It's a weird feeling teaching something and knowing that you're going to have to do exactly the same lesson over again because it is an important one. I didn't do a couple of things I had intended to do with them too. I gather the local hospital is chocky full of norovirus problems and I am very, very hoping that it is just a bug, not the norovirus. We were pretty unaffected by last year's outbreak with just a few in my class away, but I know other classes were affected more. Perhaps it is our turn.
This morning is going to be weird too because I can't be in my classroom until playtime, basically. New cupboards are being built! Go to the hall, said someone. Can't - violins in the hall. OK, so the ICT suite. Nope - the ICT technician in working in there today.
I think I can work round it but this is one of many problems of an undersized but popular school and it is grossly undersized: about 35% smaller than it should be. There's no room for manoeuvre! We will manage, we have to but I'm guessing it won't be fun!
I was right about outdoor games yesterday. They weren't! At playtime we all booted the children out into a light drizzle. Two minutes later they were lining up to come in again as the drizzle had turned into a downpour. So no games. A shame because with such low numbers, games would have been great.
Ah, well, these things happen and here's hoping today won't be as upsy downsy as it could be.
|I just like this photo. There's something very satisfying about it, somehow!|