As this long semester, which followed a first long semester draws to a close, I finally feel like there may just be an end in site to my seemingly endless pursuit of education. This is my last semester spent filled with classes. I finally will be student teaching next semester (and to prove just how good my education actually has been, I edited out student teachering, knowing that teachering is not a real word). I’m soon to be done with driving to Eau Claire an average of four days a week. That added up to 12 hours in the car a week, which means I spent the equvilant of two full days out of every month in my car. That’s a depressing thought if I ever had one. But those days are done.
I will go from spending 12 hours a week in a car to spending 5 hours a week in a car. That’s a big improvement in my book. A huge improvement, a monumental improvement. I’m gaining 7 hours a week. That’s seven hours a week that I can spend knitting (or more likely writing lesson plans).
In the course of getting things done, I’m haven’t been putting the time and energy into knitting that I should be. I’ve been focused much more on school (understandable, but depressing). However in another week and a day, I’ll be able to devote much more time to my creative endeavors, and much less time to academic persuits. Well, until that stupid summer class, that’ll take up a good portion of a week.
I’ve managed to create some more squares for my sock yarn blanket, that is about all that fits into the windows of spare time I can create right now. I’ve knit only about two rows on my black socks and done next to nothing on my cardigan.
Even though I have yet to contact my cooperating teachers, I’ve already started making plans for my student teaching next fall. Not so much the lessons I want to teach, but more of planning for time managment. My goal is to spend the summer organizing my class materials so that I have resources available to me when I start. I also want to chronical my experiences, so I’m