Nervous but excited

Tomorrow is THE DAY!! Prac starts tomorrow and I cannot wait!! The next 3 weeks will be long, they’ll be hard and exhausting but every minute will be so worth it!!
I’ve been told that my mentor is quite tech savvy and if this is true, I’m so thankful!! I need someone with patience and understanding when it comes to new technologies, and learning it online doesn’t help, I need some one who can go through things with me in a slow and methodical way.
With my first lesson planned, and a hectic morning planned for my first day, I’m looking forward to waking up and getting started. Good luck to, everyone else on the first day of prac and most importantly have fun and ENJOY yourselves!!

Thankful . . .

Today I am so thankful for ICTs! Its Thursday morning and after so much toing and froing, backing and forthing, I have finally been successful in setting up a suitable time with my Mentor to come in and meet her.

I initially made contact with the Deputy Principal, via email, on Monday night, and because of NAPLAN (oh thank goodness we start prac after NAPLAN!) I didn’t get to talk to her until Tuesday evening. With a 4 year old and a 5 and a half year old just home from school and kindy, both demanding my attention. That was fun!

So then the toing and froing, backing and forthing began with my mentor. And after a number of emails, we have finally pinned down a time. Now to right a series of questions for me to ask her in order to get started on my lesson plans and the 3rd and final assignment for ICT.

Where oh where would I be without emails rights now!? Playing phone tag maybe?

Yay!!

So as many of you are aware, prac info is up . . . And I got year 5!! I’m so excited to meet my mentor and start on Monday. Upon speaking to the deputy principal for my school, she alerted me to the fact that my mentor is a pro with ICTs. Score!! I’m hoping that where my skills are lacking, my mentor can help. 
It’s all I can do not to jump up and down . . . I’m keen to get into the school and start. I know that by the end of prac, doing the running around for 2 young children, by myself, I will be utterly exhausted and have earned my holidays, but I know it will be worth it. Prac is always worth it . . . When it gets you that much closer to the end goal. At the end, it will be my 3rd prac, and it will be 3 down, 3 to go. 
And who doesn’t love when the start of your lifelong dream is in sight!?

Glitch . . .

Don’t you just love glitches?!?! I attempted to set up an account for Cybersmart in order to start and finish the Connect.ed modules, I kept getting sent around and around in circles. It just would not let me log in with my e-mail and password. I began to get increasingly frustrated . . .

So I created an account using a personal e-mail, not my Uni e-mail as explicitly requested. And it worked! So, thats the one I’ve gone with. Hardly what was asked of me, but what can you do in a situation like that?!

Now to work my way through the modules . . . here’s hoping there are no more glitches!!

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Getting excited

With prac just over a week away, I’m now beginning to get SO excited!! No matter how tired I am, or how disillusioned I become during the semester, prac always restores my passion for teaching. It is those few weeks that remind me why I started studying again and who I do it for. 
I’m hoping that I get either grade six, or prep, even year one. My previous pracs have been grade 3 & grade 4, I want to push myself and experience something new. I REALLY want senior school, as I have a bit of experience with childcare aged children, but no matter what I get, I know I will enjoy myself.
Here hoping the prac office releases the prac placements on InPlace soon, I don’t particularly look forward to finding out with less than a week to go!