn't "hack it", scared that I would not make any friends, and scared that I would receive sub-par grades.
Now that the semester is ending, I feel so relieved, and PROUD. I made it through my first semester at a University, most definitely with flying colors (straight A's are expected when final grades are posted this week), and made a lot of friends. I challenged myself, and came out on top. I never considered myself to be creative, but I put together lesson plans that impressed my peers and instructors. I didn't know that I had that in me!
Halfway through the semester I started to doubt whether or not I could be a successful teacher. This doubt came from this ridiculous fear I have of presenting in front of a crowd. I thought, if I get this nervous to do a 5 minute speech in front of my peers, how in the world am I going to teach a classroom of 28+ kids?! Thankfully I have an amazing husband who stood by my side and gave me encouragement to continue on this path.
I am sure that I will have other doubts as the next 3 semesters fly by, but knowing that I have this great support system gives me the courage to take on these hurdles. I will prove to everyone that I have what it takes to be one awesome teacher. I will prove to myself that I am good enough. I will continue on this path with one goal in mind: to better the lives of my future students.
Let's git er done :)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sun shining in our eyes, but still needed the photo-op.
I took the kids on a date to go bowling last week when Kilian had a half day of school. We had a great time, and I enjoyed having bumpers in the gutters :) I have been taking Kilian on a date once a month, and this time he decided it would be nice to include Ella. It definitely was fun and something we'll have to do again soon.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
~ My Crazy Sister ~
~ SAMSTER! ~
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
- Kilian's Fall Break
- Getting Midterms over with
- Debbie and Sam's visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Fall (not really sure when it's gonna feel like fall, but hopefully before Thanksgiving!)
- Thanksgiving break
- Ella's 4th bday
- Finishing this semester
- Winter break
- The birth of my newest little neice
- Uncle Kevin finally getting out of the danger zone with his spinal injury
- Saying goodbye to 2009!
So that puts me about 3 full months ahead, which is a good point to leave off. Granted, there are lots of fun things that will come up in the meantime, but this is all that I know of right now.
What are you looking forward to?.....
Thursday, September 3, 2009
- Sometimes you just have to wipe the slate clean and start fresh
- I want this blog to record our journey...just as I have started my journey to becoming a teacher
That's pretty much it. So here's to starting over! *cheers*