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!
Well, this was an unexpected week! It really was one of oddest I’ve had so far this year!
It started with me completely losing my voice at the start of the week for no apparent reason. I hadn’t been shouting a lot, hadn’t had a cold… it was all very strange. Teaching, without a voice, is incredibly tricky. However, I persevered, using technology to help out a bit. I used text to speech apps and I also typed instructions for the children. Luckily, my class are such good readers! 😉
We had warnings of snow all week, but down in my part of the UK, we rarely get snow. How wrong I was! By Thursday we were completely snowed in. I got two unexpected days off. It felt like I really needed those days. I’m somewhat ashamed to say I didn’t use the time to catch up on all things school. I shouldn’t feel teacher guilt for not doing work on a day off, but I totally had the teacher guilt. Yet, I did feel really poorly, so I spent the time reading, relaxing and watching Netflix. I also had left my laptop and USB stick at school as I really didn’t expect the snow…Excuses, excuses!
Next week is going to be a bit of a catch up week. We can’t start our new English unit as expected as we didn’t finish the current unit due to snow days! I also really need to crack down on spellings. My class are becoming such wonderful writers but their spelling leaves a lot to be desired.
Onwards and upwards!