Well, another semester just passed. Yup, that was Spring 2013.
With 16 credits, 5 courses - EDUC 238, ENGL 340, PSYC 220, MATH 221, and KIN 223.
It has been a busy crazy fun enjoyable BITTERSWEET Semester.
Let’s start with EDUC238, this Developmentally Appropriate Practice - is the Early Childhood Course where we get to go outside and actually volunteer in daycares. Though it sucks to have no dinner and nap time, I enjoyed every moment I spent with the children. However, at the end of it I found out something that is very disturbing and unpleasant, but really, it is a lesson to learned, and though it is very disappointing I still thank you for the whole experience. It helps me get stronger, of course (:
ENGL 340 - My first ever 300 level courses! The realization of actually getting all serious with Uni. Thought I wouldn’t struggle as much with Children Literature, but it is actually a lot more than I expected! It hit me a bit late (into midterm) to realize that 300 level courses are of course much more demanding and academically challenging. Though it was a lot of readings and reports, by the end of it I actually realized that reading is one of the hidden passion, and this course opened my eyes to a brand new perspective - how important books are and how valuable the lessons they teach you. I absolutely enjoyed the course, and couldn’t thank prof. H more for being such into the materials to make it even more enjoyable (: I enjoyed every single book and planning to keep all of them! plus, got to volunteer at Youth Writing Festivals is a new college experience!
PSYC 220 - Marriage and Family, interesting topic, taking Psychology definitely makes you think about human, and thoughts - quite a lot. With that, enough said.
MATH 221 - I would say Math for Elementary Teacher definitely helps in putting you into the students’ shoes: THIS COURSE IS TOUGH. I still have 2 more Math courses to go, and though the materials scare me, I am thankful for FUNNIEST crack up prof. T and my friends - for all the study stress hyper sesh we shall continue on more!
KIN 223 - Prolly one of the most interactive chillest moving FUN class. Movement is important, dances brainbreaks stretches and YOU NAME IT. Anything that helps students learn better: This class provides!
The reasons why this semester is remarkable - IT MARKS MY SECOND YEAR IN UNIVERSITY, WHICH MEANS I AM LITERALLY, HALFWAY THROUGH GETTING OUT IN THE REAL SOCIETY. Pretty excited plus super freaked out ._. Let’s not go there!
Another one is: I prolly spent most of my LIFE at LIBRARY - FUN.
This semester is about growing up and learning new responsibility: Dealt with my first ever adult stuff renting apartment to paying to signing a lease: now I am super excited about that!
Practiced driving, though I don’t consider that under control yet, I’m improving :) or trying to.
Now a crew leader - locking up at dark night alone is definitely scary, but I am trying to be braver, yes trying so hard. And locking up has it’s own fun! definitely ;)
This semester is absolutely a growing up experience, and I cannot thank everyone enough for supporting and getting me through it, teaching guiding accompanying and whatever it is that you do.
How would I ever get through these days alone?
Spring 2013 - Grand Rapids, MI
ps. SUMMMEERRR IS HEEERREEEE! :)
If 5 days doesn’t seem to be enough, I think 120 hours should do it.
1 school day, 3 finals, 2 take home, driving, moving out, PLUS LIFE.
I can do this through Him who gives me strength. - Phil 4:13