A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A wonderful welcome back!

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 Year 2 (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!

This week I returned to work for 2 days! It might seem pointless to go back for 2 days, but I felt like it was a nice, gentle way back into school life after 3 weeks off. Yes, 3 weeks! Unfortunately, I was poorly for the last week of school which meant I couldn’t teach/go to work. I was in hospital for a few days and then needed to recover. I’ve still got to scans to wait for, but I don’t think it’s anything major. I hate not being with my class, so I was very frustrated at being poorly. Oh well, it’s not something I could help.

The children were extra clingy these past two days. I think they missed me! They worked really hard for me which was adorable! I wasn’t expecting them to be so ready for learning during the first two days back. There’s a lot to look forward to for this term. I’m super excited that it’s not as long as the previous two half terms. I’m hoping the weather improves too, so I can get outside with my class. I love some outdoor learning!

I’m aiming to work really hard on being good to myself this half term. I’m making myself drink more water, making myself leave early at least 3 times a week and ensuring I don’t spend too much time outside of school working on school things. Teaching is a consuming job. It takes over your life and I’m working hard to find the balance for some ‘me’ time. Having only worked for one hour this weekend, I’m pleased with myself.

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6 thoughts on “A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A wonderful welcome back!

  1. I do not mind personal posts at all, especially since I post so many. And I think this is an awesome series – I am really interested in teachers in general and I think they are awesome human being shaping the minds of the future (sounds cliche, but it’s true)! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures as a primary school teacher!

  2. I think these personal posts are a great idea! I have teacher assisted for several elementary school classes and have loved it. I understand how hard teachers work to shape the minds of young children and help push them in the right direction. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts in this series! 🙂

  3. I was so sorry to read you’ve been in the hospital and feeling poorly, Chrissi. I hope you are feeling better now. I am glad you are being gentle with yourself. My daughter is the age of the students you teach. 🙂 She heads back to school tomorrow and is excited about seeing her teacher and friends again. I hope you have a wonderful week this week!

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