*Andrew and I played a game of pool this week. And just so you are aware, I won. Fair and square. I thought this was news worth shouting from the rooftops.
*You'll never guess the fabulous way in which I am spending my harvest break...
Attending a state-mandated math class for teachers...EIGHT hours a day...Monday through Friday!!!
You're jealous, right?
I was determined to be reeally grumpy over being robbed of my vacation time, until this math class had the nerve to be...fun.
I can't believe I just said that.
Basically, I've learned the following:
1.) Despite being an expert teacher of algorithms, I know nothing.
2.) I was taught to follow procedures rather than to think for myself.
3.) I have been teaching my students to follow procedures rather than to think for themselves.
4.) When I actually use my brain, I'm not so bad at math after all.
My mind is officially blown.
But all this math is taking it's toll on me. Let me illustrate:
If xy = z, and x = number of hours in class and y = number of days in class, then z = 40 hours of thinking mathematically.
z also equals:
My brain literally aching like an overworked muscle at the end of each day...And my mind continuing to work the problems from class in my dreams all night long...And a very tired Rachel upon waking each morning...And a 3rd grade teacher who is SO EXCITED to teach her next math lesson!
*It is October 6th, today.
October SIXTH, people!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yet, here I was, taking pictures from our bedroom window this evening.