Monthly Archives: June 2017

1 week = 5 days = 9 lessons left to go.

Monday was good but tiring. We found out in the morning that the school had a whole school internal review so that meant that I wasn’t going to be teaching on Tuesday and Wednesday so that was a relief. Also due to a variety of events today was my last lesson teaching year 10 – I can’t believe it! It’s like a weight has been lifted. So, what with everything I only have three lessons left to teach this week and six to plan for next week. All in all, that makes 9 lessons. I teach more than that in a week usually! I can’t believe that all this is coming to an end. It seems such a long time ago that I was writing for the first time telling you all about my application. I hadn’t yet decided to move in with Greg or even that I’d be going to the university I chose … I still had my skills test to do and now …

Tuesday was another good day. I saw year 10 for the last time and just TAed in lessons. I managed to get most of my lessons planned for next week and my resources printed in fact I only have two lessons left to plan plus year 8’s assessments to mark. That feels really good. I’m hoping that after tomorrow I can really crack down on my PSHE certificate and paperwork etc.

Wednesday was good too. It’s always a joy to watch Kate teach. I only have two lessons tomorrow and I got lots done today. Hopefully same again tomorrow. I’ve got everything printed and sorted for this week and next and only one left to plan for next Friday. Other than that it’s all just paperwork now. I hope that if I can get everything else done this week I can concentrate on PSHE next week.

Thursday was a good day. I only had two lessons to teach both of which went well and I got lots of work done.

Friday was lovely. For some of the other trainees it was there last day – I’m going to miss them. I can’t believe we only have one week – five days – 9 lessons left. It feels so strange.

Over this week I even managed to get my PSHE certificate finished and I’ve just finished a small list of admin tasks and I’ve already tidied up the garden so, all that remains for me to do now is catch up on my academic reading!

TTFN X

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Two weeks left.

On Monday I had three lessons, two of which I was really looking forward to however two went spectacularly wrong and I had to abandon the lesson. Feeling deflated however every day’s a fresh start. Just 14 days left.

I can’t believe I only have two weeks left on placement now. All the goodbye and thank you gifts have been bought

Tuesday was another tough day. The kids didn’t want to be there and are ready for summer and if I’m honest so am I – I’m tired and I don’t want to take my foot off the gas but I’m finding it hard to dredge up my reserves.

I lost my temper with year 8 and was pleased with how I shouted at them. It’s been a long time coming. I’m disheartened though because tomorrow it won’t matter to them and they’ll be just as bad.

Year 10 was a better lesson because I team taught with John and while the lesson was better and the kids were better behaved it felt like a kick in the teeth because it just shows they can do it and the problem is me. Everyone keeps praising me for doing the right thing but I don’t feel like I am. My confidence has taken a knock. I hope tomorrow is better.

Wednesday was a better day. Just two classes that went well and got lots of planning done so pleased with that.

Thursday was a better day again. P1 year 10 worked really hard and John and I managed them p4. The rest of my classes were good and just one more to do tomorrow.

Friday was good. Just one lesson which went fine and got all my planning done.

Over the weekend my brother was coming again on Friday and we had a few people round to play cards and then at the weekend I just want to crack on with some more work. It all went swimmingly and I got my EOP done plus all my marking on Saturday which left Sunday free for some chilling, proofreading and perhaps some PSHE work.

In other news … look at these Turnips!

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Look at them Turnips!

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Half Term – Three weeks to go.

Over the weekend we mainly just chilled out. I actually got quite a lot more done than I thought I would but really out of just wanting to do it rather than needing to get it done. I marked both the year 10 and year 8 assessments and organised myself for the coming week.

On Monday I really needed to get out of the house so Greg and I went for a spontaneous walk nearby and ended up having a lovely sandwich in a pub. It was really nice to spend time together and not worry about everything. I feel like I’m managing everything well at the moment.

I do keep feeling a bit ill but I know that’s just because I’m relaxing and ‘on holiday’ it happens every time – feeling woffy, sick and moments of exhaustion. I don’t normally nap during the day but I have been doing recently.

During Tuesday Greg was back at work so I took the opportunity to really get to grips with some things I needed to do. I went to town and took my contract items to be scanned. That all seemed to go fine. I cashed a cheque and went shopping. I got things that I’ve needed for a while and it was nice just to go on my own, spend as much time as I wanted in places without having to worry I’m inconveniencing others. I also got some marking done, the shopping was delivered and I did a whole load of ironing which was to be continued the following day.

Wednesday was a good day. I wasn’t sure what to do with myself and couldn’t really make a plan but anyway I managed to wash my car, dig a bed, do pleanty of assessment marking and catch the sun! It’s been a glorious day and hopefully tomorrow will be the same.

On Thursday my parents came to visit. I had a really good day. I got nice things in for lunch and made a shepherd’s pie for dinner. I was excited to show them how the garden’s progressing, the food we’re growing and my plans for it over the summer. I really wanted to sit out on our new garden furniture and to be able to offer them gin and tonics – like a real adult and we did. It was really nice. I also took them to our local garden centre and my mum and I had naughty cream teas. I had a lovely day.

Friday was a little rainier which was good as a) the garden needed it and b) I needed to sit inside and polish off my assessment marking which went fine. I also had a bash at getting through my campus pack and teachers’ standards evidence which went fine – just time consuming.

Over the weekend my brother was coming to visit which was nice and I hoped that sometime in during the weekend I’d be able to have a go at finishing off my to do list which only consisted of Campus Pack and PSHE admin. They were only type up jobs but they’re the kind of jobs that have been hanging around for ages and keep getting put on the back burner because they’re not that important but nevertheless they need to be done at some point over the next three weeks.

Now that my assignment will be done and handed in this weekend hopefully my weekends will be freeer so I might be able to get things done then.

In other news I got my supply teacher contract through so that’s all official and I should start work in four weeks!

I’m looking forward to going back to school tomorrow but I’m not looking forward to the get up time!

TTFN X

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Clematis Flowering 

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