Monday, September 19, 2016

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 38

The Good:
I did an 11 mile run last weekend and mapped it out to end at Kane's Donuts downtown. They make gluten and dairy free donuts (in a dedicated kitchen and fryer) and I heard they were amazing. It was an experience. I haven't had a glutenous donut in over 11 years and this was as good as any "real" donut I can recall from my childhood!

The Random:
My toaster died this week. I've had this little thing for 7 years and it was my Zayda's before that. It's lived in Florida and NY with him and DC and Boston with me. Not going to lie, I was a touch (or more) heartbroken when it finally quit...

The Fun:
On Friday, I gave my kiddos a growth mindset activity. They had to recreate a paper formation that I had put on the table (it was tricky for me). They couldn't touch the one I had made and had to work together. I had some really determined kids and a few great exasperated face palms. One kiddo got it (and proudly posted it to her "student story" on Class Dojo)! They had a great time and tried to use positive self-talk, too!!




   

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17 thoughts on the matter:

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I think it's awesome that you got the kids doing that! :)

jandi said... {Reply}

now I feel like a donut! sorry about your toaster... our bread toaster died last year- I bought it with my first pay-check in 2005... and that activity is awesome!

Brooke Neal said... {Reply}

I felt the same way when my original i pod shuffle died. I was heart broken because my husband had purchased it to match my tennis shoes (isn't that cute). Anyways, I am certain I was the last person on the planet still using an original, but I loved it. Good for you and your 11 mile run. I am trying to train for a half iron man, but the run is killing me. I may not make it.

Tom said... {Reply}

The Good...Yummy
The Random...Sorry for your loss
The Fun...Frustration

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

Oh I'm sorry about your toaster. I once had a friend who broke a vase that had belonged to her late mother. She was heart broken but then came to the conclusion that it was her mother's way of telling her it was okay to let go a bit.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Oh my goodness - the donut! I think it's great that there are so many ways to still enjoy the good stuff these days :)

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

You have my condolences on the passing of your beloved toaster. I know from experience it is not easy to replace an appliance you've grown to love. New ones are just never the same.

Ummm, when they remove the gluten do they remove some of the calories too??? I guess that's what the 11th mile covers huh! Good idea. I miss running so much.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

What a great project/problem for the kiddos!! That donut looks so good!!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

What a great mind AND team building project!

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

What a shame about that toaster. I have been using my Grandma's clock radio for over 30 years. It's a wonder it is still working!

Impulsive Artistry by Charles Wolf said... {Reply}

What a great project for the kids, thanks for sharing, and have a great week!
: )

—Charles

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

How'd you get home after your 11 mile run to the donut shop? lol.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Congrats on the run - so inspiring! and had to giggle at the 'face palm'!

Lr Jamison said... {Reply}

Ok, you have to share the lesson plan for the growth mindset activity. This would be great for me to use with my small groups. I'm looking at it and it seems pretty difficult. The donut looks tasty!

Danelle M said... {Reply}

Impressive! I could never run 11 miles, even with a donut shop at the end! 😀

Linda said... {Reply}

Congrats to the determined kids who worked out that puzzle.

packmom said... {Reply}

I Love that you map your runs to end with a treat. Bummer on the toaster over. They don't make the new ones as good as the old either.