Bruce and Claudia,
I started teaching summer school today (grades 2/3). The kids started last week with a substitute teacher, and so they were a bit unsure of me this morning. I started telling them about my adventures for the past 2 weeks. When the word “megalodon” was mentioned their mouths dropped! They were so excited to hear about my paleo adventures. I overheard two of the kids saying, “I wish I could be a paleontologist”. I was able to tell them, “You can!” “Not only can you become a scientist, but you can start hunting for fossils at our beaches today!” Their faces beamed.
I want to thank you both for giving me this experience. I know it is going to make me a better teacher. I already have fossils on the brain- and this excitement is contagious in the classroom!
I really appreciate you taking a chance on me!
See you soon!