Happy Sunday! This week was another week where the weather was up and down. Yesterday it was cloudy with some rain and I felt like something was off. This week is supposed to warm up so that is exciting!
On Monday morning I did my 200th run with Matty. I signed up for this run the week before. It was a good class but imagine my confusion when all of a sudden it was over. I stopped and checked my watch thinking “no way is it already 30 minutes”. Well, it turned out that the class was 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes.
I didn’t sleep well Monday night and woke up on Tuesday very tired. My workout was run 5 miles, 4-45 second surges with 1 minute recovery, and ending at 6 miles with a cool down. I did the workout on Wednesday since I felt much better. It was sunny and no wind…just perfect.
The rest of the week went well too. I ran 7 miles on Saturday. I took it easy and walked when I wanted to. I listened to music and thought about home life and school. Excited because I am planning to take a few days off!
This week my students took their MAP tests. I thought all school districts in IL were required to have students take the test. One of my friends works in CPS and she said the students in her school were not required. Ugh! That is very annoying and frustrating. Whomever is making these decisions doesn’t know what they’re doing. Kids do not need more tests. Anyway, my students took 2 tests in Reading and Math in both English and Spanish. Let’s just say some were very tired and had no interest in taking another test. Some students clicked on any possible answer in order to finish it. Some were on the bed taking the test (I told them to get off the bed). Some were laughing and talking and looking at something else but the screen (one student said she was talking to her brother). One student logged off before finishing the test and never came back. What an exciting week! I am supposed to do makeups and heck no, I am not doing that. 😬 I already did 4 days of testing. If the school wants these kids to make up a test then they will need to make the arrangements.
I spent a few days packing up my classroom too. I know next year I will be a Dual Language teacher which means I would be using new Reading materials. Our District will also be using a new Math curriculum. Now I wait to find out what to do with said materials. Here are some pictures from Tuesday. More things have been packed up. My goal is to be complete done packing this week.
I also finished the Selena series. I do not know how much of it is accurate but I thought it was a good story. I enjoyed learning more about her. I do wonder how her life would be like if she hadn’t died.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.