Re-cap: Last week I was busy...but getting in the swing of things...
This week's re-cap:
This semester I am taking 13 credit hours, which doesn't sound like a lot...but I am actually taking 5 courses.
Elementary Music (2 hours). The focus this week is on qualities of a good teacher focusing on the following topics: teaching presence, voice, expression and carriage, eye contact and scanning of class, enthusiasm and energy, and preparation. We also took notes for our midterm coming up next week. Midterm already? :) More recorder and a paper to read entitled, "Children's Literature as a Springboard for Music."
Advanced Instructional Technology (3 hours). No class this week. I did get my picture files and video files completed. :)
Math for Elementary Ed & Middle School Teachers I (3 hours). I got an A on my first exam. Super happy about that... This week we had three sections to discuss and when you discuss three section, guess how much homework you have? Yep...you guessed it three sections...plus activities...plus common core standards. Yikes! It's okay though as the topic makes sense. Yay! We learned how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in multiple ways. It was a fun class.
Homework left: Three sections of homework (both online and in the book)
Field & Lab Biology (3 hours). Took the Second Exam. Let's just say on the lab portion I could not remember the state bird or the state tree...I said Eastern Meadowlark instead of Western Meadowlark for the bird and instead of Cottonwood I said Eastern Redbud. At least I tried. :) The written exam had me scratching my head and asking "Huh?" hence the title of the post this week. Let's just say I was not as prepared as I thought I was...especially when the words heterotroph, autotroph, metabolism, and cellular respiration (in detail, not just general) was discussed. I'm sure I passed, but I hope it was "You got an A" pass instead of "You just made it...barely" pass.
Next week: No class on Thursday...instead a trade off for a Saturday "Free Resource Workshop."
Elementary Art (2 hours). This week we looked at Chapter's 1 & 2 in the book dealing with elements of art and what a school that encompasses art would look like to the outside observer. I created a Van Gogh Still Life for my art lesson and project. It was fun to make...colored chalk is very forgiving.
So...next week, I will only be in class on M-W and on Saturday.
Mama Mindy :)