Well...obviously we didn't really die, but if the winter survival and pioneer life courses weren't pretend, there are a number of 5th grade kids that would have perished several times over. Some may not have even made it past breakfast. The picture above was them learning how to fail to make fire. Flying colors. Truth be told, if you have to die in the woods in frozen January, there are a lot worse kids to be surrounded with as the lights go out. I had a good time learning wi
Environmental Learning activities are always fun when they start with "Here...smell this!" In this case, it was animal urine. Because you never know when you might have to identify what animal the kids let in the Environmental Learning Center dormitory to urinate and root through the garbage by leaving the door open. We're also covering animal signs. We never did identify what it was, but my scientific hypothesis is that it's the tracks of something fleeing the sound of 150 f
Day 1 of the 5th Grade trip to the Environmental Learning Center was a complete success: Nobody fell out the bus window or got eaten by a bear. I think I didn't even lose any kids, although my headcount always seems to end with "eh...close enough...(shrug)". Assuming the camp coffee maker is functioning, we'll continue wildly learning the living hell out of the environment tomorrow. Or something. Wish me luck.
I'm not sure I even know how to kick this one off besides just diving right in. Let me set the stage: 11:00 at the wellness company. Time for the "Team Meeting". In typical fashion, I amble in to the meeting room at the last possible second, nursing my 3rd cup of free break room coffee and a super-wonderful three-day back spasm. As I'm settling in and fiddling with the 1,200 settings on the chair that must have been reset to fit a Leprechaun by the previous occupant, I notice
I think in "Blog 101" class, they don't instruct you to go 2-3 weeks in between blog posts. I think like most of my experience with academia, I probably skipped the day they taught that. Unlike "busy sleeping" and "don't feel like it", I have a legit excuse this time: Fighting to the death against the kids growing up. It's one of those times that every time I take a breath, another milestone (or something that feels like a milestone) in their lives shoots by. Maggie. We just