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First with Franklin

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Giveaway Winner & A Rest Day!

Congratulations to Constance H. for winning my giveaway contest.  Please contact me to let me know what you would like your cup to say!

Yesterday, I ran a 5 mile race in St. Louis with some friends of ours.  I didn't do as well as I would have liked, but it was my first 5 mile race and I didn't pace myself well at the beginning.  
Ready to run- great picture in front of the porta-potty, huh?  haha
I'm on the far right with my hubby.  

Oh well- I did finish, and that's most important!  I'm trying to decide if I'm ready to run a 5K next Saturday.  There is one in my hometown and it is for a great cause.  I think I'm going to let my husband make that decision.  

So, today I'm going to take it easy and work on lesson plans for now until spring break (only two week- whoop whoop!!!)  I only have 8 more weeks to plan this year- THAT IS CRAZY!  This year has flown by... and I know why.  I have an awesome class this year and they make each day pretty easy and cheerful.  I'm going to miss this group of littles!  

I always do a butterfly house and we watch caterpillars turn into butterflies.  I'm excited about a new hallway project for my butterfly unit.  Click the link to her website to check it out.  I got my new idea from Gena, over at The Techy Teacher- if you haven't been to her blog you HAVE to check it out.  She has loads of awesome ideas!  This is one of my favorite units to teach and I find new things to add to it each year.  I always have the students keep a journal and write observations and draw pictures each day to show the changes.  Does anyone else do a butterfly metamorphosis unit?  If so, what are you favorite ideas?

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  1. I love the St. Pat's parade in Dogtown. I'm about 45 minutes away and try to go on years when our schedule allows. Congrats on finishing the race!!

  2. I'm your newest follower - found you over at the k-2 linky party. Congrats on the 8k!!!!! I've sorta fallen off the running wagon - so maybe you can inspire me that way!!!!! This year last time I ran a I have a hard time running a 5k!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade