Below are two cards that I received from students on Monday.
"The medal is so soft that is is the right size for miss brown. She was a good finisher. I'm so proud that Miss. brown has wond the finel marathon and miss brown say it was fun when she steped in puddles and weared a trash bag over her body." - Jaden
"But keep on going because I know you are going to win." -Nick
"I can't beleve mis Brown ran a marathon. It is cool how mis Brown got to keep the medal and the tag. It is so cool. I wonder what if felled like to run in it." -Alexis
"I want a lots of medals and trophies. I'll do any thing to win a medal or trophie." - Braylin
"It is cool when Mrs. Brown ran the marathon because she is the best teacher in the whole wide world. And she train hard and hard to go on the marathon." - Eric
Oh the thoughts that 3rd graders have about the experience! It makes me smile!
It was so funny to me how the students saw the progress each day, yet when those last 26 miles where added to the links they were so amazed! The ohhs and awws began flying through the room. Students proudly told other teachers in the hallway, "She ran a grand total of 352 miles in training!" The kids also thought it was pretty neat that we made it across Oklahoma with just about 7 miles extra to begin heading to Texas. "Can we go all the way to Mexico?" they asked. I had a brilliant revelation after the fact that I could have added some Oklahoma history/social studies into the process by talking about each town we went to. I was quite sad I overlooked that detail, instead I was focused on getting the students to understand the distance. Now I know for next time! But all in all the students participated and were thrilled with it all!
Check back tomorrow for a special message from the students!