Tuesday, January 15th was a big day. It was a day I had waited for since mid-November when I packed my heart and soul into five binders and mailed them off. It was a day I had waited for since starting work on those binders in June. A day I had waited for since the first Saturday in March of 2012. It was the day the call would be made. A call telling me whether or not I was one of the chosen three.
They say, “A watched pot never boils.” And so I was afraid it would be the same with the phone. I tried to not watch it. I tried to not panic every time I had to leave the classroom. I tried to control my heart when the phone rang at 8:30, but only rang once. But everyone was feeling the pressure, even Mrs. Rizzuto who sat in my room and waited for the phone to ring when I couldn’t be there.
But, ring it did. Right before I had to go outside for recess duty. “You are one of our finalists.”
I am one of three finalists for the Iditarod 2014 Teacher on the Trail ™!
And so the adventure begins again! I’m headed back to Alaska. I hope you will follow along with me and the boys of 3A as we head out on the next leg of our race to Nome.
It’s sure to be a wild and bumpy ride!
You read the official announcement here.