The Beginning

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - Posted by Amanda Bast
Today was the first day of my teaching adventures. I don't really know how true that is since I've already taught many lessons (I'm so very wise, you see), but we'll call it that anyway.

I am currently typing on a brand new spanking* laptop, and....well. Let me make a list or two.

Things I Like About New Laptop
-it's new
-Kid Pix plus other various kid-related programs
-built in webcam
-case that has many zippers and compartments

Things I Do Not Like About New Laptop
-I have to bring it with me to class every day
-it's a Toshiba
-all of the neat programs get wiped at the end of the year


My first day of teacher's college taught me a couple of things. First, some teachers ask a lot of unnecessary questions: "Can we use our laptop to check our email when we get home after class?" or "Where do we buy books?" or "Where is the bookstore?". To me these questions are like asking plot-related questions within the first 10 minutes of a movie. Unnecessary, because you'll find out the answer if you are quiet and keep watching. Or in this case, if you commonly buy books in a bookstore.

Another thing I learned today was that the vast majority of teacher's college students are warm, friendly and lovely people. I think...this is going to be good, laptop and all.

Speaking of which, if you have a suggestion for a name for the new beast of a computer, please feel free to leave a comment.