So, I am super bummed right now. I was supposed to have the weekend off from work for literally the first time in months. Unfortunately, I found out that they need me to work instead and I have to work at 7 am today, tomorrow, and Sunday. UGH! COME ON! As you know, I love my job. What you might not know is I HAAAAATE early mornings. HATE THEM. Unfortunately, my job tends to have me up at 6 am (earlier if I want to look cute) 5-6 days a week. This weekend off meant the opportunity to go out with my friends and not have to suffer as a result with very few hours of sleep. It also meant the ability to sleep in and be lazy with my fiance-something we both love but never have time for anymore. :( Lameo. I just need to keep reminding myself that we really need the extra money so I can suck it up. I want a beautiful wedding *repeats* I want a beautiful wedding!
Anyways, enough complaining for one post. Today J and I went to a Diversity Conference on campus for a few hours. I was required to go for one of my classes but being the nerd I am, I was glad to be there! I love hearing passionate speakers talk about subjects I'm interested in or ideas that will help me to be a better teacher in the future. We even bought the book written by the Key Note speaker and had him sign it :) It was fun!
In true Halloween spirit, I am getting in the mood to watch some scary movies! Josh and I LOVED the first Paranormal Activity movie and literally barely slept for a few nights after seeing it in theaters last year. The second one came out last night and we totally want to go see it ASAP. I am pumped! I also love the Saw movies (even though I think they have definitely gone down hill since the first two) and am planning on seeing the new Saw in 3D. Hopefully neither of them disappoint!
This week I started teaching in a Kindergarten class for my Teaching Math class. For the rest of the semester instead of having class twice a week we volunteer in a math class for two hours a week and meet with cohort groups for one hour a week. I was placed in a Kindergarten classroom about twenty minutes away from campus and I am having so much fun already! I didn't feel I was learning ANYTHING in the class before this, so the opportunity to be in the classroom now instead is much more fulfilling as an educator. I have fourteen students in my classroom and though I have only met them twice so far, I am already loving them! I can't wait to go back on Tuesday!
The cheerleaders I coach have their 2nd to last game this Saturday! I cannot believe the season is already almost over. However, I must admit that I am excited to have a little commitment taken out of my days again. I am currently coaching Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 and Wednesday 6-7:45 (20 mins away). We also have games most weekends on Saturdays that we have to be at for at least 3 hours (we require the girls to be there an hour before the game starts to practice and get organized). I have UMF cheering practice Sundays 8-9:30, Mondays 7-9, and Wednesdays 8-9:30. If you didn't notice, that means my Wednesdays are driving straight from coaching to practice and getting there late. I usually have to bring my dinner to coaching so I don't pass out flying at practice. This doesn't even include work and classes! I really do love being busy but having a little break before student teaching will be nice too.
Thanks for reading! I will try to write more soon :) xoxo