. . . and here I am with a bit of time instead of just setting off for school. Nice feeling. Actually, it's been a great week - I like my new class and I hope they like me, they are co-operative, follow instructions well, work together well and generally they have given me a good time. Of course, there have been a few things which I need to address, including some playground misunderstandings . . .
Willing Little Boy (coming up to me at playtime): Mrs Clark, P is crying.
Me: Oh no, why is he crying?
WLB: Because I hit him.
Me: (Slightly less kindly). You did what? Why?
WLB: I hit him - he was being naughty so I hit him to stop him. Is that having Helping Hands, Mrs Clark?
(We'd talked about having helping hands in PSHE)
Me: Er . . .
Fortunately it all blew over fairly quickly, but . . well, I guess that is next week's PSHE lesson sorted.
And thinking of winds - I must remember to put in some supports for the remaining cosmos before the high winds hit on Sunday/Monday. It probably wont do much good, but I will try. I've already strengthened the tomato supports and will move all the smaller pots to somewhere more sheltered.
Here's hoping . . .