BLAST That, Bacteria! vs. Maze Runner Bacteria Lesson Planning

Working on a lesson plan with more minds than just my own can be crazy in both a good and a not as good ways sometimes.

See the problem is that I love to be happy. You might say…”How is being a happy a problem?”…I would respond by telling you that I can’t always be happy (and other people can’t either) because I do eventually run out of coffee in my cup. The cup being half full of air is not the type of “half full” that I like.

Coffee in the cafe. I was having a little bit of a rough time with our lesson planning, but this amazing barista made a beautiful cup of coffee for me! I love COFFEE!

Coffee in the cafe. I was having a little bit of a rough time with our lesson planning, but this amazing barista made a beautiful cup of coffee for me! I love COFFEE!

Like I said in one of my “page” comments, we all want everything to be a(maz)ing, or should I say perfect? We are Kenan Fellows because we are teachers who have visions and hopes for our classrooms. Those vision do not turn into reality without A LOT of struggles. Do you think our students know how much we struggle only to then watch (heaven forbid) a lesson go up in flames?

Well, I don’t think there is any way that our lesson will go up in flames, but I sure am thirsty all of the time. I guess if you can’t take the heat, get out of the science lab!

I think our biggest struggle in lesson planning is perfection and maybe trying to juggling two different lesson plans at the same time (BLAST That, Bacteria! vs. Maze Runner Bacteria).

Our greatest reward in lesson planning together is collaboration and integration of or subject areas. I don’t think I would have ever imagined that science integrates this  well with language arts, if it had not been for Grace.

This is the one and only, GRACE! She has been such a treasure to have on our Soil team, and I just love having her around.

This is the one and only, GRACE! She has been such a treasure to have on our Soil team, and I just love having her around.

Bless her! She has had to put up with so much from us “science people”. 🙂

But I should not forget to mention Dr. Julia Stevens. I am in awe of this woman. I think she has become my role model. When growing up (especially through elementary school) I was asked who is your role model, but I didn’t have much of an answer. I guess I am just now growing into my “big girl panties” (as my step-mother would say) because I have a role model!

Doc and I are pipetting agar to keep our mazes in place.

Doc and I are pipetting agar to keep our mazes in place.

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