Monday, November 11, 2019

Putting my foot in it

There was a lovely older teacher that used to do substitute teaching in our school a few years ago. One day she came to school in two different shoes. Nothing ever phased her and she just passed it off by saying
"Girls, just you wait 'til you reach a certain stage of your life and your brain turns to mush  because of a hot flush, then you'll  think of me".

Years passed.
I thought of her again today when I arrived into school and Mr Potterton kindly drew my attention to my feet.

I'd like to say that it was because of the dark morning and I couldn't see properly. And in my defense they were both the same height so I had no reason to look down.
I tried to pass it off to my class as a fashion statement, but no luck!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Don't speak too soon.


It's always hard going back to school after a break - for teachers as well as for pupils.
I have been teaching for 35 years and I still can't sleep the night before school starts again.

Today, however was a particularly good "first day back to school" day. We got stuck into our work, while having a fair bit of fun. The highlight was when several groups of kids came up to me with pictures they had drawn with lovely little messages written on them for me.
So it was, that at home time when everyone was lined up at the end of my classroom ready to leave, that I was feeling particularly happy with myself and thinking
"You know, I think that after all this time, I have things under control"
MISTAKE? BIG MISTAKE!
It must have been the universe warning me not to get so sure of myself, because one little lad came up to me and said
"Miss, I don't feel very well".
And before I could do anything, the poor little mite proceeded to projectile vomit over the floor, himself and me!
I managed to send the rest off to the school gate before they too heaved in sympathy.
I got him sorted out, cleaned myself off, got him to the school gate and then back to clear up the trail.
Ah yes, I figure it was karma coming back to bite me in the a*** and to let me know that as a teacher you can never get too comfortable in your ability. There is always something unexpected just around the corner.
Bring on tomorrow!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Northern Star!

I am so happy to be taking part in Killucan-Raharney's fund raiser "A night at the Oscars". Last night was the night when we discovered what film we would be doing and who our fellow cast members would be.
I'm delighted to be part of....Derry Girls!
Still don't know what part I have...but I better start brushing up on my Norn Iron accent!
What about ye?