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!
This week has been very exciting and refreshing! It’s certainly not been refreshing weather though… Teaching in a heat wave is a STRUGGLE. I’m hoping that classrooms in warmer climates have air conditioning because 30 bodies in a small-ish space create even more heat. Cue moaning children that don’t know when to sit in the shade and stop running around. Cue arguments because they’re hot and sticky. Cue them trying to hug you because they’re tired and grouchy… hugs when they’re dripping in sweat… ick! So please do a little rain dance for me!
I’m feeling refreshed because I’ve now met my new class. I’m going to be teaching mixed Year 3/4. I have 15 Year 3 and 16 Year 4 children. I was nervous about my morning with them on Friday, as I had heard some were rather challenging. However, they were delightful. I know this can be the case in the first morning together, they want to impress you and want you to like them. They’re yet to show their ‘true’ colours. We’re definitely in the honeymoon period at the moment. However, I see a lot of potential with them.
I’m also super happy to be back in my preferred age range to teach. We had so much fun together. I’m looking forward to our morning together next week. We’re going to pick our first class book in a very exciting way. I’m also going to complete some Science experiments with them and possibly squeeze in some Maths!
As for my lovely current class, some are feeling quite sad to not be with me next year…some are feeling very happy to be with me. I know they’ll be fine come September. 🙂 They get so attached. This time next year they’ll be sad to leave their teacher again. We’ve got lots of fun things planned and I’m looking forward to them. 10 more working days until summer!