Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Some Good News and Some Bad News

The good news?

I found out where I'll be doing my student-teaching internship this coming fall!! I also got the grade I requested! (5th.)

The bad news? It is neither the school I requested, nor is it in the city I requested. We are allowed to make requests, and they say they will honor them if possible, but it's not guaranteed. I knew this going in, but...

I requested a particular school that is very close to my house. Additionally, I said that if I was not able to obtain a placement at that school to please place me at a school in my own city because I would be having to take my son to a babysitter every morning.

They put me in a school in the next city over. Grr. Now, it's not really that far because down here, the cities sort of bump right into each other, but it happens to be in the opposite direction of the babysitter's house.

Good news? Hubby said he would take care of dropping off Lance in the mornings so I wouldn't be in a mad rush at 6:30 am. (So Holly? You'll get a little longer to sleep each morning!)

I'm happy to know where I will be, just a little frustrated that they didn't honor either one of my requests. Did they even read my "special considerations" portion of my application? I think not. College faculty just aren't friendly towards students who have children.

Ah, well. It will be over before I know it and I will be a college graduate.



Susan said...

How very frustrating! I don't think people "think" in general sometimes. Like there might be a reason you requested all those considerations...BUT I am so glad to hear that you are working with the grade level you wanted! I have some GREAT Literacy Station stuff if you'd like to try it...just let me know.



Adventures In Babywearing said...

Congrats to you and so good that it's all going to work out!


Awesome Mom said...

That is a bummer, but crongrats on almost being a college grad.

Damselfly said...

You mean now I have to be dressed when Lance gets dropped off?!