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Christmas in July

Darcie preblog

The 2013-2014 school year is now complete, my students are gone, and one would think that I would want a quiet, relaxing summer vacation. No way! I am so excited! I feel like a child right before the holidays, looking at the huge box under the tree with my name on it, eagerly awaiting the big day when I finally get to open my present. The huge gift I’ve been given is a sponsorship from the Alcoa Foundation to attend an exciting week of STEM professional development and experiential learning at Key Issues Institute in Keystone, Colorado. I can hardly wait to spend a week learning and playing at Keystone Science School and learning new ways to bring science to life for my students back here in Massena, NY!

Teaching 6th Grade Earth Science is my passion. Helping my young students to understand and make connections with our beautiful planet is so important to me as they become active and engaged citizens of Earth. I can hardly wait to test, observe, predict, explore, measure, and then to come back and have my students do all of this too.

Thank you SOOOOOOO much, Alcoa Foundation, and see you soon Keystone Science School!