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 7-9 year olds. I have worked for two years with 6-7 years, 1 year with 7-9 and now I’m returning to my favourite age! 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!
Oh gosh. This week has been a tough one. I think the honeymoon period with my new class is definitely over. 4 weeks in and they are really starting to push my buttons and test the boundaries. I feel like I’ve been a miserable teacher this week, forever moaning at them for their behaviour.
I’m going to try a zero tolerance approach this week to try and get the children back to where they were previously. It’s all low level behaviour like chatting when I’m trying to teach, but it’s just frustrating. They’re not very respectful of property either so that’s definitely something we need to refer to. I’m going to go back to our class charter of the rules that they decided at the start of the year. Let’s see how that goes!
On a more positive note, my first session of my after school Book Club went amazingly well. The children absolutely adored the first chapter of our book. I can’t wait to meet them again tomorrow! 🙂 As a class we also finished our book The 13-Storey Treehouse which we were reading for pleasure! They absolutely loved the book and often laughed out loud which I adore. Every class that I have had really enjoyed reading and I’m pleased with that!
We also had a brilliant PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) lesson about emotions. I’m really trying to push PSHE this year and make sure I have time for it in my week. It’s often a subject that is pushed to the side and I think it’s important that we teach the children to be good people.
I’m hoping for a better week behaviour-wise! I have a lot to look forward to.