Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nitty Gritty of it all

Today I started the first really real class of my MA.  The other first class was an orientation, and thank God for it!  There are so many resources available through the UoP College of Education it's redonk!
I called the high school here in Rockledge about starting my observation hours, and I'm waiting to hear back from the assistant principal.  If I don't hear anything by the end of the day tomorrow I'm going to call the Viera high school (which is only 5 minutes from my house). 
Our first assignment for this class is reviewing an article about the common core state standard initiative.  Which is a good thing because I've realized that I have no clue how those standards will impact my career.  I know how they affect my second grader, but not how they will affect me.  From what I've seen so far they don't seem so bad, but we'll see if that opinion changes once I'm more familiar with how they affect the classroom.
Tommy and I are still doing karate, and he still really likes it.  Which is good because I do too! We were going all three days it's offered at the Viera Community Center, but there's a bible study at the church on one of those days that I'd really like to check out. 
Now, I've had the Microsoft Surface Pro for about a month now and I must say I really like it.  I've wanted a tablet for a couple years now, but it always seemed like a superfluous item to have since I had a laptop and a smartphone.  What I really wanted was something that combined the laptop and tablet and the Surface Pro seems to be doing that.  I know a lot of people had an issue with how small the app store is, but it doesn't really bother me.  I have a Note II so I have a mobile device for all the apps I use.  I'm using the touch keyboard for it and while I'm not loving it as much, it gets the job done.  Thinking about saving up for the type one. 

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