A girl and her cat take on the world with nothing more than a cup of tea and a good book and enough dreams to fill the universe.
Hello world! It’s been awhile. I’ve been a little bogged down with a cat crisis, where my lovely Joplin ran off and has yet to come back and it’s been so long, I doubt he will, and a sister visit to Laramie, where I got to see my little sister making a go of it during her first semester at University of Wyoming. I have not been particularly busy with classes and yesterday, I had a wisdom tooth removed and filling redone, so I thought today is the perfect day to get back to blogging.
I have been setting monthly goals for myself. September was primarily about building a running habit and I am still running now in October. I even did a 5K Color Run! My goal is to have run 149 miles in 15 weeks. My October goal is get back into the habit of reading for pleasure. I have a nine book goal and am currently working on books 5 and 6, Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow and the 9/11 Report by Sid Jacobson and Ernnie Colon. My November goal though, is to build a daily writing habit and I am planning my official return to blogging for then. I want to participate in NaNoWriMo and see if I can’t make it further than I did last year.
While I have been away from my computer, I have also been working on the Nothing as Awesome as Science – Again project which is the second semester of our work last year working with pre-service elementary school teachers. We strive to make science approachable and fun and give them the tools they need to teach science to children. We have had a lot of fun and I have learned that I am no good at blowing things up. We tried to make a liquid nitrogen trashcano and it was a total dud and then when we tried again with a dry ice version, it still didn’t work. Perhaps this is a good thing.
Our trashcano never made it this far, but I kind of wish it had.
Our students are blogging again and I thought that I would take this time to introduce you to them:
Aimee is a pre-service elementary school teacher with an adorable style. She really loves Sharks with Bows. Her blog is loaded with great pictures and lots of fun humor.
Heather is also a pre-service elementary school teacher and her blog, East Coast to West Coast, is incredibly informative. You should be able to repeat much of what we do if you follow her blog. She has an excellent recipe for a dirt cup which I am planning on trying this weekend.
Jamie is a pre-med major and has been coming to our meetings because, at the end of the day, we just want people to like science and that includes future scientists. Her blog, Never Trust an Atom, has lots of great pictures and some recipes. She has really spent some time exploring how blogging works and has embedded a few videos as well.
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