Here is the schedule for this post. First I am going to freak out, and then I am going to explain the American education system. Hopefully it won't take too long.
The freak out:
I happily jaunted off to lunch with the English department. It is far too hot here to wear a tweed blazer, but it would have been appropriate. The teachers helped me order my supplies (glue sticks! markers! whee!), and told me how they are all trying to make my life easier as a first year teacher. Then, my mentor teacher paid for my lunch. I am a lucky, lucky girl. Then we went back to the high school and they showed me my classroom for fall semester. It's in the vocational wing and is normally for electronics or something. Who cares? It has windows and seems cozy. You are wondering why this is the freak out? Hold on, it's coming.
So, glowing and floating, I went to my college to register for the summer term. I began filling out the forms and suddenly, my heart literally fell to the pit of my tummy. I needed an extra class during the summer to graduate this term because I started my program later than everyone else. I was going to take on an online ed class to make up the hours, but I didn't have to because the schedule school sent us a month ago indicated that none of the summer classes were offered at conflicting times, so I could take the extra class plus all the normally scheduled classes and life would be grand.
Except they changed the times. And nobody told me. So, now I'm totally screwed. I will be, count them, two hours away from getting my masters. Without those two hours I won't have a masters and I won't be certified, which means I can't have a job. I left a message with the head of my program and told her to call me promptly as I am freaking out, but I haven't heard from her yet.
They've got to do something. Work with me. Give me random credit, let me do the two hours as an independent study, something.
So I wait for the telephone to ring with a very unsettled tummy. What if she's on vacation? I will lose my mind.
Oh yeah, the American Education system. You deserve a new post. Forthcoming.