1. Swimming!It is great to do a sport you are so bad at because it is so easy to improve which makes you feel like a rock star. Today I doubled my free style distance. If I did that running I would probably injure myself but not in swimming. I did 4 sets of 2 laps each of free style! Yes, that is a big deal! Two laps in a row my friends! No drowning involved. And get this! I used rhythmic breathing for half a lap! Baby steps, baby steps! Again, I enjoyed it a ton and I am sure everyone there was glad they looked good in comparison. I was glad I was in a pool next to the wall for those two laps. Swimming in a lake can't happen for quite some time thank goodness!
2. A Great Field TripWe went on our first field trip of the year. The forecast was terrible and we almost cancelled it. It turned out to be truly gorgeous most of the day with a few rain showers. The trip involved being in the woods all day, lots of trails and lots of water. That is a sure hit with 3rd and 4th graders! It was nice to be outside and not to be constantly telling kids to use their inside voices and stop tipping in your chairs and please stop the noises. Here are a few of the 1000 pics I took.
A running relay game to start the day
Hiking to the next station
Meeting a tree
Measuring the circumference
"We're not tipping in our chairs today."
3. I found out that bike jacking is a real problem. When I mentioned it in my last post I thought it was a strange occurrence but apparently it really happens with some frequency. In some places children can't ride bikes to school because of it. THAT IS HORRIBLE! What is wrong with people!!!