Thursday, May 2, 2013

Posting failure, Half Marathon, and May's Currently!

Good evening!  Well, it's been a bit since my last post and I was soooo excited to post about planning a professional development day centered on RTI!  That was, however, until I went to email my pictures from my phone and accidentally hit the trash button instead of share! Ugh!!  The feeling I have right now is like when get to the drive-thru at McDonald's and can't wait to order a hot fudge sundae and they say their ice cream machine isn't working!  Disappointment mixed with a little mad.  Okay, there's my rant.  I'll try to "stage" some pictures to post about it later!

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!
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7 comments:

Breanne Marsh said...

I love your blog Mary Beth! I found you through Farley's Currently. Wow, sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Just think...SUMMMER!

A. Ackley said...

Big Bang Theory is the BEST!!!!! I used the theme song last year with my sixers (they loved the show as well) for a Science lesson. We ended up singing it nearly every day when Science started.

Happy Summer,
Angela
The Teacher's Desk 6

flyingintofourth said...

Good lord that is a LOT of observations! I'm only a first year teacher and we get observed a total of four times. Three unannounced and one announced. EW!
Good luck Saturday!
-Melissa

4321Teach said...

Big Bang Theory rocks!
Good luck running this weekend!

EmilyK

oh' boy said...

thanks fo always linking up...
sorry you have so much to do... BUT bright side... S.U.M.M.E.R is right around the corner!!! YAY

Miss Trayers said...

Good luck with your running! I am finding that I am reading more now too. You have a really cute blog! :)

NotJustChild'sPlay

Mrs. Shepherd said...

I love Big Bang too! Found you threw Farley come check out mysecondgradejournal.blogspot.com