Thursday, July 24, 2008

Graduate School and a full time teaching schedule...what was I thinking!

(Disclaimer...this is a lot of whining and random thoughts...continue at your own risk)
Ok so the good news is that I am officially ready to begin my adventure as a grad student!! Woohoo!! Back to school. I will be working towards my Master's of Education. I was approved for my school loan! Awesome until I have to pay it back. So for me to get this Master's of Ed will cost me 28,000! Why does furthering your education have to be so expensive! I mean the challenge of it all should be enough, but no they have to slap on 20 grand. This fall I am only taking 2 classes Educational Psychology and Educational Research. (It was nice for the financial aid guy to say that the classes are hard, and take a lot of reading and writing of papers!)
I also bought my school books! I got 3 books costing me 340$, granted it was placed on a book voucher and I don't have to pay for them until I graduate, but come on! I will just do what my friend Teri does and sell them back when I am finished with them. By the way does anyone have a "concise APA format book"? I am hoping the English teacher at school will have one I can borrow.
Oh did I mention that I go back to teaching! This year I have 5 preps with 6 classes! Here will be my schedule: I have 2 9th grade Physical Science classes, 1 10th grade Biology class, 1 11th grade Chemistry class, (this one could change) but 1 12th grade Physics class, or it could be Consumer Math, and then a Marine Biology class! I just pray that the Lord either takes some of the classes away from me or somehow makes me very organized and smart!
Ok I am done venting I am sorry I was so negative, but whining helps right...all my students do it!

6 comments:

The Herrenbrucks said...

I know that you can do it! With the help of the Lord, of course!

The Herrenbrucks said...

Would you want to come over for lunch one day?

Art Teacher said...

Your schedule made my head hurt! I think that you should talk to the school about your grad classes. If you make an A or B they might pay for some of it...or at least they used to! Miss you friend, and I got your card and the little elephant, thanks I love mail! Gus wanted it, but I'm going to give it to Libby! Oh and tell Erin I'll come over for lunch.:)

Brian and Cherie Landowski said...

Apparently you believed in yourself...that you could pull it off...and I'm sure you can! Have faith in yourself, lots of rest, and great time management :). You can do it!!!

The Herrenbrucks said...

How does next week work? I can't do this Friday (today). Really any day next week would work for me...so let me know what would be good for you. :) Yeah! I wish Carly could come too :( Boo...

The Herrenbrucks said...

Monday works for me. How about 11ish. We can swim for a while and then eat lunch if that works for you. Let me know. Send me your email so that I can send you directions! :)