Thursday, November 14, 2013

Three Things Thursday

1. Work related - We are currently working on writing informational stories. Students are expected to choose  topics they are an expert on, not one that needs to be researched.  Some topics chosen are:
soccer, baking bread, making cards, sea creatures, cats, owls, wrestling, cheerleading, baking cookies etc.  One girl chose a topic that I know nothing about but she is teaching me with relish. One way they organize their writing is to write a mini table of contents for each chapter therefore leading to natural paragraphs. Here is the mini table of contents for the chapter she is currently working on.

  • guts
  • washing the blood off and putting on gloves
  • the fat
  • skinning it
I'd say only in Vermont but that's probably not true.  Do you know what she is writing about?  And I must say she is doing a darn good job!

2. I wrote an informational book as  a model on triathon training.  I hope no one ever sees the swim chapter because I so didn't know what I was talking about.  I threw a few things in there that I have seen on blogs but it's nothing I do. My students do know I don't consider myself a good swimmer at all yet I go out there and do races. That's what I want them to know.  I am also modeling you need to write about something you are passionate about.  Like the girl above!

3. I took a bit of a sabbatical from working out. I had said I was going to before I went to Oregon but I also did when I got back. Between the tiredness from the trip, the time change, time zones, and school craziness I felt I needed to do it.  I am pleased to say this week I am back into it at least so far the running.  I have been going to the gym but I am even enjoying that. Tomorrow I will swim again for the first time in awhile and I'm really looking forward to that.  Maybe I can get another bike ride in this weekend. I don't want to quit yet.

11 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Is she skinning a chicken?? Whatever it is sounds a bit gross.
I found a tri ext year that is mountain bike, kayak and run. I want to do it. Need a mountain bike though.

EB said...

Some sort of animal, I betting a deer or a bear because of the fat? Very interesting idea for an assignment!

Lisa said...

For some reason I'm thinking something about dealing with the aftermath of some sort of hunting...



Jamoosh said...

Are we having chicken or some other animal for dinner?

middleagedrunner said...

she must be writing about hunting/skinning critters. (ewww hahah!) I'm curious for sure- you'll have to let us know :-)

Giorgio said...

Have a nice bike ride this week end! Please, let me see your pictures.

Char said...

It must be quite eye-opening to be a teacher. Getting a little glimpse into everyone's lives. I'm thinking your student likes to dress carcasses after hunting or she/he' a serial killer.

Black Knight said...

I don't see "rugby" in the topic list......
Enjoy your biking and swimming workouts.

Liz said...

Can you get your informational book published? I'd read it - even the swimming chapter!

christa said...

Deer hunting??

Christy Ashley said...

Fish? I've taken an unintentional sabbatical from working out (the worst kind!) but I was working a temporary job with long, long hours and early mornings. With my new job starting Monday, I'll definitely be back!