Another quiet weekend was spent going out and eating in with the rest of the interns. Drew had several college friends visiting from North Carolina on Saturday so we spent that night relaxing in the intern housing. On Sunday I went bouldering and tried bubble tea for the first time. The gym is
Last weekend, a group of good friends from UNC drove up to visit. It was great to spend some time with friends from home and act as tour guide while I showed them all of my favorite parts of DC. We ate at great restaurants, visited cool exhibits, and spent time just exploring. Fitting so much
Like the fourth week, the fifth week has gone a little slow. For my work, I continued updating the PTRA documents. These updates included noting where the NGSS should be taken into account for lesson plans, as well as converting some of the lesson plans to the 5-E format. Educators and school districts across the U.S. are moving toward both the NGSS and the 5-E method as their preference for teaching science, so my work using them marks the future of education.
This week was much more mellow than the last, it was nice to have that change in pace. I spent most of the weekend catching up with laundry and getting ready for the week ahead. Sunday night a couple interns and I watched Tron and Mulan, there was much singing along.
My third weekend in DC was filled with some much needed relaxation and sleep. Friday night was fairly uneventful. Some of the other interns living in my apartment decided to stay in and watch movies. The next morning was unfortunately and early morning.
It seems as though we’ve all been saying the same things this week. “I can’t believe we’re halfway done.” “It feels like I just got here yesterday.” “Time is flying by!” And this is all very true. My experiences so far in D.C.