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Marathon, Meetings, Data, and a Film Crew!

I feel like I’ve been neglecting my little blog lately, but I’ve had so many things going on, that I just kept forgetting to post something!  Here’s what’s been keeping me away…

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I participated in my first Mini Marathon yesterday with my hubby and some friends of ours.  13.1 LOOOONNNGGG miles!  2.5 of them were around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life!  I was able to finish 10.5 miles of the marathon, but my body just gave up!  My hubby was able to finish while I rode the struggle bus to the end!  I was able to get off the bus and cross the finish line and was able to get my medal–I might try again next year…not sure yet!  🙂  It was perfect walking weather–in the low 60’s with total cloud cover and low humidity!  I’m happy to still have all my toenails and no blisters!

At school, I’ve been giving the DRA to all my little kiddos to see how much their reading skills have improved this year! 🙂

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I’ve also had so many meetings that I can’t even begin to list them all, with even more to come!!  17 days of school left, so there are many to attend. 🙂  I’ve been keeping track of them on my new calendar/life planner:

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I got it from Erin (click the planner above to go there).  I love that it’s 9 x 7 ish and that each month is tabbed and there are lots of extra wonderful goodies added in. 🙂


Last Monday and Tuesday, I had a film crew in my room to capture us during a science lesson.  I am a trainer for the Indiana Science Initiative and they needed a Kindergarten teacher to film to show what the science kits look like in a Kindergarten classroom.  I’ll admit, I was really nervous about the whole thing, but everything went well (if you don’t count me spilling water on a student’s science notebook and the fire drill!!).  The 50 minutes of film will be edited down to about 5-10 minutes to share with other ISI teachers as they receive PD this summer. 🙂

I’m off to write a few more posts about other things we’ve been up to! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

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