With the beautiful, summer like weather we’ve been having recently in Jersey, it’s really beginning to feel like the semester is winding down. Midterms are over, spring break has past, and there are 7 short weeks until the final exam of my undergraduate career.
Which means I’ve been thinking about TFA a lot more. I finally did my first full day observation that wasn’t at my mom’s school. I got set up in a local school district and I’ll be doing week;y observations (for the most part) with the same class. It’s 2nd grade, and these kids are absolutely precious. They say good morning to me, hug me, hold my hand when we walk in the hall. But more on my observations at a later date.
Right now, I’m wondering about pre institute work. When is it typically sent out? I mentioned earlier that one of my friends had already gotten his, but it doesn’t seem like any of the other regions have. But isn’t this late to send it out? If they expect us to do 2 observations, and you didn’t know that (which a lot of people seem not to), sending out our packets when there are a few weeks left until final exams and then a few more weeks until we leave seems odd — and like poor planning and management.
But maybe that’s just because I’m such a type A, everything has to be laid out weeks in advance, I make an hour by hour schedule of most of my days lest I feel anxious and lost, type of person. (And no, unfortunately I am not kidding)