~so i started my Practicum last Thursday.
~i will be at a local high school all day Thursdays and 1/2 the day on Fridays (hence no Twitter/Email/Computer time for me)
~anyway, I am completely blown away by the changes in high school compared to when I attended...back in the stone ages.
(1) students get a syllabus for each class, take it home & their parents sign it....in essence, they know what they need to do for the course etc...you know like IN COLLEGE!!! I thought syllabi only existed at the college level...not anymore!!
(2) scheduling...holy moly...how confusing is this...there are "blocks", "cores" and "classes"...wth is the difference? I still don't know but I think I'll know in a month or so. Back when I went to high school, it was pretty simple...6 hours, each hour was a different class...not too hard to figure out.
(3) lunch!! we could NOT leave the building without an act of God...nowadays kids can leave for lunch or even better...have their dad drop off Subway...how freakin' cool is that? Oh yeah..and they have vending machines in the hallways...i don't think vending machines had been invented yet when I went to high school (kidding...but we didn't have any in school, that's for sure)
I'm sure there will be many more shocking changes to come as I get used to my new "workplace"...
Oh and I lost .8 lbs this past week to bring my grand total to 15lbs!!! Hooray!! That should definitely make a difference in my running ability come March 7th!!!