A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- So ready for a break… but not yet!

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!

It was only our 2nd week back at school although I feel like I’ve been back for about six weeks. I’m that tired. I’m hoping that this week will be better on the sleep front! I now have a provisional list for my new class in September and I’m excited. There’s going to be some challenges along the way (especially as I’ll be studying for my Masters at the same time!) but overall I’m very happy! I really need to start thinking about what I’m going to do with them when I meet them for a morning in a few weeks!

This week we’re jam packed full of activities, lessons and Sports Day. It’s going to be another full on week but I’m ready for it. We may have 5 more weeks to go but I’m going to make the most of them! I finally have a summer coming up where I don’t have to move classrooms!

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A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Good news!

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 I returned to school after a lovely week’s break. I didn’t really do much with my break but that is exactly what was needed!

My class have been brilliant this week. I can’t believe I only have 30 more working days with them. That’s crazy to me. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been teaching them for that long. 🙂 I think they’re getting to the end of their tether with some of their classmates. A few arguments are popping up so I have to stamp down that on that this week.

I found out two bits of good news this week. Firstly, I’m staying with the age group I’m with at the moment! (7-9 years old) I’m so happy as this is the first year where I’m not going to need to move classrooms. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to have to sort out my classroom, but overall it will be much less work for me. Yippee!

I also found out that I’ve been accepted onto a Masters in Education. I’m still going to be teaching, but completing the degree part time over 3 years. 🙂 It’s something I’ve always wanted to do so I’m a very happy Chrissi. It means I’m going to have to be super organised in the classroom to ensure I have time for my studies. I’m glad I’ve scaled back on the blogging, because managing the three would be insane!

As for blogging, I’ve got two book reviews coming soon. This teacher is still reading, just not putting the immense pressure on myself to read constantly. It’s made things so much better for me! 🙂

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Time for a week off!

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 made it! 🙂 Time for a week off!

It’s been a lovely week at school though. I’ve mentioned before how we’re a school that like to do a lot of outdoor learning. We dedicate a week a year to outside learning and that’s what we’ve been doing this week. We have been blessed with the weather and delightfully behaved children. As I looked around, I realised that our children are particularly blessed. We’re making wonderful memories with them and giving them such enriching learning experiences. 🙂 I’m so happy I work in the school that I do, despite the stressful times this academic year.

When we get back it’s pretty much full on. We have swimming lessons 4 days a week for 3 weeks, Sports Day and transition day when we meet our new class for September. Just 35 more working days until I’m finished with my fourth class! Crazy times!

I do intend to catch up with some reading over this week, so don’t be surprised if you do some book reviews coming up soon. For those who missed it, I mentioned yesterday I won’t be daily blogging anymore. Just blogging when I’m in the mood and want to. A massive shift for me. I’m sure most of the time things won’t be different around here, there will just be more quiet days!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Teacher Tired

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 my goodness. I am absolutely wiped out this week. I’ve barely had any time to read because I feel so exhausted. I have 5 more working days until a week’s break and let me tell you it is NEEDED! I can’t wait to have a really lazy week (although I’ll have to do some planning- boo!)

This week has been a fairly straight forward one. My class are starting to get a little tired though. There’s a lot more arguing, tale telling and general neediness that I haven’t experienced for quite a few months. Going to try and stamp down on that this week because it’s driving me mad. I think because I’m tired as well, my patience is very thin at the moment.

We still have 7 weeks to go after the week break, but I know that’s going to fly by. We’ll have swimming lessons for 3 weeks, sports day and other big events which mean the time flies by. I should also be finding out within the next few weeks who my new class are. I’m hoping to be able to update you with the news I spoke to my head about soon too. Fingers crossed.

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- I got the courage but who knows what’ll happen?

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!

Well… I got the courage to speak to my head teacher about the career progression. I can’t talk about it too much yet as she took my information to look through. So hopefully I’ll find out more this week. Goodness knows why I was so worried. I really didn’t need to be. All she can say is no. My world wouldn’t crash down and I’d still be doing what I love.

This week has been a bit of an odd one. We’ve had some standardised testing down in the lower part of the school. It was such a relief to not be a part of it. I’ve done it for 2 years and it’s so stressful for the teachers. The children are made to feel so relaxed that it’s often not a stressful experience for them, but the pressure for the teachers is crazy. I’m not sure why we do it to such young children. A score does not make a person.

The week coming up includes some more testing, this time for our oldest children (Joy of joy!) However, it’s my last week on schedule for this half term. After this week we’re having an outdoor week which I LOVE. I can’t believe there’s only ten more working days until a break. Then I’m onto the final month or so with my cherubs!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A Weird Vibe

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!

Another week has flown by! It’s been a really strange week this week. There’s quite a few unhappy people at work at the moment and I’m one of those people that sucks in emotion around me. Guess I’ve got to learn to shake it off and focus on me more.

However, my class have been WONDERFUL. I can’t believe that I’m in the last term with them. They constantly make me laugh (and tear my hair out…they’re far from perfect) and this week within our class walls, we’ve had a great time. We have been working on an assessed piece of independent writing and so many of them have made massive progress. I think when I get back to work (day off tomorrow-woohoo!) I might photocopy their first piece and their current piece of work to send home to parents. As you’re teaching them 5 days a week, you don’t often see the progress until you directly compare. I like doing that because it confirms to me that they have moved on, even if I’m still picking them up on simple errors! *rolls eyes*

I’m a bit nervous about work this week, because I want to speak to my headteacher about something I’d like to do to further progress in my career. I’m so awkward though. I build it up to be a massive event and then it’s usually fine. More on that next week, if I can find the guts to speak to her! 🙂

Let’s hope for another positive week! 🙂

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Back and raring to go!

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 I was back at work after a glorious 2 week break. I kept to my word and didn’t do any work for 2 weeks! 🙂 It was really lovely to feel refreshed going back. Despite having a horrific virus for the first week, I managed to enjoy my time off. Lots of reading, blogging and spending time with friends.

I did miss my class though! Sad, I know! When I’m spending time with them every single day I definitely miss their cheekiness and silliness! 🙂 It was lovely to be back with them and ready to take on this half term’s challenges. We’ve got so much to pack in, including a new book to study in English and lots of fun outdoor activities as the weather gets nice!

I feel like there’s some added pressure this term as the headteacher is definitely tightening up on things. I think it’s needed though and to be honest, I could probably do with a bit of a kick! I’ve become very relaxed recently and need to get back to give it me all!

Looking forward to the half term ahead! With a few shorter weeks it’s going to whizz by! 🙂 I need to make the most of this class, I’ve only got 11 weeks left with them!