Anyways, as for my new classes I have:
12U Calculus and Vectors with Mr. Baxter
12U Physics with Mr. Klatt
12G English with Mr. Black
12U French with Mr. Ruth
Calculus has been okay so far. We're doing a review of a concept we covered in Advanced Functions and adding onto it. Some people are complaining that Mr. Baxter is too wordy in the notes he writes (because we only got through half of his lesson on the first days, and had to do one and a half lessons today), but I appreciate how he writes everything down: I grasp concepts and details better when I see them written down and I have to copy them.
Physics is tolerable, although I'm not very good with graphs and I zoned out for a couple of minutes during the lesson today and got completely lost. Haha, I'm blaming my lack of focus on the fact that my nose was running like a faucet today and it's all I could think about. The ISU for this course sounds fun enough, although I can see it being frustrating. We have to build a Rube Goldberg machine! It has to be able to complete a task like salting a meal or picking up a spill with a towel. The blueprint is due in a month :S
English sounds like it's going to be fun. A bunch of the friendzies are in this class, and I've enjoyed the little assignments that we've done so far. I'm not a writer by any means, but I'm looking forward to this course. I just have absolutely no idea what to write my essay on. Like, no idea whatsoever.
French is weird. There are only 12 of us: Jen, Andrew, Isaac, Alana, Emma Skinner, Lane Gibson, Emily Bray, Alyssa Pastic, Rebecca Simpson, Rachel Twiss and Kelly. Right now we're focussing on speaking and listening, through conversations and this little art project about our lives. It's kind of silly, but it will be fun enough. We got to look at our Grade 11 exams, and I was really pleased with my mark.
This weekend I need to:
1) Finish my goshdarn supplementary application for Mcmaster Arts and Science (which interestingly enough, Andrew is also applying to)
2) Do my calculus homework
3) Arrange rides for improv rehearsals with Carrie
4) Research Rube Goldberg machines
5) Clean my room and do my laundry
I meant to post yesterday, but I just got too busy! Everything is getting so hectic; aside from having four classes instead of three this semester, I'm taking ballet classes three nights a week and we have three morning and one afterschool improv practices per week starting on Monday. (EDIT// I also work one or two days a week). It's not a matter of me feeling stressed out over having all of this to do, I like being busy, but it's just the matter of organizing rides to all of my afterschool/morning commitments. My mom told me today that she is not interested in doing any morning driving, although my dad will probably be willing to when he isn't working. My mom was like "maybe you'll just have to choose between improv and ballet?"... a statement that I thought was pretty ridiculous, because she knows that I've commited myself to my team, and I need to take these classes so I can get into my teacher training program. I see how my mom doesn't want to be a taxi driver for my siblings and I. It would be so much easier if I had my G2. That is any other issue that is bothering me: I think, with a little bit more practice with parking, I could be quite successful in my driving test. My dad seems to think it's going to be this really difficult test, and tells me that I need a lot more practice. He says maybe I should go for my G2 this summer, which really defeats the purpose of me getting my G2 so I can drive myself around while I'm still living at home.