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!
So last week I was all about the outdoors-y fun learning. This week teaching hasn’t been as exciting for me. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before, but we do have Ofsted looming, which means they could come any day now to inspect our school. Therefore, we all seem to be running around like headless chickens trying to make sure every thing comes together. It’s times like these when I have work piled up on me that I try to realise what’s important in my job… the children!
My mum commented last week how little parents and others get to see into the life of a teacher. They don’t realise the hours we put in before 9am and after 3pm and more often than not weekends too. I have so many meetings before school, after school even during school! I also have countless things to get ready for as well as balance teaching every subject to my class.
I’m not complaining. I love my job and I think it’s one of the most worthwhile things a person can do. However, sometimes I just like to be reminded of why I love my job. When I’m running around completing paperwork it doesn’t remind me of my passion for the job and for helping children learn. 🙂 So I just need to make sure this week (aside from the stupid courses I have to go on for Year 2) that I remember to take stock and spend some time with my little ones!