So, here I am at the end of my third semester here at the U of R… and it feels both amazing and strange. My lovely mother pointed out to me the other day that I only have 4 more semesters at the university (as one will be spent in a school for my internship in my 4th year)! It is crazy to think that after this next semester is over, I will have completed HALF of my DEGREE! I know I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I would post some photos in order to show you my semester! Enjoy! 🙂
This is my floor’s bulletin board in residence, which I made for my RA job at the University. In true teacher fashion, I had to make a cute little theme, and later added a speech bubble for the polar bear saying, “The COOLEST place to be!” Puns for the win.
This is the masterpiece that I made during my “Jackson Pollock Painting” event in residence. This was SO fun to make, and below is what it looked like AFTER the splattering! What a fun (but messy) project to do with younger kids, too!
I also had the privilege of watching my alma mater (and my little sister) win volleyball provincials! It was even more exciting, as my hometown was hosting the event AND it was the women’s team’s first time to ever MEDAL – and they got gold! Definitely a proud moment for a veteran Wildcat. 🙂
My mentee and I made these crazy ‘foldovers’ and we both had a blast. He is very into zombies and robots, in case you didn’t notice – haha. I remember doing these in art class in school, so I was happy to try it out on my ‘guinea pig’ and it will definitely be a favourite activity for my future classroom.
In between all of these super fun activities, I actually buckled down and got some serious work done – believe it or not! I wrote two term papers and had a binder full of practicum assignments from my KIN 120 class (pictured below).
During my frequent Instagram scroll-throughs, I found this and fell in love with it. It’s so strange to see these things said in these contexts, but in relation to mental illness, we hear things like this all the time. It really made me step back and think…
To get into the holiday spirit, my mentee and I made a gingerbread house for our last session together for 2013! It is so hard to believe that another year is almost over. And finally, in order to celebrate the end of classes, my friend and I dressed up as presents! 🙂 So to anyone who stuck around long enough in order to get to the bitter end of this post: Happy Holidays, or Merry Christmas, or Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa or Happy Whatever-You-Choose-To-Celebrate-Or-Not-Celebrate! Have a lovely holiday season and cheers to a brand new year full of even more awesome memories to come!