Inspiration for the week

Amazingly, this week brings the end of the school year for me! In many ways this has been the most stressful year of teaching I've had, but at the same time one of the most rewarding as well. My monthly challenge this June is to write down three things I am grateful for each day. Getting to teach such a wild, curious and adventurous group of kids has definitely topped my list. And in the meantime, some links that I have been digging lately:

This kindergarten teacher does one day a week completely outside, calling it "Forest Monday." Something I would love to try.

Sharpening the saw: why productive people always have time for exercise (or, why I run even on the most exhausting days of school).

My new podcast LOVE, the Dirtbag Diaries. Stories from adventurous outdoorsy mountain-climbing type people.

Like so many, I obsess over avocados. I really want to try this everyday avocado dressing from Faring Well.

A good friend of mine and I were discussing the possible futility of avoiding almond consumption during California's drought. Does it really make an impact if people avoid certain water-guzzling foods? If so, which foods should we avoid? She sent me this article with a helpful (and funny) synopsis: Is it really better to eat vegetarian in a drought?

Some female solo adventure books I want to read: Tales of a Female Nomad, A Year without Makeup, and Phenomenal. Afterwards, being female, I want to go on a solo adventure.