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I posted my blog today.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I posted my blog today. Some pictures of my volunteer day!

http://blog.weyrcat.com/2012
/10/volunteering-teacher-i
ntern-and-exams.html

Last Saturday I volunteered at a local elementary school and helped prune their butterfly garden and weed the lasagna garden.

The whole project was a lot of fun. At the end the girls presented the volunteers with green apple pins to thank us for our work on the Green Apple Day of Service! I've tacked it up with my medals and patches. Definitely something I'd like to repeat!

Student-Teacher Interning:
I started my internship at a local elementary school! I'll spend one day a week for eight weeks in a 9th grade Biology classroom. The teacher is super cool and actually completed her internship through the same program I'm in, in the same school! It's her second year of teaching and she has so much insight as to what the first year is like and the changes that she made in her own outlook in order to survive moving into the second year.

Exams: 78% Genetics, Unreleased Organic Chem 1.
Last week I took my first Genetics exam and didn't do half as well as I thought I would. I scored a 78%. "Oh, but it's a high C, almost a B!" Yes, but it's NOT a B. The saddest part is knowing exactly where I went wrong and knowing it was 100% preventable. No, not studying "more". The professor posts up practice problems, word problems of course, and I did exactly zero of them. I allowed myself to get "behind" and blamed it on the family stress we've have lately and then when it came time to catch up I burned through the chapters but didn't do any practice. Having knowledge isn't enough, one must apply it properly. I'm on way to to correct that habit for the next exam, which happens to be this upcoming Wednesday.

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