100th post!! There's a giveaway at the end!!

Wow 100th post! That is exciting!!

I wanna do a couple of things here
1 - Share some exciting news
2 - Show you what the E-Z class timetable looks like (check out TGIF's blog to link up)

First off!!! WOW am I sore!  Sorry this is really not school related - if you don't care for it, you can skip down!

I DID MY FIRST 1/4 MARATHON TODAY!!!!!

Can someone say accomplishment!?!  I am soooooo not athletic.  I HATE running/walking. BUT I need to do it.  I have been injured for most of the last 18 months, so even getting out there and finishing was huge for me.  BUT I did it!  Totally slow time of 2:13 (ish) but I'm proud none the less.  A group of awesome teachers from my school did it with me - go us!!  And now I have a blister the size of Africa on my heel...
I'm not the most photogenic - but here is proof!! haha
At the start

Halfway through - at the turning point
At the end!! I finished!!!
Right next thing - We're back to school stuff now!!

I saw a crazy timetable on someone's blog and I was like "SERIOUSLY?" your school makes you sort your day into minute slots!  That's crazy talk.  So here is my schedule!  (My kids do get maths, but Mrs Z teaches that, and we swap groups at that time.)
I don't have time to make a cute graphic sorry - bear with me!

9am - school starts.  Admin things (attendance, money, lunch orders etc)  Kids are doing morning work/silent reading.
9:15-10:20 - Literacy.  I have to fit in guided reading, writing, and everything else into this time.'
10:20-10:40 - Fruit/fitness/plenary.  Our school gets extra funding from the government to have the Fruit in Schools programme.  Every child, and staff member, gets a piece of fruit every day!  And then we do fitness - depending on the time of year will depend on what this is.  Right now - skipping.
10:40 - Morning tea (kids get free time outside to play)
11 - Swap classes, teach the same thing as morning block, including 15minutes of silent reading.
12:20 - plenary
12:30 - lunch eating
12:45 - Tuesday/thursday - our kids have organised lunchtime sports.  Other days they have free time.  I have 2 lunch time duties (timeout, and year book)
1:30- 2:50 Changes every day.
Monday - school assembly then fortnightly team assembly.  Other weeks, just class inquiry
Tuesday (the first two blocks are a bit mixed up because we have The First Tee programme this term, so it is a literacy block)
Wednesday - Nga Toi - This means "The Arts" in Te Reo Maori.  Kids get to choose which arts they want to be in.
Thursday - inquiry
2:50 - Plenary/pack up/a game if time
3pm - Hometime.
Teachers have to stay til 330, and Monday/Tuesday afternoons there is a meeting.

Fridays - The times are the same, but we have reflection/testing in the first block, computers/library in the second block, and art/inquiry in the 3rd.

Wow - and then there are ALWAYS interruptions that come in, so things get shuffled around.
What does your timetable look like?


To Celebrate reaching 100 posts and the fact that I ran (ok walked) a 1/4 marathon today (I'm all about celebrating/giveaways right now) I'm giving away a $10 voucher to the winners choice of either TPT or Amazon.  Get your entries in, this is a great prize to win!!!

Erin
The E-Z Class
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12 comments

  1. We just celebrated Halloween this week!

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    1. Such a strange holiday!! We don't celebrate Halloween here really - but we do have Guy Fawkes! Tomorrow (Nov 5) is Guy Fawkes and there have been fireworks going off for the past two nights!
      Erin

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  2. Yea you! Congratulations! As one non-runner to another, I know what an accomplishment that is! I want to do a half-marathon in May and I am hoping to survive it - forget about the time! Huge big deal, and congratulations on 100 posts:).

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    1. Oh wow all the best for that!! We were going to do the 1/2, but didn't get our entry in on time. I'm SOOOO pleased we stuck with the 1/4! That was hard enough!!!

      Erin

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  3. I loveee that fruit and fitness time! Such a great idea :)

    Thank you so much for linking up!

    Susan

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    1. I love it too! And it's great because the kids are guaranteed to have at least one healthy thing for food that day.

      Erin

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    1. Thanks Amanda!! I'm sore today! :(

      Erin

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  5. Congratulations. I survived Halloween - that's a big one. Also, I saw a shirt online that I thought of when I read this because I NEVER run. Shirt: I don't run. If you ever see me running, you should run too because something is probably chasing me.

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    1. Thanks Heather!
      haha yes I've seen that quote before too!! It's a bit like that with me too... I love the feeling of accomplishment, but hate the activity...
      Erin

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  6. Congratulations! That is an accomplishment. You should definitely be proud:)

    http://engagingincreativity.blogspot.com/

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