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!
Yes, you read that right. It’s time for me to have 6 glorious weeks off! Well, I say off, but I do need to move classrooms and set up a new one which takes a good few weeks. However, it’s time for me to rest, relax and read.
I hate it when people moan at teachers for the amount of time we have off. Yes, it seems like ages, but people who don’t know teachers think that we have all of the time off. Not the case. Who do you think gets the classroom ready, the exercise books ready, the planning done for the lessons we’ll teach? The classroom is not the only piece of work that we do. Also, I practically do 10-12 hour days 5 days a week. I work every Saturday for at least half the day. I often have to stay late for meetings or work at an event at the weekend… all without overtime. So the summer holidays? I’m claiming my overtime! Rant over…
This week was lovely. I spent the week with very little arguments between the children! That was a shocker. I’m not always the biggest fan of the last week of term because it’s so unstructured and I enjoy my structure. However, I feel we gave the children chance to wind down and spend time with me (the nature of the classroom means I can’t always give each child the attention they deserve!) I wasn’t as sad to see this class go, as I have been my other two classes. I don’t know whether it’s because it wasn’t my preferred age range, or just if I’m becoming more hardened.
I’m looking forward to relaxing and catching up on some blogging. This organised teacher plans to get loads of blog content scheduled, as the start of the school year is insanely busy! This feature will return in September! 🙂