Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello Starshine, the World Says HELLO!!

Good evening! Long time no post...

With classes and practicum I have fallen behind on writing. So here is a new post!

This past week I have felt like a "real" teacher. I helped a student learn math and their face just lit up. I cannot wait to have more of this when I am in the class full time next semester.
The photo above is my first bulletin board! It is almost 12 feet long and 8 feet high! I created it for all of the fourth grade at my school. I feel very sad that I am almost done with my hours here. I am going to come back even after I am done though, can't take the sad faces when I leave.

Friday, September 17, 2010

With a Grateful Heart

Today I am very grateful for the people in my life. This week has been a very hard week for classes, and going to help at Verdigris Elementary School.

It has been a blast seeing students learn and grow the past month, and I am looking forward to seeing them for the next two months too!

5 things I am GRATEFUL for:
  1. Children who smile, even when their world may be crumbling. (makes you appericate what you have)
  2. Teacher who care! and show it :)
  3. Professors who are your greatest cheerleaders and are amazing at it
  4. Classmates who help you everystep of the way
  5. Winter break! (Only 85 days away)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Full Swing

School is officially in full swing for college and local elementary! Are you ready for it? I know I already am feeling the stress. This semester I am in 4th grade with a great teacher! I will get to teach my first official lesson to a full class in September! (time to hyperventilate yet...?) I am ready to show those kids some fun learning!

This past week our Cameron students had the first SOEA (Student Oklahoma Educators Association) meeting of the year. We had a great turn out! Everyone who attended received a great door prize. I received SkippyJon Jones!

If you get bored and want to see an awesome site go visit Range Amy!

She is a teacher in Washington D.C. who did a Teacher Ranger Teacher Program at Chickasaw Park. Very neat program for teachers!

Monday, August 9, 2010

One More Week!

Today marks the one more week till school starts. I know that not many students enjoy school starting again, but the teacher in me loves it!

For the new students comming into Cameron check out www.cameron.edu/education/undergrad_course_syllabi for syllabi for classes to be prepared for what might go on. August 16th marks the first day of the first year students 3 week classes.

5 things to bring for class

  1. Bring a snack and a drink

  2. Bring notebook and pencil

  3. Bring a jacket, it can get cold in our classroom

  4. Bring a calendar, it helps with the short classes

  5. Bring an open mind! Yes you will feel over loaded, but others have done it before you, and will after you.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Remember the Horses

Today our group went to the Washita Battlefield Memorial Site.
It was a hot hike to the site by the little creek.

If you ever go to the site grab a map and info guide. They are really great!

Here is part of the hike out to the site. It was beautiful being in nature that isn't disturbed by humans.

On our hike I found a coyote track... I think it is a coyote track anyways.

This is Moses. He is the grandson of a survivor of the Washita Battle.Artsy shot of Moses while he was talking. He has so many interesting stories.

Also at lunch he sang two songs for us. It was wonderful to hear a long forgotten language.

Lastly I wanted to leave everyone with something that a child wrote. "Remember the Horses." If you don't know that it means google Washita Battle and read what happened to Black Kettle and his clan.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Life is Uncertain, Eat Dessert First

Good Evening!
Today has been a very long day! Up at 6 am and out at 7 am. Then off to hike for almost 5 miles.
This is our bus for the week. With only 21 people, with driver, its awesome!
Welcome to Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma. Yes, it smells like its name. It was so beautiful here. The photo above is the Pavilion Spring. It use to be called the "7 Sisters"

This is a close up of the flow. Our ranger emptied his water bottle and filled it up with this water. I am NOT that brave.

This is Jennifer with our project for the day. We made a mini world, and artesian well. It was sponge, straw and bag with tape!

This is the Vendome Well that flows down to form wading pools. It has a STRONG sulfur smell, and taste according to others.

This is the Linclon Bridge. It was so pretty looking over the edge into the water.

And introcing Socrates! He is the masscot for Carla's classroom.

On our way up the hill on one of the hikes we saw students working. This is a group from the area with SCC, Student Conservation Corps. They help to keep the parks and reserves looking nice and safe!

Once I got to the top, I was the next to last one :(
From this point you could see all the way to town. The white dot in the top, middle of the green is the water tower for the town.

A few of us were brave (or crazy) enough to walk across the stream. It was cold, but wonderful after the heat of walking. There is another picture of all 5 of us on another camera that I will post later in the week.

Tomorrow we are off the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Teddy Roosevelt's Dreams

So this is the end of Day 1 of trip. It is 11 pm and we have to be up at breakfast at 6:30 am, and on the bus at 7am.
Tonight we stay at .....
Out side we saw this football player? Can't decide if its a man or monkey..... Oh and this was out trip out, just Jennifer and me.
The potato was 25 oz, and was great!

Tomorrow we are off to Travertine Nature Center and Sulphur Historical Museum. I get to go see parts of Oklahoma that I have never been to before! I am really excited and ready to go tomorrow morning.

Good Night All!