Another very warm day yesterday, wasn't it? However, it was much more pleasant that Wednesday, which was hot and humid. Yesterday was hot, sure, but there didn't seem to be much humidity about and I felt fairly comfortable all day. We didn't do an awful lot. There was a fair amount of what they call 'choosing' and I call 'self chosen play activities' and we caught up on some Fourways farm videos that they love to bits! Today is more of the same with the additional fun of bringing a small toy into school and a DVD to watch, plus two assemblies - a leavers' assembly and a 'goodbye' assembly.
I think I have done everything now. I think all paperwork is complete, everything that needs to be handed on has been handed on and now I have two bags to stuff to go through and keep or chuck as appropriate. Oh, or take to the confidential waste bag. It's such a relief to have that. I must have spent literally days tearing up confidential stuff into titchy pieces in the past.
The big news is that the fence is up! It looks OK too, despite being different (and higher) than my other fences. It's a bit startling at the moment but once I get a tin of the Somerset green stuff I use and get it all painted on, it's going to look good. Two years down the track, with the tayberry trained along, it will look great! SO much extra space too. Amazing. I keep walking along the side of the raised bed simply because now I can! Woohoo!
I do miss the green of the hedge, but I don't miss the way it took up so much of my garden space. And the fence sheds a nice length of shade for sitting out in the evenings.
Last day today - one day to go. It will be bitter sweet today. Yesterday evening I got an email from one of my children saying 'Thank you for being a great teacher. I am going to miss you very very very very very very very much.' Apart from the fact that I taught them how to use commas in this context three or so weeks ago (grrrr), I can't be too put out because the sentiments are so lovely, aren't they?
One more day!