Two more to go!
We had a good day yesterday. We weren't sure if violins was on but it was. The children are working slowly now but we got some work done and in the afternoon I was able to get a slot in the ICT suite. That room has changed out of all recognition in recent years and now, finally, there are enough computers for one each rather than having to share.
Having finally, after a good push, managed to get the year 2 coding stuff finished, I wanted them to use what they'd learnt to create a little game involving moving an object round a pathway.
Words like 'algorithm' and 'debug' flew in all directions as they coded, re-coded and generally showed me that, with the program we use, they have mastered simple coding pretty well (at Y2 level, that is).
It was all great fun.
We have our own computer suite time this afternoon so we will go in again and they can have a 'free' choice. Not totally free, of course, but enough to be fun!
It feels very strange to be sitting here with no outstanding marking, no planning to review, no smart board slides to create, no resources to prepare. The classroom is as tidy as I can possibly make it, given two more days at school. Even most of the stuff on the walls has come down and is ready for handing out, filing away for G (who will have my classroom next term) or in the bin. All those posters. Our marking code, the 'wash your hands' reminders, the labels for different areas, the reading area signs about what makes a good reader, the golden rules . . . all down. Today the new backing paper will go up on the display boards!
It feels so odd to know that in two days it won't be 'my' space any more. I have been in that classroom on and off for . . . well, let's say 'many years', shall we? A good long time. It's as familiar to me as my own home, albeit strangely uncluttered!
Today is finishing off, ICT and a 'special' assembly which I am dreading! But first - coffee!!!