Wednesday, June 27, 2012

getting my running groove on

Not sure when it was I lit a fire under my rearend.....but I decided I needed to get ready for summer and get back to running again.  I love how running makes my mind and body feel!  At the same time I decided to be really good about tracking my food as well as my exercise!  I was also trying to fit into a sassy dress for a wedding we were attending!  I am, so thrilled I took the plunge!  This picture below keeps me motivated and the other is my hubby and I at the wedding last weekend...

In late May, my hubby bought me my first iPhone.....a 4S!  So I quickly added these apps....

Pandora keeps me moving because I have no idea what song is coming next and there are always new ones as well as favorites....I listen today's hit favorites!  Run keeper keeps track of my miles, pace, and calories burned!  Every five minutes it gives me a review of how I am doing!  My fitness pal is where I keep track of calories burned and all the foods I eat!  I love the system I have in place.  In fact sometimes I have gone out twice a day to exercise just so I can log it in and hit the finish my entry for today button.  It tells you that if everyday were like today you would weigh_____weight in five weeks! Talk about motivating!

Here are more detailed pics of these apps...


I am in Texas visiting my parents right now and it is HOT!  I went out the first morning and mostly I wogged.....a combo of running and my mom and I walked for an hour a d twenty five minutes.....we were thrilled at the calories we burned!  

I don't have any races planned soon and haven't done any since the half but I am glad that I am still loving my running!  In the fall I plan to do a color me rad race, mermaid run, and the bah humbug!  Not sure I will ever do a half marathon again but I sure still love running!

What are your favorite exercise/music/weight tracking apps?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fantastic things about Mrs. Cooper

Ok, this is so fun!  Today the kids worked on a new page for their memory books.  One of the questions was what is the most fantastic thing about your teacher.  Aside from all the "she is VERY nice" there were some really terrific thoughts that I don't want to forget:

  • She reads us The Candymakers
  • She opens a little store in our class room called the coop cash store.
  • The ways we have so much in common (if you dig deep!).
  • Social and she goes to Starbucks! (you go girl!)
  • She is smart.
  • She is the BEST teacher in the world!
  • She lets us do awesome things!

I am never going to forget my first year teaching 3rd grade, I don't think I will ever have another class that is this amazing!  Can't believe it is almost over!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

7 1/2

That is it....that is all that is left!  Here are some pictures of things that I am taking down.....

Mystery themed open house.....BIO Poems....and descriptive paragraph writing...

My favotie Art with Miss Tess...owl themed of course....

Our awesome culminating homework assignment after learning about land and water forms....

We made an alphabet book to go alond with our reading of Charlotte's web....this has been an awesome unit...we have incorporated poetry, synthesizing, inference, characters traits and more.  Each child is keeping a small journal with all of our work in it....each day they enter a summary, prediction, or "diary of a pig" to capture our reading for that day!  We love listening to it read by E. B. White on audio book....

Back to report card grades I go!!!