Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I love my school!

Today was my first day of class! Last night Meghan and I went to Walmart to get a few last minute items for this week. I found Alice in Wonderland notebooks and yes, I got them :) I worried a little that I wouldn't get up in this morning because I haven't had to be up early in so long. I didn't get up when I originally planned but I got up early and didn't have to rush getting ready and was even a little early to class.

This class was not one I was particularly looking forward to. It's called College Success and it's the only Gen Ed class I have this quarter. It sounds kinda hokey but we all have to have it. Turns out, I dont think it's going to be so bad. I really enjoyed the class. We had to get up and speak in front of the class and it didn't really bother me. I really hope I'm getting used to speaking in front of crowds...I had to do a lot of that in my childcare classes. The class structure was really, really relaxed. I'm not sure if that's because that's how this class is, how IADT is, because it's the first day or because our teacher, Mrs. Jones had been out of town for the past month. Whatever the reason I was surprised by this. Mrs. Jones was in and out getting things straight and running off more pages of stuff and the people in class were really relaxed about it too. We got a 30 minute break- which would have been enough time for me to come home, type this blog and go back- a little over halfway through and when we got back we got our homework for chapter one- though we really didn't cover anything. It's SUPER easy. You know when teachers go through the chapters and pick out sentences and leave blanks, or have a bunch of listing questions which the answers are in the headings? That's what this was. That's my kind of homework ;) (legit though, that's how I learn- writing)
I finished the entire packet before I left. So now all I have to do is a little project.

Thursday I have drawing and that is my most intimating class. I draw some so I'm a little excited, it's just not my strongest area. Friday is storyboarding. I am by far most excited about that class. It is going to be AWESOME- I hope. I've met that teacher and he seems really cool. He's one of those people who has been in the field, made more money than I ever want to and now finds more satisfaction in teaching than doing. Cool little fact about him: You know those Dance Dance Revolution games in arcades? He designed the girl who gives the tutorial. Anyways, I'm pretty pumped about that class. Finally on Monday I have Design Fundamentals. I'm excited about that too.

So there's an update on my first day. I'm really excited about this and I really love how they have their classes set up. I think I've mentioned before the gen ed classes are bigger- around maybe 20 and the core classes (major focused) are much smaller. This means I have basically every class with James Taylor and at least 4 others whose names are not quite as easy to remember. So that's probably more than you wanted to know, but my parents read this too you guys, and they dont have great reception at the lake. Boo them ;)



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