Put the 2013 Mini Marathon in the books! My official 13.1 race is done and although, it wasn't quite what I wanted, I finished! Part of the mileage is done on the 2.5 mile track where the Indy 500 takes place...the magical Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Here is a photo of Flash and Spiderman in front of me on the track. I was certainly okay with them passing me...after all it is the Flash!
I must say I am a complete sucker when it comes to motivational moments and crying. At the start of the race there are over 30,000, yes 30,000 people waiting to start this race. There was a huge tribute to Boston, our soldiers, and all that makes the United States the greatest place in the world. I was running by myself, but really had to choke back some tears during all of the beginning festivities. It gave me great motivation to start the race at a good pace and appreciate the ability to run!
Teacher Appreciation Freebie!
As many of you know, my new role this year has given me a completely different perspective on teaching, the demands teachers have, and the increasing accountability put on both teachers and administrators. I must say, however, I am pretty darn lucky! I have the best staff who is willing to do anything and everything for their students. We are a decent size school with about 640 students, and we have a great amount of collaboration and teamwork that works together to increase student learning. They truly are THE BEST!
As teachers, we need to appreciate each other as well during this week and thank those around us who have made this school year just that much better. Here is a link to some FREE Teacher Appreciation labels I created last year. You can also check out my blog post from last year too!
Teacher Appreciation Big Time Up-to-28%-Off Sale!
It's that time of year! Where YOU deserve to be treated to something special. Use this discount to get some things in your cart or make life easier for these last few weeks of school! Some frequent purchases are listed below for you to check out!
Graphic by Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (who has awesome graphics on TPT too!)
A simple but fun Vocabulary Game just for Weather! Get for $1.08!
A 57-page comprehensive weather unit with foldables! Just $3.60!
78 pages of Data Binder fun and how-to documents for conferences...just $4.32 during the sale!
A great I have...Who has? game for addition with regrouping.
This is perfect for the end of the school year. $1.08.
Poetry unit with 7 different types of poems, posters, and publishing paper.
55 pages for $2.88. Wow!
Enjoy the week you have so richly deserved this year. YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!