Through blogging, I have wierdly met many other teachers scattered across the UK. Maybe we need an outlet away from the day job? I'm pretty sure that teaching is unlike any other job. Random madness seemingly everyday, and nobody seems to bat an eyelid!
The past week has been CRAZY. Fixtures every day this week, on top of parents' evening after school each night, a visit to the Norfolk County Music Festival, and a Saturday morning open day. Needless to say, I've been exhausted. Isn't it always the way that everything comes at once?
On top of all of the things I mentioned, it was World Book Day. We had ours a day late, due to aforementioned visit to the Norfolk Festival (the kids we awesome, by the way), so on Friday, I turned up to school in full on Native American costume.
If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen that my petrol light decided to flash on the way to school.Typical. I had to quickly stop at Sainsbury's to fill up. In my costume. Marvellous.
We have recently read 'The Indian in the Cupboard' in my class, so I went dressed as the female character, Twin Stars, although I accepted Pocahontas, Tiger Lily etc...I was an Indian, that was enough!
It's always fun to see how the kids turn up on the day. This year we had lots of Dorothy costumes, the obligatory Harry Potters and a ton of Disney Princesses in the younger classes. Surprisingly, there were a large number of ancient Egyptians, Cleopatra and a Medusa (I was so jealous of her costume) which makes me smile; their lessons have clearly influenced them there!
Adding to the ancient Egypt theme, my class finally finished the Tutankhamun inspired death masks that they have been working on since January. It was a long way process, but they worked so hard to get them right. I was so chuffed with they turned out. For a group of 7 & 8 year old kids, I think they did a great job!
I don't talk too much about my job online (for obvious reasons) but it's nice to recognise some of the positives in amongst the stress and heavy workload. I'm now looking forward to a less frantic week ahead (fingers crossed).