Not much running this week and I am OK with it. Did I want to run more? Yep. But I have been sleeping well that I haven’t been able to wake up in the morning. Then a few days I came home and took a nap too. So weird. I am on Winter Break so now I don’t have to wake up THAT early so definitely no excuse not to do all of my runs.
On Monday the school administration made a delicious breakfast for us. I went back for seconds! 🙂
Later on we made ornaments with the kids. I made one with a picture of Lola and Mateo. The kids were excited to make one for their parents.
I did get out to run in the evening. It wasn’t cold but it was slippery. You can see the ice on the sidewalk. Luckily it was 3 miles and I took it nice and slow.
Tuesday was “Whoville hair” and it was fun to see teaches and students participate. My coworker had a former student’s mom come in and do our hair (there are 5 second grade teachers). In her words “I want to win.” She was one of the winners. The winners had the students go to the gym on Friday to watch a movie. We thought that everyone in the grade level had to participate in order to win (we thought for sure we would win). We then found out it was only individual teachers. I went back and forth with the principal but nothing was done about it. I was pissed! I ignored her the rest of the week. Well, not just because of that. Other things had been going on and that just did it for me.
My hair is very thin and straight so it was hard to do something Whoville related. I ended up with a present! I went running with my hair like that and it was a mistake. It was windy and I got very cold. Even my head hurt from the cold!
This was after my run and after I removed the rubber bands and bobby pins. Check out those pretty waves! Anyone know of a good curling iron I can get to get waves like that?
Wednesday was another fun activity with all of the 2nd grade teachers. We use HERO to reward students that are respectful, responsible, and safe as well as give negative points to those that are not respectful, responsible, nor safe. We held a different activity in each room and students had to pick one. I had the board games room. At one point there were 30 students in my room. Another teacher had a drawing/coloring room, one was the holding room for those that had too many negative points, and two teachers had a movie room.
Not exactly a board game but my students love using the Magna tiles.
That is how I felt Thursday morning.
I don’t have pictures but I had my students use Tempera paint to paint whatever they wanted. They rarely get a chance to paint and it was fun to see their pictures. Some are very creative!
It was a long week at school but I made the best of it. The students for sure had fun! I did leave right at 3pm on Friday. 🙂
Saturning morning I went running at the Arboretum. It has been months since I’ve run there. I am planning to either go there or to Waterfall Glen every Saturday for some hill training. My next race is in Atlanta and I’ve heard that the course is hilly. I was supposed to run 8 miles but I’ve missed so many of my runs this week so I did four. Yeah, that was enough for me.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.