Saturday, February 9, 2008

Quick update

I'm taking a break from cleaning the apartment and wanted to update the blog. I had a horrible cold this week, so that explains part of the laziness (which is now infecting the hubby). Also, I'm getting used to my new schedule (up at 5am, on the road by 5:30am, school by 6:30am, and classes start at 7:30am).

Anyways, here is the fast recap of the week:

I'm at my student teaching placement and already feel part of the group. I have my own little room to use during prep periods and before and after school. I've spent most of the time observing different teachers. I've also done a little correcting, photocopying, and unit planning. The big news is that I'm teaching one class on Monday (to get some practice in before I have to take it over on the 27th of this month). I'm really pumped and interested to see how it goes.

The plan for this week is to actively assist the teachers who's class I'll be taking over because after Febrauary vacation, I need to take over two classes. I'll be taking over a sophomore English and a Critical Writing course. I'm really excited/nervous because this so new and foreign to me. I taught a little last semester, but it was what I wanted to teach. This time, I need to finish the units they are working on and I'm assuming I need to follow the unit plans my teachers have made.

On a religious note, I had a very bad Ash Wednesday. I felt really sick between my cold and fasting all day that I broke the fasting rule and had a snack while I was at my afternoon college class. I felt like I was going to pass out. I got all sweaty, my ears were ringing.... not a pretty picture. On top of that, because of the time I got out of my night class, I missed my parish's Mass and didn't get my ashes (the one near school wasn't having Mass until 7, which means I would have had to wait around and not get home until 8pm (and not have dinner until I got home). I know.. excuses, excuses. I feel so bad. I'm going to confession today to talk to one of my priest about it and show my remorse. I feel really bummed about missing the ashes especially since last year I came into the Church and this is my first official Lent season as a Catholic.

Anway, I'm off to finishing cleaning the house, read today's devotions in my Lent book, and then lunch with Danielle.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Danielle A. said...

Mmm... Fresh City was yum-tastic. I had fun this afternoon, can't wait for our class in a few weeks!!!!

Hope your confession went well. :)

KiKi said...

BTW you can still get ashes, they did them this weekend at Mass, but most places still have them and do it for people who missed Ash Wed. through the first 2 weeks or so of Lent.