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!
This week was better. Many thanks to the lovely people on my last entry that reminded me to think about the good parts of the job. It does have plenty of positives and I had been having a cracking half term until the OFSTED visit. I need to remember that they’re not why I do my job. I do my job because I love working with children, helping to shape young minds and that no teaching day is ever exactly the same. It’s good to be reminded of that. I guess you have to experience the lows to recognise how great the highs are.
My week was quite unremarkable really. We came to the end of a topic and the children have enjoyed it! We’ve auditioned for our musical which is happening in about a month. A lot of rehearsals will be in my future!
I now have a week off (well, a week not working, we all know what teacher life is like!) and I’m thinking of taking time to reflect on how I move forward in the next term and a half. I know I need to put some more effort into my teaching as I’ve become very relaxed, but I’m going to think about how I can do this without burning myself out. Self care is very important, which is why this post is coming to you late. I’ve been out on a walk, I’ve napped and I’ve read. After a day of writing 15 reports yesterday, I felt like today needed to be a day of rest and that’s exactly what it’s been!