Well I walked out of school today and came within a foot of a deer. I don’t know who was more surprised me or her? It definitely disconcerted me when she followed me down the sidewalk for a bit, but thankfully she took a different trail than me!


Today was penguin day! The students have really been engaged in our penguin unit and today we wrapped it up. The students got to dress in black and white, as did us teachers.

We even had one girl with a mask!

We researched how tall different penguins are, reviewed and answered the questions we brainstormed at the start of the unit and finished the day with watching Mr. Popper’s Penguins, since we finished the book last week.

Oh and we even had time for a quick penguin game and relay race in the gym at the end of the day:)

It was a great unit and if we have different kids next year we’ll probably do it again, otherwise, I’m thinking maybe turtles:)


Today was boot camp after school. Exercise always goes so much faster when it’s done with friends! Today we did:

Burpees/ banded front raise, banded hip raise/ banded jump squats, mountain climbers/ bench toe taps, banded squat with alternating leg lift/ banded plank with alternating leg lift, reverse fly/ speed skaters, Single Arm thrusters, reverse lunge with medicine ball torso rotation, single leg bench split squat. I definitely felt like I had a workout when this was done on top of the leg burner workout of last night!


I’m almost finished The Other Alcott and two more days should do it:)


I have to admit I spent most of the night finishing up knitting the baby too I had started last night. I am super happy with it and will post a picture tomorrow after I sew the buttons on.

I’m off to bed now as I actually have to teach tomorrow!

Have fun!


31 thoughts on “Oh Deer!

  1. Penguin day sounds fun! The mask was quite the touch to her outfit.

    Squats with alternating leg lifts make my thighs burn. I can imagine doing them banded!

    1. Yes they are quite the exercise. I always think I may be getting into shape until I do those ones!
      Penguin day was fun! But I’m glad penguins are fine now, it’s time to move on!

  2. Penguins! John had a cousin who worked in an aquarium where they had penguins. John was with him at closing time, and the penguins were allowed to roam about the office area after hours. He said it was so much fun to walk with them.

  3. sounds like a great day. that mask was very creative. I’m glad your students enjoyed this unit so much.

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