I’ve managed to drag myself to the end of this school year, and boy what a year it has been. This has definitely been my trickiest year of teaching so far but there have been some highs along the way.
High points: Seeing their progress, especially in reading and writing. I had a little girl fluently read the homework aloud last week and almost cried I was so proud (and tired). Laughing on a daily basis, and trying to hold in laughs when a child does a massive fart on the carpet which vibrates the floor. Not a single child crying at the services or at class assemblies (massive feat for 5 year olds).
Funny points: Their drawing and writing – sometimes that just write something that just cracks me up. One of them wrote “I will not wreck animal’s habitats. Instead I just stay home.” A child finding 3 things on the page, pointing to two with the hands and the third with their face. A child crying really loudly in assembly, when asked what’s wrong, as loud as possible, they say “I miss my cat!”
We’ve booked our honeymoon to Thailand this summer. I’m very, very excited. We’re spending a few days in Bangkok then a week in Phuket. I’ve booked in an Elephant Sanctuary and to go on kayaks around the islands. Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
My other plans are:
- Kew Gardens
- Greenwich – maritime museum, Cutty Sark and the observatory
- Friend’s wedding.
- Visit Cambridge
- Help my friends move house
- Dye my hair
- Do my scrap book
- See some comdians
- Massive Spring clean of the flat
- Set up my new classroom
I plan on doing ARC August this year in attempt to shrink my list and be less embarrassed by my Netgalley percentage.
This time last year, I said these books were on my shelf and looked interesting…
- Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J Sullivan.
- Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson
- Black Butler Vol. 2 + 3 by Yana Toboso
- Twelve Kings (The Song of Shattered Sands #1) by Bradley P Beaulieu
…So interesting that I haven’t read a single one of them.
What have you got planned this summer?
What do you recommend me doing this summer?