Today is a P.A. Day, which is short for Professional Activity Day.
The students get the day off so that us teachers can sit in on workshops and in-service meetings. Sometimes these workshops can be quite good, but most of the time I find that they offer me very little. If I can walk away with one good idea for my classroom today I will call it a success.
I don’t know why but the school week seemed to be extra long this week, even though it was short. Teachers will often speak of this. The short weeks always feel long. It’s a strange phenomenon.
I know that my students will enjoy having today off. Truth is, I would have enjoyed having today off too. I feel like I need a break already. And I guess this is sort of a break. It’s a break from routine. It’s a chance to get to know some of the other teachers better. Oh yeah, and a free lunch.
I guess I shouldn’t really complain.