With only 3 working days, the week still went by too fast. The weekends go by even faster. I am definitely not complaining. It actually felt really good to teach for 3 days. Though Monday’s Institute Day left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Yep, more work for us! I talk about it towards the end of this post.
This week felt like Spring. We had a lot of sunny and warm days. I was happy to run in shorts again! It was beautiful with all of the leaves on the ground too.
Again, this week was easy runs along with some fun workouts. Was I nervous? A little. Did I ace my workouts? Absolutely! Tuesday was 5 x 1:30 intervals with 1:30 recovery. Target pace for each interval was 9:45. The splits were 9:32, 9:27, 9:18, 9:25, and 9:28. Friday was again 3 miles progressive run with half mile at the end for recovery. I ran by feel and ran a little faster than last week’s 5k. Splits for each mile were 11:48, 11:14, and 10:22. And yes I ran those 3 miles without stopping.
I am finally in The Century Club! Haha, better late than never, right?
I am pleased to announce that I was accepted to be a part of the Koala Action Team. I love my Koala Clip and for over a year have been using it on every single run. I have a few discount codes for you. Use code AT2020 to get 10% off storewide. This discount is good through November 15. Also, starting November 16, there will be a “once a year” sale. That will be 15% off sitewide until November 23. There are a lot of new products online now. There are the ORIGINAL style Koala Clips up now and LUX is available for pre-order (they will ship by the end of the month). All of the new Koala Clip colors are coming with a much-improved clip. I just ordered 3 of the Lux Koala Clips. 🙂
Monday was an Institute Day and let’s just say it was not helpful at all. We spent most of the morning talking about standards based grading. Honestly I am not sure why we are even giving out grades this year. It is a joke! Not all of my students complete the assignments (which we do in class) and then those that do it on their own, I have no idea if anyone “helped” them.
Then we had some discussion about being there for our kids, understanding that they are going through a rough time, finding ways to get them to open up and talk to us, etc, etc. I know all of it and I agree with it. However, NOT ONCE was there any discussion about the teachers. We are also going through a rough time. We are also struggling. So basically who cares about us. And then to add insult to it, we were given more work to do. My students use Imagine Math, Imagine Español, and Imagine Literacy during class. I give them time to use log in those program. Now I am supposed to set up a weekly class goal and my students are supposed to have a weekly goal as well. Then I need to check if the class and the students met those goals. Finally, I need to have weekly conferences with them about their goal. So yeah I need to do all that plus teach them the curriculum, follow the pacing guide, assess/grade them, and be there for them as well. I was fuming! I cried because I did not know what else to do.
This week was interesting. Lots of things happened. Tuesday are Parent/Teacher Conferences. I am definitely not looking forward to them but I know that it needs to be done.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.