On to more exciting things...my half marathon is this weekend!!! I'm not sure if I should be this excited since I really haven't trained as well as I had hoped, but oh well. The time has come! The month of May is pretty exciting in Indiana with the Indy 500. We kick off the month-long festivities with the Mini Marathon! As it shows...just under 1 day, 10 hours, and 4 minutes.
A lot of my emotions right now are similar to what I feel like our students are feeling with standardized testing and our ISTEP+ tests. We gear them up, practice, talk about it (A LOT), and have accountability tied to it. Now we wait to see if I (and the students) can perform. At least I 'll have immediate results for my run!
And now...it's my currently for the month of May! My most exciting piece of this is that I'm down to single digits for the number of observations I need to do! Each teacher has a total of 5 observations ( 3 short observations of 10 minutes and 2 extended observations of at least 40 minutes) over the course of the year. Needless to say balancing these, having student contact, and doing my ELL teaching duties is quite the combo, but I can at least say it is getting done! :)
Lastly is my summer bucket list. I can't wait to have some pool time and get into reading. I have found that as I become older, I enjoy reading more and more. How fun it is to continue learning everyday!
Gotta run...no, really 13.1!