Today was Day 3 of my challenge to walk 10,000 steps per day. So far, I’ve been able to get those steps in every day! I took advantage of the beautiful fall day we had here and walked to the gym this morning to get some stepping done on the treadmill. It’s a bit chilly outside, but the fall colors are beautiful this year. Ed and I also took an extra long walk last night to get some of my steps in. Ten thousand steps take a surprisingly long time to walk! However, I have to admit that when I fold laundry, my Fitbit thinks I’m taking steps. Don’t take that away from me–it totally counts!
Teaching on the day after Halloween is difficult for any teacher, much less a sub! Yesterday I spent the afternoon in a fourth grade classroom. I had just taught this class when I was subbing for their art teacher on Tuesday, and they were such a great class; so well behaved and engaged in the art lesson I was teaching. They were not engaged in the reading lesson I was teaching them yesterday. It was difficult to get them to settle down when they came in from lunch (where many of them probably ate candy from trick-or-treating). But eventually, even with all the talking and distractions, we did get our reading work finished.
As I was telling Ed about my day, I said, “Learning how to read a non-fiction text just isn’t as engaging as learning how to draw a vampire.”
Yup. That definitely could explain why teaching yesterday afternoon was such a challenge!