textbooks and toddlers

a busy girl studying early childhood education, playing with other people's children, and having fun doing so

Monday, October 09, 2006

All work and no play...

Results in my still not getting very much done!
I think I might be coming down with the lovely illness that caused my time with Miss E on Friday to be cut short (oh the tears! the drama! God forbid I try to wake her up so we could go to the park- the place she's been asking to go to every day!). On the brightside, her sickliness allowed me the opportunity to go to Target (yay!) and spend the money I wasn't making from babysitting her.
If I keep writing about children's vocabulary development I think my head might explode! There are only so many things one can say about the topic. It seems pretty obvious to me that the quantity and quality of the language children are exposed to will influence their vocab. growth... so why am I on my fourth page of reading responses for this class? (which is my favorite class this semester, but this assignment blows!)
Perhaps I should move on to the party that is writing 8 pages about immigration and how it affects public education.

In other news... I took the job babysitting for baby Q. It wont start until next month, but I'm looking forward to it. His mom is super nice and it'll be great to hang out with the babe while she goes to class.

I cannot believe that this school gives us so many fake holidays off! Columbus was a murderer and an idiot (he didn't even realize that this wasn't India!)... we also get the day before Veteran's Day off- I can understand having off if it were actually Vet's Day (which falls on a Saturday this year), but the day before seems like they just wanted another long weekend (which I admit, is a nice thing to have)... The result of these fake Holidays is that Winter break starts later and the rearranging of our class schedule by having Tuesday become a Monday (in our little imaginary reality) which fucks things up for people who work or generally have lives outside this university!

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