Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Day 99 of 365: Aaaand Done!

I had only 5 groups to mark in one Science lesson today, unfortunately it still left Matt waiting for me in the car longer when he came to pick me up. In today's Year 2 post, we talked about forces in motion and students had to draw a couple pictures and write sentences about the force the person in the picture was using. Many students illustrated things like 'He pushed the trolley' and 'She turned on the tap.' They all worked really hard so that when they finished they could play a board game, similar to Snakes & Ladders, but also dealing with the lesson vocabulary.

It was only a half-day post, and aside from being a little excitable because of the snow and colder weather (and missing their outdoor playtime -- poor things), the class was quite lovely. I was amazed at how well-behaved the school was overall during assembly in the afternoon. One little girl asked if I would be returning tomorrow and said that another teacher had commented that I was "lovely." How sweet!

After dismissal, I returned to the classroom to finish marking their books. When I reached the office to sign out, I was told my second day, originally scheduled for tomorrow, had been canceled due to an overbooking with the agency. Sure enough I called to check in and was assured it was nothing to do with me, but a simple oversight with the school booking more teachers than they needed. At least I wasn't finding this out after battling rush-hour traffic in the morning.

Now I'm just crossing my fingers that I hear some good news on more work this week or a potential long-term post at this school.


Marsha said...

Oh, I really don't miss supply teaching. Your day sounds nice, though! My classes weren't so well behaved!

Meg said...

Up to this point they haven't been. This particular day was very refreshing for a change. Probably has a lot to do with the school not being in Birmingham City Centre.

peacefulyorkshire said...

Will keep my fingers crossed for you too for a full time post! Sounds like you really enjoy your teaching there. you are also a bit of a novelty for those kids, many have probably not met an American ever in real life!