Sunday, November 7, 2010

What next?

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! : )
-Kathleen

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