Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Time to Reflect 2 Minutes 2011

Hey everyone.  This will be your assignment on June 15th this year.  It should not take a long time to get done.  Good luck and congrats on your great movies.  

This post is worth 25 marks of your movie project. Please do it properly.

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  1. Please embed your Google Doc, Version 1 and Final cut of your movie. 
  2. Please relect and talk about the changes you made between the first and final cut of your movie.  Were the student comments helpful in making your final cut better?
  3. How did you find your expert? List 3 important points your expert added to your movie. What did you learn from your expert?
  4. If you did not find an expert tell us why you were unsuccessful.  Be honest.
  5. What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project.  What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?
  6. What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
  7. Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?
  8. How will you make a difference in the future?
  9. label your post 2minutes2011, reflection
This reflection is due by June 16.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Manitoba Marathon Details

Hey everyone here is the information for the students running the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday June 19th. The first spread sheet is the times I expect you to run and when you need to be at your relay station.

This spread sheet is for students needing rides to the relay exchange stations.

 Here is the site for the Manitoba Marathon.  It has many useful sections about getting to your relay exchange on time.

Winning Boys Junior High time last year was 3:15 and for the Girls it was 3:42.  More than one team are ready to run faster than these times.  Good luck on race day.  Do not forget your number!! Plan ahead. Drive to your relay exchange and expect delays due to traffic changes in the city.


Here is the note I sent home to your parents if you lost it

Dear Parents

The time has come.  Friday will be our last official practice.  The students have attended many 7:30 and 8:00 practices.  All of them are ready to do the relay on Sunday June 19th.  They have done their part now it is your turn to help out.  Students will be bringing home a bag of goodies today.  In this bag you will find:
  1. Marathon information booklet
  2. Marathon Spreadsheet
  3. Their Race Number
  4. 4 pins

All of this material is important for next Sunday.  Please take time to read the Marathon Information Booklet.  There is valuable information about everything you might be curious about for the race on Sunday.  Some pages to pay attention to are:
  • Page 18 if you are running the first or last legs of the relay.  Great info about parking
  • Page 25 a full map of the race course and where all the exchange points are
  • Pages 33 to 35 are full of relay race information from parking to helpful hints

Please read this book. 

I have provided you with a marathon spreadsheet.  This shows all the teams participating in the relay this year.  The spreadsheet has be created using estimated times from practice runs.  It is not totally accurate.  I have erred on the side of estimating too fast.  This means that for some of the later runners I may be out by up to 20 minutes.  Expect to be at your relay check point for up to an hour before some runners arrive.  Times will change due to weather conditions and because of injuries to runners.  I have provided you with:
  • time to arrive at the exchange point
  • estimated time to complete the relay section
  • arrival time at the next exchange point

Please make sure to arrive at the right time.  You will have difficulty finding parking and getting to the exchange zones.  It is a good idea to scout out routes ahead of time.  Please be prepared. Being on time is so important.  If you do not show up and a runner has no one to pass the chip to the race is ruined for the other 4 athletes.

Each student gets a relay number our numbers are 5786 TO 5794.  This number must be worn on the front of the shirt.  The four pins in the kit are to fasten the number to the shirt. If a student is also running the half, both numbers must be worn.  At the relay exchange zones there are sign posts with numbers.  Stand in between the sign posts that are appropriate (i.e. 5600-5700). The runners will exchange the chip and look for each other in these numerical zones.  ***** All runners must wear the relay exchange number attached to the belt at all times.  This is how we are timed and scored. We will not get a time if this belt is not worn by all students***** 

Thank you for allowing your child to participate.  The goal of this club is to develop life long runners.  All the students are amazing.  So here are my last few pieces of advice:
  • Please wake up your child with plenty of time to get to the race. It is on Sunday and they will need lots of encouragement to wake up!
  • Feed them food but not too much food.  A bowl of oatmeal and bananas would be plenty for what they need to do.  There are snacks and drinks on the course.
  • Know where the exchange point is.  Getting their on time is very important. The whole relay team is counting on you.
  • If you are picking up other students or getting picked up, please know the phone numbers of all people concerned.
  • Most of all enjoy the experience with them.  They have worked so hard and come so far.  Share their accomplishment.

This has been a remarkable season.  Over 50 athletes trained and 45 are participating on Marathon Sunday.  We will be the largest Junior High team in the province.  Congratulations and thanks again.  Do not hesitate to call me at the school or email me.  I will get back to you as fast as I can.

Chris Harbeck
Marathon Coach and Runner