Another week, another educational to-do list.

1. Set up Outlook & Office 365

RSEM 5100:
1. Read chapters 3 & 4
2. Do problems/graphs (5 PROBLEMS LEFT)
3. Play statistics poker with Ben (seriously? Am I in high school?)
4. Post to discussion board about statistics poker experience (and try not to be too snarky)
5. Reply to 2 other posts about statistics poker (once again, controlling snark...)

1. Download articles/print
2. Read articles
3. Write outline for literature review paper
4. Get in touch with contact at Denver Waldorf re: diversity
5. Generate list of questions for Denver Waldorf
6. Read Gaitan chapter 3
7. Generate interview questions for Latino family ethnography
  • wifelet
    ::Resist urge to post snarky comment re: what exactly statistics poker involves::
    by wifelet at 08/27/14 6:17PM
  • jenn
    ^ HA! I thought of that too, but I was sure all my friends would be mature enough to handle it ;)
    by jenn at 08/27/14 9:37PM
  • wifelet
    You overestimate me, my friend.
    by wifelet at 08/28/14 8:49AM
  • simon_says
    You're moving right along!
    by simon_says at 08/29/14 11:25AM
  • wifelet
    WOW. You have been *way* more academically productive than I have this week. That needs to change, on my part. As usual, all of my assignments are due the last third to fourth of the semester ... which means I need to start writing *now* so I'm not slammed at that point. :(
    by wifelet at 08/29/14 7:42PM

This Week's Educational To-Do List

1. Complete RSEM discussion post
2. Complete RSEM discussion replies
3. Read chapter 1 of RSEM, do problems
4. Read chapter 2 of RSEM, do problems

5. Review chapter 1 of Delgado
6. Read articles, take notes
7. Read chapter 2 of Delgado

If extra time:
8. Preliminary research for Latino topic paper (25 pages)

  • whipsmile
    half way done!
    by whipsmile at 08/22/14 9:46AM
  • wifelet
    Wahoo! :) When does your educational week start and end? I'm about to be with you on making educational to-do lists ...
    by wifelet at 08/22/14 6:59PM
  • jenn
    Technically Monday/Tuesday. My online stats assignments are posted Monday at 12 AM and then my other class is on Tuesdays.
    by jenn at 08/22/14 7:44PM
  • mjintexas
    Fun! I feel like i need a NON-educational to do list. Or at least non work related.
    by mjintexas at 08/23/14 10:00AM


Pues = well or so then in Spanish.

Pues...if you ever want to have your confidence in a second language dashed, just go to a bilingual class and confidently sail out with the Spanish speakers when they divvy up for discussion.

I wasn't TOTALLY lost, but it was pretty close. But everyone was very nice and very welcoming, and didn't laugh at my awkward attempts at contributing to the discussion.

It's going to be a great class, but man, what a brain drain.

Speaking of brain drain, time to brainstorm some topics for my 25 page research paper. I believe that Spanish for that is something like, "¬°AY, AY , AY!"

First Day of School!

Today my online basics statistics course begins. I'm kind of excited about getting my brain back into math mode. I took basic stat in undergrad so I'm hoping this will be a nice refresher (although I doubt it will be as entertaining as statistics with Carl Main).

Tomorrow my other class meets for the first time - I'm really excited about this one. It's a bilingual course on Latino families in schools/communities. I'm not exactly sure HOW bilingual it will be, but all the assignments will be in English (phew!). This course is the first of its kind and I can't wait to get back into my Spanish groove.
  • whipsmile
    Good luck!!!
    by whipsmile at 08/18/14 10:26AM
  • sarahmarcelle
    Have a great first day!
    by sarahmarcelle at 08/18/14 10:36AM
  • wifelet
    UGH. I had to take a stats class as a prereq for my program ... it was MISERY. It met for 4 hours on a Monday night, and was taught by a woman whose first language was very obviously NOT English. Hope you have a better experience than I did! That other class sounds interesting!!
    by wifelet at 08/18/14 11:20AM
  • simon_says
    ^^Not a stat class, but I had a college algebra class taught by a Chinese guy who could not say 'x' or 'y.' He could, however, say 'happy face' and 'sad face.' You do the math. (haha)
    by simon_says at 08/18/14 5:21PM


Anyone need two professional mess-makers? They come with solid references, they don't require pay (just feed them unearthly amounts of eggs, peanut butter/jelly, & strawberries), and they work fast.

Let me know.
  • whipsmile
    Sorry, I'm still training my current employee.
    by whipsmile at 07/28/14 3:34PM
  • jenn
    Did I mention they are very cheerful? ;) They even sing at their work!
    by jenn at 07/28/14 4:13PM
  • wifelet
    I'm full up on professional mess-makers right now ... but I'll keep you in mind! Also, sounds like my mess-makers don't eat as much ... :)
    by wifelet at 07/28/14 8:43PM
  • simon_says
    I had two extra today on top of my two (my third is still in training). It was quite the sight to behold.
    by simon_says at 07/28/14 9:56PM
  • mjintexas
    Haha... oh, the singing.
    by mjintexas at 07/29/14 10:17AM
  • sarahmarcelle
    No. Things are messy enough around my house without professionals. ;)
    by sarahmarcelle at 07/29/14 2:51PM
  • andtheking
    :) so fun! It wont be too much longer till those little mess-makers can start picking it up after they are done! have hope. My 4 year old picked up really well today for me, and is starting to be a help.
    by andtheking at 07/30/14 2:16PM