|A splash of colour!|
I'm afraid it is another ooops from me. Nothing garden related, thank goodness, but equally daft in a different way.
I got into school yesterday and started setting up for the day. Along came A saying 'I have your class from 10:15 - what do you want me to do?'
Total bewilderment from me.
So off I rushed to the notice on the staff board to realise that from 10:15 to the end of the day I had monitoring time for my subject responsibility, PSHE. This included planning scrutiny (no problem), work scrutiny (equally no problem) and, oh dear, a lesson observation (my year 1 co-worker, who had also completely missed it) Not so good. Big problem here.
So co-worker and I had a serious little chat and decided that I could actually observe her any time before the end of term. Lovely Deputy Head agreed. That got me out of a pickle.
So I spent the rest of the time catching up with SEN paperwork on the understading that I will use SEN time for the observation and write up. It's good that I have that flexibility, that's for sure.
But I do feel a right prune (again). It's getting to be a habit, I fear. Is it old age or over work?
Apart from that it was a good day and having home grown strawberries for dessert every lunch time is bliss!
One of the nicest things in a long time happened yesterday. One of my littlies had been inspired by our theme of Jack and the Beanstalk and had planted or bought a variety of seeds. One was a little strawberry plant and yesterday I was presented with the first fruits - a big strawberry, the first ripe one from the plant, carefully wrapped in kitchen towel so it wouldn't bruise. Rarely has a strawberry tasted more delicious! Wasn't that lovely?
Today I am out of class yet again. I am off on a course (nice and local). A SEN update course. Should be helpful. I have my class p.m., thank goodness.
And then just one day until the weekend. Phew.