1. I ran my 5th half marathon this morning! It was an awesome race and a beautiful course on the lakefront path in Chicago. I wasn't shooting for a PR, but I ended up coming in just 1 second slower than my PR from the Space Coast Half in November, and I felt WAY stronger--what a great feeling! Check back for a full recap and more pics later this week!
here if you are interested in hearing more about my connections to autism and why I'm running this race.
4. Speaking of school, with EIGHT DAYS of school left, I'm reflecting on what an awesome year this has been. The kids are totally driving me crazy right now (HELLO MAY!), but seriously this year has been a breath of fresh air. I loved fifth grade, but 3rd/4th is totally my niche. Yes, they cry more than 5th graders, but then they write something cute on a spelling test like this:
Adorable. That being said, I am so ready for summer! Pool days, nonstop reading, and vacations are calling my name!!
5. Tuesday is my LAST DAY of grad school! I am presenting my final project, turning in my loooong paper, and calling it a day! It all feels a little anticlimactic because I didn't walk at the graduation ceremony, but after Tuesday I will have my master's degree. Woohoo!! What an awesome feeling.
6. I'm not much of a field trip girl--I think I am still scared from a field trip with my insane class my first year that almost killed me or at the very least almost drove me to quit. Seriously, it was THAT BAD. Anyways, like I said, I'm not much of a field trip girl, but Wednesday morning I will board a bus with a billion 3rd & 4th graders bound for Springfield, IL to visit our state capitol. It is a 3 1/2 hour dive. We leave at 6am and will be back home at 9:45pm. Hold me...
By the way, I have some upcoming posts in the making including ones detailing my guided reading structure and notes, a typical day in Daily 3, how I ran guided math this year, updates on my marathon fundraising, and a giveaway for tart cherry juice!