I am taking two ESOL Endorsement courses this semester. The ESOL Endorsement is the core subject for my Master's of Education degree. I am thankful that I am easing into the routine of school with these courses- I think I will be mainly working on this endorsement during this academic year (will double check that tomorrow; brain is shutting down for the night). In the summer I will start working on classes for the actual MEd.
Anyway... besides all of that not-too-thrilling information, I'm going to reiterate the 'thankful' aspect: I am thankful because it doesn't sound like these endorsement classes will be too rigorous. There will be a 10-15 page research paper in the course I'm taking on Tuesday nights, but that's still manageable in my opinion. I think back on those darn work samples (which were at least 70 pages!) and know that I'm capable of quite a bit. And anyone else that has earned their teaching license through the state of Oregon should understand...
I think the more I get into this routine, the more excited and accepting I will be of the Fall. Now that I have been to one class I'm curious as to what I will learn in the other on Thursday. I'm looking forward to meeting more fellow educators and possibly making some new friends.
This new transition should be a good one. Thank you Elizabeth for reminding me about all of those delightful moments of the Fall-- just the thought of pumpkin pie makes my mouth water. Yum! Know that I will soon be enjoying this other favorite season of mine. Just have to do that transition thing. ;-)
Hope you all are having a great day and a happy August 31st! Tomorrow we start the exciting month of September. Wow!