Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching 6-7 year olds. My training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!
I can’t believe that my first year of teaching is nearly over! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was announcing I had my first class. Now I’m nearly done with them! I have had an amazing year. There have been many highs and lows to my teaching year, however, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I know that I’m in the right profession for me. There may be pressure, there may be stress but it’s so worth it to put a smile on so many faces.
One of my favourite moments this week is when my class recognised and remembered a possessive apostrophe and why they’re called possessive apostrophes. As a joke, I threw my hands up and said ‘Wow, I’ve taught you something this year!’ A child looked at me and said (completely straight faced) ‘You’ve taught us loads!’ That little comment made my day!
I only have three working days left of the school year. We’re packing in a talent show, a class play, reading treat (for amazing reading this year-naturally!) and their last class treat (a water fight!) I can’t wait for this week, but I’m sure it’ll be an emotional one as well. You’ll never forget your first class.