. . . and here we are at the end of the week. Today and one more week to go and it will be the Easter break. Never was a break more eagerly anticipated. It's going to be a good week: I have two friends staying and then when they go, another friend is coming. I'm going to enjoy that!
Yesterday was a good 'un. I don't call myself a good PE teacher but I do enjoy the dance lessons and the children do too. They were marching like soldiers yesterday and doing a very good job of staying on the beat. We also had fun finding things that worked by turning (Maths, a starting point for quarter, half and three quarter turns and recognising right angles - something I didn't do until secondary, but there you go - standards have fallen so much since then, haven't they?) and in the afternoon we did that old favourite, making a model of a Victorian rocking horse using card and a paper plate. Bless them, they were so happy to be allowed to take them home and more than one little chap proclaimed that it was going to be a mothers' day present (or a granny present, in one case). Lucky ladies! The girls, however, wanted to keep their creations! Maybe they were sensibly remembering that they've already made a gift.
Thankfully, the rain cleared up and playtimes were all outside and on the field. Great happiness all round. The children are so good: they wait patiently while the teacher on duty makes a judgement on whether the field is dry enough and, if the response is positive, they all go charging on with cheers of delight. What a shame they lose that enthusiasm as they get older and 'grow up'.
So it was a good day with plenty of smiles and cheer. One of the better ones over these last weeks. I feel happy!
Today is SEN day. And then it's the weekend . . .