Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cohort 11

I have started school and I am loving it. This is my classes bulletin that we get to look at for the next 12 months or so. In the cohort program we complete a 16-week course in one week. That's right...we do the same amount of work that regular 16-week classes do but we complete it all in one week!!!!! I am at UNLV from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday for the next year. The positive side of that is I will have my bachelor's degree in one year!! Seeing how we can finish a 16-week class in one week, I find it hard to believe that professors can stretch the material out into 16 weeks. Why not allow all students the opportunity to fininsh a class like this one and get their degree in a years time?

The first week was rough...only 3 to 4 hours of sleep each night with the exception of Thursday night, which I only got 2 hours of sleep. The work is intense and the "no sleep" this is rough but I've gotten through four weeks so far and I've survived so I think I'll be fine for the duration of the program. (To be honest, the sleep thing has gotten surprisingly I have the whole weekend to recover!) Keep in mind, I am getting paid to go to school full time so there is no slacking off here either...either I do the work and pass or I look for a new job in the school district. After school I will have my special education degree and be able to work as a full time special education teacher! I am so excited to finish FINALLY!!!!! I am extremely nervous to finish as well, that means I will be out in the world teaching my own students.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Last Day at Katz

Friday was my last day at Katz Elementary School. I have been working at Katz Elementary School for approximately a year and a half and I absolutely love it. When I got to the school Friday, on my desk was a huge basket with every kind of school supply you could think of from my co-worker Nicole!! I was so surprised she did something for me. I also received a book at the end of the day that all the students and teachers signed. I hope that when I am done with school I can go back to Katz or find a school that has the same type of caring staff and fun students. I loved working there and will miss going there everyday.

I had one more surprise around lunch time. I recieved a dozen first I thought from the school to say goodbye. Then I actually read the card and found out that my husband sent me flowers to wish me luck on my upcoming program. I was shocked that he sent me flowers because I don't get flowers from him very often. My mom helped him as well, she works at the flower shop where he ordered them. He is THE BEST!!!


Thursday, August 2, 2007


I am getting ready to start school on Monday, August 6th!!! I am getting nervous, but more than anything I am anxious to get started. I am more anxious to finish school though! My husband has been encouraging me to finish school ever since we met and I think he might be more anxious for me to finish than I am. I have been going to school for about 11 years now, usually one or two classes a semester, so I am looking forward to finally finishing school!