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!
I think this week’s post compared to last week’s just confirms why teaching is just such a roller-coaster of emotions. I had a really good week, despite having to have an emergency wisdom tooth removal! That wasn’t a great start to the week and I really thought it was going to be a sign of a bad week, but it wasn’t. I was a bit of a grumpy teacher that day and I felt awful after. The next day, I gave a real talk to my class and explained that I was a bit grumpy because of the tooth pain. I gave them a little packet of Haribo to apologise! #teacherguilt
This week their behaviour has been so much better overall. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been a magical cure. There are still some issues that we need to iron out. On the whole though, it’s been a great week. We’ve had a lot of laughs, started a new book for pleasure and I’ve had a successful and informative meeting with a family who are worried about their child’s education.
I had a wonderful moment when a child that was struggling with exchanging in subtraction with the column method completely nailed it. She wrote me a lovely comment about her getting the hang of it and it seriously made my day. I teared up whilst marking and realised moments like that, are moments that make all of the stress, worry and hard work totally worth it.
Another one of my school responsibilities this year is to run the School Council. Each class have a representative and we meet as a team to work on charity events and they help with some decisions to do with the running of the school. We had our first event on Friday which was a homemade biscuit sale after school to raise some funds for a local charity. It went so well. We’re meeting tomorrow to count all of the money and create a poster for our next event.
2 more working weeks until a week break! I’m hoping to finish up their writing, get some decent Maths completed and keep plugging my high expectations for behaviour.