Monday, April 30, 2012

Reaching the end of the semester...bittersweet!

Usually, I cannot wait until the end of the semester. I even count down the days until the end on some semesters, especially the stressful ones! Today marked the end of the semester for teaching my first class. This semester I taught the livestock evaluation class at MSU and I loved every minute of it. We had a GREAT time and I think the students had as much fun as I did. (I hope they really did and I am not turning into the crazy professor that thinks everyone loves my class when it's terrible!) My favorite and most rewarding part of the semester was exposing the students to what I am so passionate about. It was neat to watch them progress throughout the semester and by the end they all had well developed opinions and reasons of their own as to why classes should be placed a certain way! When they reached the point in the semester when they would argue with me over placings, I knew I was doing something right! I am so proud of each of them in all that they accomplished. I will never forget some of them on the first day I made (yes, some of them took more "pushing" than others!) them give their first set of reasons. Some of them were terrified but by the end of the semester they had all gained confidence and it was no big deal. It will be neat to see where each of them go and what they do after graduation. I will miss them next semester but hope I get a new group of students that will as much fun as they were!

Our eval. class visiting with Dr. Davis from Little Creek Farms on one of our "field trips"!

Judging heifers at the MSU Beef Unit!

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