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I know, I'm getting ahead of myself here- but not by much. Advising will actually take place next week for Fall 2008.<br><br>
Fall is my last semester involving classwork. My last semester is Spring and I will be student teaching and attending the seminar for student teaching.<br><br>
Choosing classes for Fall has been tricky. I have THREE classes that I must take this semester. Journalism Production (only offered MF 10-11:15 AM) and The teaching of Literature and Speech (only offered M 6:30-9:30 PM) and an English class. I have chosen Contemporary Literature for this (MWF 12:30-1:20).<br><br>
It's 45 minutes to campus and with gas pricing rising Dh is freaking out. He has been recommended to come back to the school he is teaching at now, but it is 35 minutes away in SC. He thinks he may have to find a job closer, but really wants to stay in one place for a few years.<br><br>
I'm stressed because I want him to be comfortable with the amount of driving to campus I need to do.<br><br>
So, to keep my status full time I have chosen these classes on these days, along with 2 online courses for a total of 13 credits).<br><br>
Journalism Production MF 10-11:15 AM<br>
Contemporary Literature MWF 12:30-1:20 PM<br>
The Teaching of Literature and Speech M 6:30-9:30 PM<br>
History of North Carolina (that I know nothing about) ONLINE<br>
Intro to Music Appreciation (I needed a filler class) ONLINE - though I may switch this out if I find a more appropriate and interesting class)<br><br>
So, what about you mamas?
 

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So will you stay on campus for the Monday evening class, or go home and come back?
 

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My question was the same as MamaJen's. If you stayed and made good use of that time, you could stay all day Monday and get tons of work done.<br><br>
Also, you may want to be careful with Music Appreciation. At some places, it's super-easy and a gimme, but at other schools, it can be fairly daunting, particularly if you can't identify various eras of music.
 

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MamaJen- I'll stay all day Monday and get work done.<br><br>
I'll go early Wednesday and do student tutoring or observations in a local school (I have 10 hours of tutoring and 5 hours of observations required for my Teaching class). Fridays the same deal. I can tutor/observe from 8-9:45 AM. MWF.<br><br>
TWRF I'll be able to get off campus and get home in time to pick up Kailey from school, which will eliminate the need for childcare on those days.<br><br>
After registration my friend and I will talk about helping each other out with picking up kids. Her classes are only on Tues and Thurs for Fall so she could pick Kailey up after school Monday and keep her until Mark comes home from teaching. Then I could pick her kids up from school or meet them at the bus stop on Tues and Thurs.<br><br>
I think that plan will rock. Then we just need to work around the kids days off for teacher work days (they are ALWAYS on M or F, sometimes W). I do have back up care though (the lady who watches Kailey now).<br><br>
My friend Jen took the same intro class and loved it. Said it was really basic and a true "intro".<br><br>
I've taken poetry, art and lit classes that emphasised "eras" and the great thing is that there were always similar changes taken place at the same time in all three. In art we talk about music and art changes happening at the same time, as well as architectural changes.<br><br>
I think the clss will be alright.
 

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Ok, final schedule all revised and approved by my advisor.<br><br>
Mondays<br>
>10:00-11:15 JRN 182<br>
>12:30-1:20 ENG 315 British Romance Literature<br>
>2:30-3:45 ENG 206-001 World Lit After 1660<br>
>6:30-9:30 EED 389 Teaching Lit and Speech (3)<br>
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>Tuesdays- No Classes<br>
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>Wednesdays<br>
>12:30-1:20 ENG 315<br>
>2:30-3:45 ENG 206 (3)<br>
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>Thursdays<br>
>6:00-9:00PM PHS 110 (off campus at Richmond Community College) (3)<br>
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>Fridays<br>
>10:00-11:15 JRN 182 (1)<br>
>12:30-1:20 ENG 315 (3)<br><br>
Only 13 loverly credits and time enough for classroom observations.<br><br>
I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to get my graduation/internship packet taken care of- yikes!<br><br>
Oh and I'll be teaching 9th grade English (genres) - WOOHOO!!!
 

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Looks like a good schedule with what you had to work with.<br><br>
My Fall 2008 enrollment appointment was this past Monday. The only classes I *need* to take for my degree are specific to my major but they are in the morning. My daughter is in a special education preschool program and next year will be her 3rd year and it is only in the afternoon.<br><br>
So instead of trying to either a) find an all-day preschool program that accepts children on the autism spectrum out-of-district that didn't cost oodles of money or b) trying to find a daycare center for 3 mornings a week near her school I decided to c) take a foo foo online course at the University to hold my catalog.<br><br>
As long as I take one course in the Fall and one in the Spring, I won't have my graduation requirements changed on me. So in the Fall I'll be taking Orientation to Educating Exceptional Children. Sounded interesting and my mom/sis are teachers and I'm the momma to a couple of exceptional kiddos, including one who is twice exceptional so figured it might fall into the "foo foo" category for me hehe.
 

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Oh, right on. I'm glad you have a less stressful semester coming up. The World Lit and Physical Science are requirements for Gen Ed- grrr! I am so thankful that I can put them in for Fall. I graduate Spring of 09 so would not have any other semester to finish them.<br><br>
This schedule also allows me to pick Kailey up from school at least two days a week. We have a mama who cares for now Tues and Thurs who can watch her on MWF next semester. We will be paying a bit more (I don't think DH realizes that) because Kailey's school generally has teacher work days and holidays on MWF.<br><br>
But, it should all work out in the end.
 

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A tip for the music appreciation class: scan through the materials and all early on. If you have some music experience (choir, band, piano lessons), it should be fine. If not, see how the first unit goes. Some students really struggle online to tell the difference between one piece of music and another (or even between a trumpet and a flute). They tend to do better in a classroom setting. If you dive in early you'll be able to pull out and choose something else before the drop/add deadline.
 

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I have been looking forward to the Fall of 2008 since the Fall of 2007, when I decided to quit my boring-arse job and return to school for a career change. (I am still at my job, so I have just been waiting..... waiting..... waiting.....) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Assuming all goes well with financial aid and such, I will be starting an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program in the fall. Classes are condensed into Wednesday nights, Thursdays, Fridays and one Saturday a month. Increasing clinic time will put me there more often as I get farther into the program.<br><br>
The classes I will be taking:<br>
Introduction to Chinese Herbology<br>
Meridians and Points I<br>
Oriental Medicine Theory I<br>
Musculoskeletal Anatomy<br>
Chemistry for Health Sciences (I am hoping to pass a challenge test so I don't have to take this class)<br>
Clinical Observation I<br><br>
I also have to drive ~40 minutes. Yuck.
 
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