At the beginning of the school year, budgets looked pretty bleak. We had furlough days built into our school year calendar, and one of them is tomorrow. After the voters of California voted for higher taxes, though, we're rolling in the money! (Just don't ask about those unfunded pension liabilities....)
Our district "bought back" a couple of those furlough days, including tomorrow, and now we have to work. Instead of telling the kids that they had to come back as well, though, it's just a work day for the adults. Tomorrow will be a Common Core-a-palooza!
Instead of commuting about 10 miles on surface streets to get to work tomorrow, I get to drive to my local community center, less than 2 miles away, to hear a core-tastic speaker. Just about every teacher in my district will be there. Then, after a lunch at Sam's Club next door, I'll head with the other math teachers to a nearby high school to have a math core-gasm. At that point I'll be less than 3 miles from home, which will be nice on a Friday afternoon when the temperature is expected to be in the 90s.
I'm sure there will be Kool-Aid a-plenty tomorrow, if you get my meaning.