Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
So, what are the pros and cons for deciding to work in schools instead of the hospitals?
June July Aug,
better benefits (because you are technically a state employee).
you see progress with younger kids (as oppose to working in a nursing home)
lots of vacation days
you can leave earlier (if you don't have about a million things to do which we normally do)
kids are cute
pay is less (but when you consider summers off and all the holidays off its actually pretty close).
high high high caseloads
usually you have to see kids in groups
lots of paperwork
a closet for an office
kids with behavior problems
teachers that won't work with your schedule.
hmm, is it worth it? I don't know, June July and August is a pretty big motivator.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` (¸If at first you don't succeed then, sky diving isn't for you!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
So, Janet said that she would be willing to host the next party/get together. So, I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again.
Oh, and it was fun to see a bunch of you at the summer seminars at Utah State University. Stephanie, Pam, Linda and I got a chance to go out to eat.
talk to you later for now.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Stephanie: "Thinking about graduate school, that just made me laugh. It also reminded me of Dr. Blair's Ed Aud class. I know, I have an odd sense of humor."
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
So, I only have 3 more IEPs this week then only 7 next week. Almost done, as long as our baby doesn't come in the middle of all of that. Lindy has been having a really hard time with this pregnancy (the two little girls don't help much). Our little girls are too young to yet be helpful. At least Sydney is mostly pretty independent. Savannah isn't though, she's a handful. She was absolutely crazy at church. What can you expect from a 15 month old that you are trying to get to sit still? The next couple of months are going to be challenging. Sure, I work for the school district so I'll get time off this summer, but I work at a year round school, so I won't get time off anytime soon. But we have family that will help us out, so we should be just fine.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
So I feel bad for the people who don't have gmail. If you don't you should get it, that will make the constant emailing less annoying. If you still need an invite. I can throw you one. My baby is due June 10th. So today is March 10th, welcome to the third trimester. For those of you who are so concerned about me finishing my CFY, there is no longer need to fret, or stress me out with zillions of Job offers. The private practice I worked for over the summer wants me back as soon as I'm ready, so that's what I'll be doing. I will only need 8 weeks of the minimal 15 hours per week, so that should be doable with a baby (not that I'd know). But anyway, that's the good news.
The headaches are annoying, they say you can sleep them off but that's a bunch of crap (in my case anyway). I end up needing to take tylenol. That's what they say is safe during pregnancy. I don't do it a lot, but I do it when I know I'll need it. Later all! I'll be back in the inter-mountain west in 54 days, WOOT!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Go Genna for getting pregnant first. That is quite a feat! It is too bad about your CFY though. You will get done! Luke and I had to wait until our insurance kicked in to be covered which was one December 1st. The doctor predicted that the baby was actually conceived on Dec 1 or maybe even on Nov 30. Oops! What can I say? We didn't jump the gun at all... NOT! Good thing insurance can't count back that far!!
So when is everyone's due date?
Mine is August 25. And get this. Luke and I met each other at 8:30 in the morning on Aug. 25, 2003 (that is when we all had our first class with Sonia and she made us go around and meet 10 people and get their signatures). Then we got engaged at 8:30 AM on Aug 25, 2004 because Luke planned it that way (so sweet). And now our baby is set to be born Aug 25, 2008. Crazy how things work out huh? It probably won't come on the right day but you never know.
Congrats to everyone. I have to go make some dinner. Is anyone having constant headaches? HELP!
Hope work is going well.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Have a good one, Janet
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Here’s in update on what I found out about applying for your CCCs. There is a paper in the packet that Dr. Foley needs to sign before you can submit your paperwork. I suggest doing it early, because I sent it to he about 2 weeks ago and she hasn’t sent it back. I am just waiting on that before I can submit my paperwork. As far as all the other paperwork goes you have to send in the Rating form you and your supervisor have filled out, your application form to become a member of ASHA, and fork over your $$ ($336 if you were a member of NSSHLA for 2 years). Here is the page on ASHA with all the details-- http://www.asha.org/about/membership-certification/how_to_apply_for_certification.htm. The last page in the Application Instructions and Form for 2005 Speech-Language Pathology Certification Standards is what Dr. Foley has to sign. Hope this helps everyone.
Congrats on all the upcoming babies! Can’t wait to see all the cute pictures! I have some news that I am excited to share, too (no, not pregnant!) but it has to wait for a few more days. Hope everyone is doing well. I am jealous of all you guys who are soaking up the sun right now. Winter has definitely won this year in
Friday, February 22, 2008
I just wanted to let you know that we are officially having..... yes... you guessed.... A BABY!!! YAY! I am suprised that I am only the second in our group to become pregnant. I am due on September 16th. I am currently in my eleventh week, and we got to see the baby last week wiggling around in the ultrasound. It's so exciting. Amazingly, I have felt really good. Very little sickness. How is everyone else doing? Almost done with CFYs?
Talk to you soon.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hello, hello! I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and let you all read about my not-so-interesting life. I am still at
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Things in Lawrence are great. I'm having a good old time working for the public schools in Topeka. I work in an urban district with preschool and elementary-age kids from low SES homes (almost 100% of my kids qualify for free school lunch). In all my IEP meetings I have not yet come across a "traditional" 2-parent family. Most of my kids are raised primarily by their grandparents, single moms, foster parents, aunts, etc. They have crazy little lives and they have lots of needs but most days I love hanging out with them.
I'd love to hear from you guys more often! Hope everyone is doing well.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008