Tuesday and Wednesday Tim and I went to a PE conference. The state of Alaska recently adopted their first set of PE standards. We were lucky enough to be 2 of the 35 teachers chosen throughout the state to get a all-expense paid trip to Anchorage to participate in the conference. I felt like that conference was pretty helpful. I don't think good PE teachers are given enough credit. I felt a little lost this last year teaching PE and not really knowing the purpose. I knew it should be more than an inside recess, but I wasn't sure exactly what it should be. This conference helped me realize the purpose of PE. Know I just feel like I'm behind on how to actually teach the skills and how to pick and choose which skills to teach. Then again, I can't expect to learn in 2 days, what others took 4 years studying.
We are now in Greenfield, New York, where we get to spend the next week and a half with my sister, Karen, and her family. Karen and Brad have been great hosts so far and their girls are so fun to play with. We have gone to the library, Congress Park, Lake Desolation, a birthday party, church (yes, this is a big deal for us!), and the Saratoga Battlefield.
New York is a beautiful state, at least the part we have seen. We love how green it is and how many trees there are.