Inspired.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the things that have been inspiring me lately.  And when I visited Ali‘s blog this evening, I saw that she did a post on things that have been inspiring her. Thought I’d play along and share what’s been on my mind.


Color : Red. (I can’t get enough of it.  Plus, it’s cherry season so I’ll be seeing a lot of red around here for awhile!)

Shape : Squares (this t-shirt quilt made by Po Adams, an 85 year old runner.  I want to make one of these with my race t-shirts.  Photo from the Sacramento Bee.)

Letter : E (for my buddy Eric – the nicest, most thoughtful, unassuming, caring, and helpful boy I know)

Letter : A (for Aujanae — another amazing student I absolutely adore)

School Activity : Cow eye dissection (This activity turned some students onto science!  I have some of the best surgeons in my classroom.  More on this in another post later this week.)

Race : Bay to Breaker (Over 60,000 people ran the Bay to Breaker in San Francisco.  Love the camaraderie of the crowd.)

Number : 9,875 (my ranking in the Bay to Breaker — can’t believe I’m in the top 10,000!)

Word : Story.  (Love a good story.  Inspired by life stories of my students, scrappers, and friends.)