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post #21 of 140
Ah, possibly the last semester at thi college for me before I transfer to Univ. of Oklahoma. I finally reserved my classes and need to go in on Monday or Tuesday and actually sign the paper stating that I am in them.

Looks like I will only be taking two classes this semester, but with the move in April back to the US, and a baby due in June, I didn't want to overload myself. The college agreed too!

German 1 (I took two years in HS so this shouldn't be oo hard for me, at least at first)
Life in the Oceans (Marine Biology/Geology)

I am really excited and wish I could take more, but I am saving part of my loan money for this summer classes. German 2 with a brand new baby? I need to get used to it, because come fall I get to take 12 hours again!
post #22 of 140
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Looks like I will only be taking two classes this semester, but with the move in April back to the US, and a baby due in June, I didn't want to overload myself. The college agreed too!
Wow, I'm impressed with just the two classes, Vanessa. Moving while pregnant sounds difficult enough!

Best of luck!
post #23 of 140
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Same here vannie. The world would end for me if I had to do anything wile pregnant Cheers to you.

Tomorrow's the big day ladies!
So today we are really hunkering down and getting our things organized for this coming week. I also start my new work schedule (7-10:30 a.m.) so we'll see how that goes. I don't think this next week will be a good week to judge whether or not I can cut it working those hours then having class until 5, 2 classes that require 15 hours of observations and a giant portfolio to create.

My boss is allowing me (like she really has a choice) to take an absence from work while I complete the observation portion of my 2 classes that require them and then coming back into my role in the mornings. But, with Mark starting his teaching position this semester, I may forgo going back at all and just concentrating on studies and Kailey.

I am happy, happy, happy that I'll be able to spend some afternoon time with her- woohoo!
post #24 of 140
I'm still writing my personal statement for program admission. It's due this week, if I can pull myself together it'll be in tomorrow. I have the rest of the application done at least.

Tomorrow will be interesting. I don't have my books and really don't know when I'll be able to get them. I'll know on Tues how I have to plan for my field stuff this semster.

I also have volunteer work every two weeks and Campfire the other weeks. This week I've also scheduled meetings before and after my Tues classes. That will be a long day. I'm thinking about requesting some on-campus work to help defray some of my attendance costs. (Meals and gas, I'm on campus 12+ hours some days) I'll have to see what DH thinks.

I'm really excited, just sick this week. Good luck everyone!
post #25 of 140
Good luck tomorrow, Potty Diva! And I hope you feel better soon, MamaChel.

Mamas, have any of you had to regularly leave a class early? I have a class that will end at 4:45pm, which is the same time the childcare center closes, so I have no choice but to leave that class a few minutes early to pick up my DDs. I intend to talk to the prof on the first day of class and take it from there, but it's tricky because this is an ensemble, not just a lecture. Anyone ever have to deal with this? How did your prof. react?
post #26 of 140
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Hey Chel,

Yeah for getting most of your application done. I need to apply to the School of Education this semester as well- oy!

What kind of field work are you doing this semester?

I need to observe in high school classrooms.
We have decided to attempt me working at the sema high school Mark is. I'll do observations at our county's high school (we just have one) and another in the county my college is in. Then I'll request to student teach at Dh's school. Most times your student teaching school will offer you a position with them after student teaching is complete.

Ok, need to get us some lunch.
post #27 of 140
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Good luck tomorrow, Potty Diva! And I hope you feel better soon, MamaChel.

Mamas, have any of you had to regularly leave a class early? I have a class that will end at 4:45pm, which is the same time the childcare center closes, so I have no choice but to leave that class a few minutes early to pick up my DDs. I intend to talk to the prof on the first day of class and take it from there, but it's tricky because this is an ensemble, not just a lecture. Anyone ever have to deal with this? How did your prof. react?
What I would do is get assignments before class. Often my professors have done a rundown of the class and the following assignments at the start of class.

Also I could nt see anyone having a problem with the situation you are describing as long as you have let the professor know what and why. In fact, I would email this professor as soon as possible to give them a heads up instead of waiting until the day you have to leave. I don't see why it wouldn't be doable, especially for a serious student.
post #28 of 140
Hi Ladies,

Can I join you? Although, I have to admit that once school starts full blast on Tuesday, I will probably fall behind.

I start my winter term on Tuesday, although I resumed my student teaching last week.

I am working on my Masters of Arts in Teaching, which is a masters degree and state certification all together...done in 1 year! It is pretty intensive.

Until spring break I will be teaching 1/2 days in my 1st grade classroom, which I began in the Fall. Classes this term: Human Relations (aka classroom management), Action Research and Special Methods (focusing on teaching science).

After spring break, I move to full-time teaching in a 6th grade classroom. NO classes though...thank goodness!

The scary part about these next 2 terms is that I have to develop and teach my own unit, consisting of 12-15 lessons linked to state standards, each term. I have already outlined my unit for this term, we are studying geography, map skills/making and writing realistic fiction while studying pirates. I am really excited, but with everything else, it is a lot of work. This will be me soon: :

Thanks for letting me share. I love hearing about what everyone is taking. It is exciting and so very interesting.

Good luck, Ladies!
post #29 of 140
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Hi Heather! Welcome!

Where are you attending? OSU?

Mark is excited to get going on his Masters (History) and is seriously considering is PhD soon after. We are trying to get everything out of the way since we are both non-traditional students (old folks).

