Professional UN-development is for the BIRDS
I’m not proud of myself.
I probably shouldn’t even admit it.
I hit a boiling point and… well… boiled over.
I was at another -pull me away from my needy kids, make sub plans, discuss unnecessary things, waste of time – development thing this afternoon. I was trying to be positive about it. It was only the last 1/2 of the day, 3 first grade teachers only – should be focused. To the point.
When we got there we were told to do a task. No reason was given for the task… just take numbers from one perfectly printed and fine report about an assessment we had given and hand write them on to another report that had the exact same information. I questioned why. Mentioned it seemed to be a waste of time. Asked why we couldn’t just use the original report. Was told the hand written one was easier to read. It wasn’t. I didn’t get it. This was not DEVELOPING me professionally in any way.
But I apologized profusely for questioning, being rude, complaining. I wrote the numbers. I’ll never look at that paper again. We didn’t get a single thing out of those 3 hours. 🙁
On to better, more productive topics.
We have been discussing American symbols this week. We completed our American Symbols book…
…. and tucked it into Abe’s hat…
And put up on the wall. So fun.
We also did a narrative writing lesson. Monday we did a sequenced quick draw…
Tuesday we did our sequenced pre-write sentences…
and today we finished our paragraph stories and made our little Lulu Love Bird…
They love these little birds. Their stories turned out very cute. You can grab The Adventures of Lulu the Love Bird writing activity in my store. It looks adorable, perfect for a Valentines bulletin board and a great writing activity. You can read more about it here.
So, despite the unproductive non-development this afternoon, we have actually been quite productive in class. 😀 AND my sub said the kiddos were good for her. That’s always a plus.
I know you all are so sweet and are probably really good at holding your tongue – but what DO you do when someone is being paid to have YOU do something so unproductive.