Oh my goodness….
You know how it is when you go to an in-service and by the end of the day your brain is fried?
Yeah, that’s me.
Today we had our first Language Arts Department meeting with our new assistant principal. We learned so much and got so much information and I want to process it all right now.
We spent the whole day talking about going full-blown, hard-core Common Core this year and PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers). I can’t even put what I learned into coherent terms right now because it was so much. The PARCC website has so many examples and resources. (Highlights we looked at include: task prototypes, model content frameworks, and classroom resources.)
I have a bad habit of coming home from in-services and getting totally overwhelmed, frustrated, and flustered.
I almost feel like if I don’t look at my notes right now I will forget things.
I also feel like I can’t possibly comprehend everything at this hour and after I’ve been using my brain all day.
I know I need to sit on this information for a few days, take a dozen deep breaths, and come back to it later this week when I have some alone time.
However…..because I am me, I just sat down and printed some of the things that interested me most. I can’t help it. I will feel better when it is all neatly organized in a binder, ready for me to process this weekend.
But for now, my time is up. The kids are ready to watch a little t.v. and have a snack.
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