Monday, August 30, 2010

Don't worry!!

Don't worry, we are still alive!!! Things have been insanely busy since school started back. Matt is still excelling in the fire academy and I am trying to keep my head above water at school. I will update with a better post soon!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I hate to be a "Debbie Downer"

I really hate to be a "Debbie Downer" but ......summer officially ends this week!! I can't believe how fast it flew by once again. I am sad that we didn't get to see the ocean this summer, but once Matt gets out of the Fire Academy, we will be planning a vacation FOR SURE!!! The 2010-2011 school year going to be a super busy one for me!!

I have started back to school to work on my Educational Specialist (EdS) degree. This is the degree that will get me one step closer to earning my Doctorate Degree. I am really hoping that I can keep the motivation to get my Doctorate.....because I really like the sound of "Dr. Dorminy!" I am enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, where I will attend classes one Saturday a month until next August. It is about a 2 hour drive, so I am going to be getting up SUPER early on class days to make it to Ducktown, TN by 7:45, but I think it will be well worth it! My degree will be in Curriculum and Instruction and is not special ed specific. I think it is going to be kind of fun to study something other than "special ed" for once!!

In the world of teaching, I am going to have 12 4th and 5th grade students in my class this school year. I am really excited to have 3 girls!! I am typically over run with boys! This is the lowest number of students that I have had in my class in several years, so I am super pumped about this too! I had 15 kids last year and 18 the year before! I have also been named a "Mentor Teacher" for the Gwinnett County Special Ed Department, which ultimately means that I have a lot more meetings to attend. I will be mentoring new teachers and helping them get their classes up and running this school year!

Between my job, going back to school, and Matt finishing up his "school" at the Fire Academy, I think it is safe to say that this year is going to FLY by as fast as the summer did!!!