My Very First Lesson

Hello! I hope you all had a great week! I had a slightly stressful week, but it was overall pretty good. Monday I went to Aullwood for my plant ecology lab, which was neat. Aullwood has an organic farm and a bunch of different ecosystems on their property. I am really sad because that was the last off-campus lab, and I really enjoyed going to all these different places.

Tuesday and Wednesday I went to Thurgood Marshall High School (my field placement for teaching lab), and I taught my very first lesson! I taught a lesson on covalent bonds to high school freshman, and I loved it! I really enjoyed teaching the lesson, and I hope the kids enjoyed it, as well. We did this little activity where they had to form covalent bonds using cotton balls as electrons. I think it went pretty well, but we'll see how much they learned when I quiz them this week.

Friday I had a honeysuckle meeting and a regular lab meeting. The honeysuckle meeting is basically a time for everybody that is working on honeysuckle research projects to collaborate and communicate about honeysuckle research. I actually find the meetings to be quite motivating. It is neat to hear all the research everybody is doing and see the purpose behind all of the work. In case you don't know, honeysuckle is a horrible invasive plant in this part of the country, and it's basically ruining many ecosystems in the area.

I am actually at home this weekend because I had to work at the cave. I really enjoyed being back at work; I miss my cave buddies! Anyways, I'm really excited because I am going to be making a tree tour at the caverns! The caverns property has a large variety of trees and it would be cool for people to be able to just wander around the park to check out the different trees!

Welp, I better run! Have a great night!