who are you and what have you done with our principal?

Last Monday, the principal announced that instead of the professional development we were all supposed to have on Friday afternoon, we were going to do a "team building activity."

Cue the fear.

I had visions of rock wall climbing, relay races, role playing, and *gasp!* backwards trust falls.

She wouldn't give any more hints as to what we would be doing, except that we needed to make sure to wear comfortable jeans and sneakers.

When Friday finally rolled around, and all the kids were dismissed at noon for the teachers' "meeting", we all gathered together in the library.

In a very uncharacteristic move, our principal explained that the district had set aside this afternoon to look at assessment data. "But because we look at our students' data every other week for our intervention planning, I thought it would be better if instead we all went....

BOWLING!!!"

Cue the cheers and applause. And relief!!

Our event was paid for by a private donation, and we were all able to enjoy two hours of free bowling. Everyone had a great time, even though I'm pretty sure no one broke 100. (I don't think bowling is a Texas thing...)

Either way, it was just what our collective spirits needed during these tough winter days! Yay for GREAT administrative decisions!!

7 comments:

Sparkling said...

Tied her up, blindfolded her and threw knives at her.... Oh wait, thought it said "what would you like to have done with your principal"

Miss Teacher said...

What a fabulous change from the usual staff development...I swear, if I have to do one more "think-pair-share" or "gallery walk" at staff development, I'm gonna scream...

Cortney said...

That's what I like to call the best day ever! We have a half day next week, but I know for certain that we have to go to training and not bowling...I know this because I'm the one running the training.

Kirsten said...

Yay! You guys must have been SO surprised! Don't you love it when they do stuff like that? It really does help to keep a happy climate at school. So glad you had a good time. Wonder what you will do next time??? LOL

KellyTeaches said...

Wow... my principal would never do this but it's definitely a smart idea!!!

Mama M. said...

Wow, how fun is that?!! I'm stopping by to "warn" you that I'll be contacting you (very, very, like right now) soon to see if you'll be my "date of the week" this week!!

You know...the last time I went bowling, I think I got a 24. Seriously. Maybe I should move to TX!! ;)

Maranda said...

Oh I always loved bowling as a group! How awesome!!

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