I'm sure we are all going to be going nuts once the semester starts.

I can't sleep. And apparently neither can kailey because she insisted on watching Pooh. So here we are nestled in bed and wide awake. i am so excited and nervous. Plus I freak about being late and I have to be at work by 7 a.m. I took a shower this evening and colored my hair so I won't have to do anything but roll outof bed and get dressed. Kailey is a rooper at getting herself ready in the morning. Her motivation - not wanting to miss the glorious bus. She hate it when I take her to school. Loves riding the bus and chatting with her little friends.

Anyway, I'm glad I don't have to take books to classes- I'm so lazy that way.

Oh and I am really excited about seeing friends I haven't talked to since last semester.

Oh and the biggy- nervous about whay might take place regarding two girls a few of us turned in for chating on a midterm and final last semester. YIKES! We may have to testify in front of the board with them in the room!

Ok, need to try and sleep.
post #30 of 140
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Where are you attending? OSU?
SOU: Southern Oregon University
post #31 of 140
Classes start back up tomorrow a.m.
Clincals start back up already the next day.

I dooonnnnn'tttttt wwwwwwaaaaaannnnnnnaaaaaa gggggggoooooooooo!

I was just getting all nice and comfy and relaxed on break!

I'm too nervous and wont be able to sleep all night....ugh. Getting too old for this education stuff!
post #32 of 140
good luck to all ou mamas starting back this week. Mine doesn't start until the 29th, so I have a bit more time to continue going through things (i.e. getting rid of junk!) before the big move and the baby. I am trying to sell some of my daughters old clothes on the TP for the first time, so we will see how that goes. I might just bundle some of them up on the weekend and do an ebay listing. Gotta save money for the baby while school takes my money!

Anyways, how do you all work out cihldcare for your classes? When I go (hopefully) to OU in the fall, I will have to figure out an arrangement. With the baby only 2.5 months when I begin, it's going to be difficult.
post #33 of 140
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Hey Chel,

Yeah for getting most of your application done. I need to apply to the School of Education this semester as well- oy!

What kind of field work are you doing this semester?
Thanks. It's due by noon on Friday. I'll probably be ready to submit by Tues.

I don't know about the field work yet, I'll have to see what the professor requires this term. Last semester I was working with a DV advocate which was interesting but my supervisor went on medical and things just fell apart. I don't think I want to stay with this agency for my field again, it's too disorganized. We'll see, I think I have until the end of the month to find a placement.

Good luck.
post #34 of 140
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Mamas, have any of you had to regularly leave a class early? I have a class that will end at 4:45pm, which is the same time the childcare... Anyone ever have to deal with this? How did your prof. react?
Thanks,
I hear ya on the CC issue, my CC ends an hour before one of my classes on Tues so we've had to manage some creative juggling. (Either DH or my parents picks the kids up and then picks me up)
In my classes it's departmental policy that anyone who comes late or leaves early gets marked down by one grade per two absences. Some professors will let it slide if you're a good student and others will suggest that you take the class another time. I'd just talk to the professor and see how they feel. Good luck!
post #35 of 140
Lurking for now: still awaiting admission decision, still on childcare waiting list and hoping they have subsidies available this semester, still have to go visit said childcare center Once I'm admitted, I'll have to figure out the loans ordeal. At least my application fee is about to be waivered, and that's all I know! :

And classes start in two weeks :
post #36 of 140
I have no idea when classes start again... probably should get on that. I did register... I'm taking The History of Anthropology, Current Issues in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (or something like that... it'a an overview course), and Advanced Medical Anthropology. The med anth course is at the professor's home, which should be fun. It's a seminar course and everyone in the program has to take it each time it's offered, so everyone in the med ath program will be there... I think there are 8 of us, but everyone is ahead of me yearwise and most are PhD students... so I'm going to learn a ton.

After spring semester, I'll only need 12 credits for my masters, and 6 can be Reading and Research for my thesis, so really only two more classes... and we're hoping that my daughter will start taking classes at the same university in the fall, so we can be students together.

Life is good...

dar
post #37 of 140
All you mamas that started today, how was your first day?
post #38 of 140
well, nothing like jumping back in full throttle. We were just coming back from a break, not starting a new term tho... I got to school around 7:30am and didn't get home until 6ish... Today is going to be a repeat of that only I probably won't be home until closer to 8.

Welcome to all the mama's new to the thread!
post #39 of 140
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SOU: Southern Oregon University
Oh, I was thinking Oregon State
Although I prefer U of O - GO DUCKS!
post #40 of 140
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I only have one class today. It's at 2 p.m. and I am sure going to be exhausted! I opened the center at 6:30 this morning and worked until 10:30. Now I am desperately trying to read a chapter for one of my classes and take notes. I am about to fall asleep.

My body is telling me to nap, and I just may do that so I'll be able to drive to and from school without falling asleep on the road.

I can read after class and ask Mark to pick Kailey up from after school care.

I have another chapter in another class to read and want to get a head start on reading for another class.

The class I have today is Principles of Literary Study.

My first day was actually boring. it was all about the syllabus in each class. The most exciting part about the day is that I bought a Vera Bradley bag and wallet- WOOHOO! Mark said, "you could have made that just as well!" he is probably right, but i't wouldn't have had the Vera ribbon attached to it
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