Monday, July 30, 2012

Almost Over

I have returned from G-camp. I was tested physically, mentally and emotionally. But I made some wonderful teacher friend in that two weeks. They became my family and without them, I would not have survived it.

Not only were they great friends, but fantastic teachers. The best part about being around other teachers is all the great ideas. I literally have pages of resources and ideas to look up and try out.

I was one of the newer teachers and it was refreshing to be around teachers who have 5, 10, 15+ years of experience and still love teaching. They are trying to improve for their students.

That's why we all started teaching, right? We want to impact the lives of children somehow. I am ready to get back to work, keep a positive attitude and work smart.

I am also better prepared to teach my students geology. In Texas, 5th graders cover sedimentary rock, fossil fuels and ecosystems. I collected samples of all types of rock, including some sedimentary rock with fossils in them! I am excited to share with my kiddos.

Me at White Sand Dunes in New Mexico


  1. I'm glad you had a good time! Can you give me some more information on g-camp?

    1. It is a geology camp for teachers in texas who teach 5th to 12th grade. Every March the applications open. It is completely paid for by oil companies. For two weeks you go with geology professors at A&M and learn geology.

      There is more info here. It was an amazing opportunity and experience. I learned so much jammed in those two weeks.


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