Since this blog is supposed to be all about the many opportunities I have ahead of me. I figured I should dedicate one post to explaining exactly what those opportunities are. So here goes!
As I have already mentioned, I am getting my degree in History in a Single Teaching Field. What the heck does that mean? All it means is for my major I took History and Education courses that will allow me to teach 8th grade or high school history. I’ll be able to teach US or World History. I plan on also taking the test to get certified in English. Anyway, right now I am in the middle (or well near end) of my field base observation block at San Marcos High School (Go Rattlers!). During the field based block I basically just observe teachers, find out the dos and don’t of teaching. I did get to teach my own lesson on the Panama Canal (yes I rocked it). But again it is mostly just a whole bunch of observing and watching 10th and 11th graders make fools of themselves. Just Kidding. They are all really fun and I can not wait to take over my own classroom.
So I’ll finish up that in December and then in January I start my actual student teaching. Where I will get to take over the class and actually teach! My name is being sent to the Comal ISD, so I could be student teaching at either Canyon High, Canyon Lake High, or Smithson Valley High School.
NOW….as most of my family and friends know, I am a huge mega big time Disney person. Nothing makes me happier than Disney. In fact Disney World is where you will find me from December 12-16! And I’ll be there at CHRISTMAS!! You can’t even imagine my excitement! But that is for another post. Okay, anyway, way back in 2008, I participated in the Disney College Program and LOVED it! I loved it so much I went back in the summer of 2009. While I was there I decided I wanted to teach. Strangely enough though, I also decided that I wanted to work for Disney full time. Now I absolutely adore teaching. But I am constantly planning my next trip to Disney. So, I decided I needed to go back and get it out of my system before I fully commit myself to teaching full time. That is why I will be applying for a Professional Internship with the Disney Company this spring. My trip in December to Florida, is to meet with several Disney leaders in the areas that I plan to apply for Internships with. That way when they get my application they have a face to put to it.
I am so excited and nervous at the same time. I am pretty confident that I’ll get one. But there is always a chance I won’t and let me tell you, if I don’t I will probably be a little heart broken and will cry for about a week. So prepare for that in the event that it happens. Which I’m praying everyday that it won’t.
So there you go. That is what I have been thinking about all semester and what I will continue to think about for the rest of 2010 and a tiny part of 2011. I think 2011 has some exciting things in store for me, and I can’t wait to see what they are.
I’ve heard pictures always make a blog better, so even though they have nothing to do with this blog, here are some fun things I’ve been doing lately. Starting with a fun night carving pumpkins with my fabulous roommates to spending last night at Wurstfest with some of the funnest people I know! : )
Pumpkin I carved for Halloween!
3 of 4 fabulous roommates!
Wurstfest in New Braunfels!
|That’s Dave, Sport, and Bob (Monica’s other half) 30 bucks later Bob finally made a winning shot and won that lovely Scooby Doo!
That’s all for now!
Hope every one has a fabulous week! : )