Despite the fact that I could barely move on Friday night, the Jog-a-thon was a fantastic event, both for students on a personal level, and for our school community. In math on Thursday we used the Jog-a-thon to work on estimating, rounding and multiplying. Students timed themselves walking a lap and running a lap and worked on calculating how many laps they might run in 30 minutes (although we actually ran for 40 minutes). Then we calculated how many miles this would be.
Even though the rain did a number on many of the class banners, and made our shoes, socks and feet quite soggy, I think it added an element of adventure to the event; we felt even more triumphant at the finish line. Ms. Stone leading the entire school community in singing "Brave" was the perfect way for us all to come together and celebrate our accomplishments and our cohesiveness as a community. For me it was one of those moments when I do a happy dance out of gratitude for having the job I have.
During the time in between the all-school-kick-off event and the time that 3-5th graders ran, we had a great time playing games with Ms. Hunter's class, in both classrooms.