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Jogging

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nothing serious here. Just a quote that I found by one of my go-to philosophers: Charles Schultz.

Have a healthy and safe day! emoticon

  
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GRACIEC 8/9/2013 12:44PM

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FITFULLIFE 8/1/2013 12:24AM

    Ah....that elusive thing called consistency. I especially liked the last quote about consistency and success. Thanks for the reminder.

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BLITZEN40 7/31/2013 10:36PM

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BLUENOSE63 7/31/2013 6:41AM

  I continue with my live/hate relationship with running outside but I love the quote!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/31/2013 6:39AM

    I'm so glad I jogged for an hour this morning!! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/31/2013 6:34AM

    emoticon It's nice to be needed!

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Consistency

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Whew! It was quite a morning yesterday. We only have the kids from 9-12, but it certainly felt like the entire day! No major problems, but attention issues with all of them, to some degree. For most of the time I have them broken down into 3 groups of 3, but even then...

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Decided I am not looking for greatness (good thing!), but I can be consistent!

Here's where my stubbornness comes in handy!




"I need you to look at me." "I need you to raise your hand so everyone has a chance to talk."

And then I came home and worked out, not intensely, but for quite a while. Consistency!

  
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GRACIEC 8/9/2013 12:48PM

    Love it!

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STARSHINE671 8/2/2013 2:19AM

    Love it. Great message. And good for you, getting that work out in. Consistency. We got it Teach. emoticon

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FITFULLIFE 8/1/2013 12:22AM

    Ah....that elusive thing called consistency. I especially liked the last quote about consistency and success. Thanks for the reminder.

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DUXGRL1 7/30/2013 8:46PM

    Consistency is the key! And LOVE the piece about not giving up!

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MOTHEPRO 7/30/2013 3:22PM

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NANCYPAT1 7/30/2013 11:25AM

    Thanks this was a great message - I think I will print it out and put it in my classroom.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/30/2013 8:45AM

    Yep!

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WATCHMEGO! 7/30/2013 8:34AM

    That's probably one of the most important words in every endeavor! Definitely key in teaching!

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JACKIE542 7/30/2013 8:29AM

    Consistency is very important!! emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 7/30/2013 7:38AM

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/30/2013 7:23AM

    I feel consistency is one of the most important keys to success in this journey. Like your quote about it being related to success and hanging out more often. Thanks for posting.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/30/2013 6:42AM

    Be the Rock Star that you are for these kids!! You're their shining emoticon this summer! I know you can do it!!

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KAB7801 7/30/2013 6:02AM

    Consistency is deffinately the key! I find it's getting easier making healthy choices and when I don't it's easier to get back on track!
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At the Risk of Sounding Sappy

Monday, July 29, 2013

Today I begin teaching summer school. I have the the 9 neediest children coming from Kindergarten into First Grade. Extremely needy academically, of course, but also needy from the lack of parental support and with behavior problems to boot! I am definitely not looking for a pat on the back because this is what I am meant to do. I always want my previous year's kids back because they know the routine, my expectations, and my concern for them. This group does not know me and I only have 16 days. I have to remember this in order to set the tone for the whole school year.

While I have to teach a lot of reading today, I also have to remember patience!
And...one of the greatest teachers and example of patience ever -

So give me patience today! I can't promise that I will have it when I return home, but I am going to need it here, too. Patience to go through a workout when it is the last thing I want to do, and patience to accept whatever number the scale gives me, since this is weigh-in day. I have set my mind to it and all of these WILL happen today! Have a wonderful day everyone!

  
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GIVWIG 8/9/2013 10:44AM

    You sound like you have the right attitude. Just remember 16 days can make quite an impression on a young child in need. You are there to help them. I believe you can do it! emoticon

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STARSHINE671 7/30/2013 12:50AM

    I somehow think you had enough patience to spare. What a lucky bunch of children to get such a caring and concerned teacher. Good teachers never get enough credit for their hard work. I still recall my first grade teacher fondly and that was decades ago. Good luck with your weight loss goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/29/2013 1:51PM

    All will be well, because this is what you are "meant to do." The kids are lucky to have you. And at the end of the day... breathe, relax, and take care of yourself in the whatever way suits you best.

