Today, the zoo was fun. There were wild animals and wild students. My cooperating teacher, the inclusion teacher and I walked around with this one little boy. Let’s call him Antonio. (more…)
So week 5 was a bit stressful, I had a bunch of papers due and not very much free time to do so because of working. I knew summer classes were going to be a lot, but I took on too much with work, I’m just glad I survived and hopefully my grades reflect the amount of work I did put in, along with the 3 all-nighters I pulled just to get all my work done throughout the 5 weeks. (more…)
Week 4, I’m going crazy. Had to pull an all nighter to get all of my homework done, working 46 hours wasn’t a great choice, but I got to look at the pluses, money for NYC. My friend has a sublet from July 1st to August 1st, so this girl is going to spend a month in NYC, and hopefully if I can get a full time position, I will be staying. I’ve already started looking for jobs, even though I’ve been looking for well over a year, I’m going into over drive. I’m super excited to see my friends and old roommates and just be back in New York, even though it may not be permanent. (more…)
So I apologize for being a slacker when it comes to updating my blog, I’m going to try to go back and fill you all in, on the last couple weeks, so I will be posting a couple of blogs in a row. Week 3, summer session is flying by, it’s crazy. I’m really loving one of my classes, and the other one, the professor is clearly new to this online teaching thing, so they’re a bit disorganized and that sort of bugs me. I also agreed to work a lot of hours, which is great in terms of money, but doesn’t leave a lot of time left for homework or sleep. (more…)
Last weekend, I went to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, UK. This outdoor theatre was built in 1930 and carved into the side of a mountain. Beyond the stage, the audience is fortunate enough to look out at the Atlantic Ocean! We saw a modern adaptation of the Canterbury Tales. The show was funny and entertaining, the weather was gorgeous, and the view was breathtaking!
And to think- that was only the START of our weekend! After the show, we were taken down to the Porthcurno Beach which was as beautiful as the beaches I saw in Australia! We then drove through an old fisherman town called Mousehole, an old mining town called Batallack, and ended at night in Sennen Cove. After a night at the pub scarfing down fish and chips, we woke up he next morning to a gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean.
We then walked along the coast to Land’s End. Land’s End is the westernmost point of England, and the closest point to New York (precisely 3,147 miles)! Here, we enjoyed even more scenic views, and stood by the English First and Last House. They call it this because for those who travel by sea, it is the first house they see as they arrive on land, and the last house they see as they depart by water. We finished the day by visiting St. Ives which is a lovely, historic town right on the water. We met up with a few teachers from Hyde Park (the school we are working at), and enjoyed the sunny weather.
On Sunday, the weather was very stereotypically English. In other words, it started to rain early in the morning and didn’t let up until the following day! Thankfully, our day trip to Bath, UK involved mostly indoor things. First, we visited the Roman Baths. Transformed into a fascinating museum, we were able to see replicas and remains dating back to the 19th century. The best part about this, is the museum would take a remain (part of a statue, for example) and project around the remain, and image of what the rest of the statue looked like when it was in tact. They also provided us with a voice recorder so we could listen to descriptions of the many things we were looking at. We then went to the Bath Fashion Museum as well as the Jane Austen Museum. The day was full of fun facts, and the rain didn’t deter us from any of our plans!
It just gets better and better!!