Today, my district had Professional Growth Day. It is a non-student day, so teachers could meet to talk and grow professionally. Students got to stay home. All teachers in the district from K-12th grade met to discuss math common core standards. All the 2nd grade teachers in the district met at one school. The best thing was that the school was only 5 minutes from my house.
I love days like this. It is so beneficial to be able to talk to teachers at your grade level. I also got the chance to see teachers that I have worked with before, and touch base with teachers I have met at other inservices throughout the district. It was like a reunion.
Even though the information shared was something that I had heard before, it is still great to hear it again. It reminds me of what I need to be concentrating on when I am teaching math. Math was never my favorite subject in school. However, I love teaching math to my 2nd graders. I wish I had been taught math in the way I am teaching math to them right now. I think I would have a better understanding of it.
After the inservice, I went out to lunch with my 2nd grade team. We went to a sit-down restaurant. That’s something we hardly get to do during the school day. When we finished lunch, we returned to our school site to get ready for next week. I appreciate getting the time to do this. Now, I am ready to start my 3 day weekend.