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In the 1 days ending Oct 3, 2011:

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Monday Oct 3, 2011 #

Bicycling 44:00 [1]

work commute, Harvard commute. Exam in Epigenetics today; I am underprepared.

I spent an hour with the new 5th grade class at Morse. I brought in a huge ($40) color print of the old version of the Franklin Park map. I talked about the national meet and invited questions. I showed the poster of the US team... in action! They asked whether any of the US team members would be shadowing them at the meet on 10/21. I said probably not, but that I would try to arrange for them to meet US team members. They asked if you can earn medals. I said yes. Some of them wanted know if they could try orienteering without a shadow. I said, at local meets you attend outside of school. We did some orienteering on the school grounds, and counted paces walking and running for 100m. They wanted to know if it was normal for kids to be shadowed. Seems like we're off to a good start, and going to a national meet appears to be motivating.

I need to send home a newsletter for their parents, and plan Wednesday's lessons, and deal with meet logistics, and figure out how I'm going to get enough CORI'd shadows, or how we're going to pull this off... And figure out how I can get them to learn enough about orienteering to do white courses 2 weeks from Friday. Maybe I can have non-CORI'd shadows, but have the CORI'd chaperones stationed around the course? Hm.

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