Thursday, November 13, 2008

if you truly knew me...

... you would know I hate field trips.

and there I was that first week of September promising field trips to my geology class. With fall fading to winter, time was running out, so with the help from another teacher, a trip was organized.

I won't go into the many reasons why this field trip could or should have never taken place, but that promise and this desire made it happen:

I so wanted my students to dance on boulders and to peer into gorges.

and they did.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, that's gorgeous.

    Ignatius: desire at the root of good gifts.

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  2. I like field trips if (a) they do not include business buildings with tight spaces to navigate and items my charge can destroy should he decide he's uncomfortable with the moment; and (b) restaurants at noon time establishing the same situation. Give me Wendy's or a Coney Island joint for this sort of occasion.

    I sved your link. My one son-in-law is an avid camper, hiker, and lover of new places to explore...

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  3. gennet girl-- I am trying to see it as a gift.

    jim-- I know what one speaks of...

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  4. It is beautiful but the trail named "Shades of Death" gives me pause. Hopefully, you didn't take them there.

    My teaching adventure this week involved bunsen burners, smoke, sparks, and broken glass. I think I'd take boulders.

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