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LOPEYP 7/29/2013 1:17PM

    I know you'll all work it out. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/29/2013 11:07AM

    I hope you have a good day today, and I hope your patience is your strength all day. Including when you get home, hope you can get some exercise in, great stress reliever. emoticon

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KAB7801 7/29/2013 7:40AM

    You are special! Good luck with the kids, by the end of my day with just one my patience is gone!
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GOLFGMA 7/29/2013 7:36AM

    By now you probably know more about patience than most of us. I admire all teachers who show concern for their students. We need more champions for children! emoticon

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BLUEJEANS27 7/29/2013 7:31AM

    I am an ed. tech. (teacher's aide) in special ed. during the school year, kindergarten through 2nd grade, so I understand your predicament!! I approach each work day taking a deep breath, with my only plan being to do the very best I can, and let go of the stresses at the end of the day. (But I still go home thinking about the kids constantly!) Will send you some meditative deep breaths emoticon

Julia

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/29/2013 6:59AM

    Even if you spend every bit of patience you have today, it will be well worth it. Wishing you and your students a truly emoticon day!!

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MOTHEPRO 7/29/2013 6:47AM

    Sending you positive patience thoughts. Have a great day!

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Exhilarated Tiredness

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I have been experimenting with walking/jogging (all right, experimenting is probably a strong word because I have only done it twice). I managed to start off with a mile and a half straight, walked/jogged around the HS track, and mostly walked home with about a half mile of jogging for a total of at least 3 miles jogging. Needless to say, my body wasn't used to it and I was tired.

I had forgotten that this was the night that I was going to see a HS summer camp theatre production. If we had not already bought tickets and that a friend of mine was conducting, I probably would have begged off. I was tired and sore!

So,so glad I went. Although I didn't know anyone on stage, some of "my kids" were playing in the orchestra and I was really surprised to find that a former student who graduated 5-6 years and played the lead in one of our productions also played in the pit, so it was wonderful to reconnect with him. And then there was the added bonus of sharing that experience with a dear friend who also loves musical theater.

Sure, I am tired today. Did I tell you that I got home close to midnight? Not usually in my waking hours category, but last night added "footprints in my heart." What a wonderful phrase! The support here also leaves those footprints. Who leaves the footprints in YOUR heat? Thank them today for being such an important part of your life!

  
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STARSHINE671 7/30/2013 1:13AM

    emoticon on getting in the good walk/jog routine!

Great little snippet of life. Such joy found in not missing, the the HS theater production. Body tired, but spirit soaring..great trade off. emoticon
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BLUENOSE63 7/29/2013 7:44AM

  When you get a chance, google the "Galloway Method of Running" and you will some great tips on the art of the walk/run and I am sure some training plans will pop up as well.

Have a great week

Cheryl

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MOTHEPRO 7/29/2013 6:06AM

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LOPEYP 7/29/2013 4:59AM

    Way to go on your walk/jog!

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CANDOK1260 7/28/2013 7:53PM

    happy you have a great day and night good job on the walking

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/28/2013 1:18PM

    Footprints in your heart ... I like that! Thanks so much for sharing.

Hope you get to relax some today.

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JACKIE542 7/28/2013 1:14PM

    Great work on your exercise, good miles there!!
Very happy you did not pass on the production, it is always so nice to reconnect.
Your last quote says so much, love it.
Hope you have a restful Sunday. emoticon

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BLITZEN40 7/28/2013 1:00PM

    Way to go with the walk/jog! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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AMARILYNH 7/28/2013 11:49AM

    Friends add SUCH joy and fullness to our lives! The experience was doubtless worth a bit of tiredness!!

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KAB7801 7/28/2013 11:43AM

    I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in years and my heart just melted, talk about footprints!
I had forgotten about him until I saw him again, brought so many good feelings and the things we all did together back!
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Weird Mood Today!

Saturday, July 27, 2013



And with that being said, I am going out for a walk this morning!

  
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LOPEYP 7/29/2013 5:00AM

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BLUENOSE63 7/28/2013 8:07AM

  Great motivational blog! Thanks for posting.

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/27/2013 12:50PM

    That's right Just Keep Going!

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LEXIE63 7/27/2013 12:36PM

    Great pics! Not always easy to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and try again, but as long as we keep doing just that we can keep trying! :-)

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JACKIE542 7/27/2013 9:40AM

    Thanks for the emoticon Last quote says it all. Hope you have a wonderful walk and a great day. emoticon emoticon

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EDLEAR 7/27/2013 9:12AM

    Thanks for sharing, I needed to see one of these spelled out. emoticon

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CAT609 7/27/2013 9:06AM

    Awesome!

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SHERYLDS 7/27/2013 9:03AM

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MOTHEPRO 7/27/2013 8:38AM

    So true emoticon

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KAB7801 7/27/2013 8:33AM

    And going, and going!
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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/27/2013 8:12AM

    Just keep going ... that's the key! emoticon

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