Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crazy Times

Sorry I haven't made a post in a while, I have been BUSY!

I had a comprehensive final to study for Tuesday. Of course we had the last test before the final the Friday before. Then last Tues. I find out that I need to sign up to get approved to take a practice test for the TExES Generalist. Umm...I haven't studied at all by that point.  So by Monday I had to meet with a lady and convince her that I am ready to take this practice test.


So if you are a little stressed reading this then you know how I feel!

Well I took the practice test on Thursday. I need a 80% in order for them to approve me to take the real test in Oct. For the real test, you only need 70% to pass. They figure if you can do 80% on the practice you can surely pass the real test.

Well...I made a 77%. 3 points away. Ugh. I was happy though that if that was the real test I would have passed!  I am happy that God allowed me to do so well :)

Oh, I also got my student teaching assignment! *smile/nervous smile*

I will be doing my student teaching at Quail Valley Elementary (FBISD)! I will have 2nd grade and then 5th grade!

I read my assignment and was like *EEK* 5th grade!! I've never taught higher than 4th. However I talked to Joey (he is so wise and can always calm me down) and he reminded me that it will be good experience! By the time I will graduate, I would have worked with K, 2, 4, and 5th graders :)
*EDIT 08/28*
   I have 1st grade and 4th grade!! :D The paperwork was wrong! Yay!! 5th grade would have been fine, but I am so relieved that I have 4th grade!

I am excited and scared about what is coming with this new step!

Scared because this is it! After this, I have to grow up and get a job! That will be the last step in growing up. Sounds silly, since I'm married and have a house...both which are really "grown up" things. However graduating college is the final step for me into adulthood. I don't know if that makes sense, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who has felt this way!

I am excited also for what is to come! That also scares me, but I know this is what God wants me to do with my life! I can feel it, the naturalness of it, when I get into the classroom! At first I am nervous, then I get over the newness, and I am ok :)
I am excited about graduating, about the paycheck that will come with this new job, about having my own classroom!

I have looked at student teaching as a scary thing so far. Something that will make me wake up early, make me nervous, challenge me. However I should remind myself that this is the journey God has set out for me! I should be excited that I am doing something that God has called me to do! He will not put more on my plate than I can handle!

What an amazing God we have!

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