What a week! Everything that could go wrong went wrong on the school front. Extra meetings and extra duties all seemed to converge on this week. Today the children were much calmer and quieter and as I was taking them in the hall at 3pm to dismiss them I was thinking to myself what a lovely day we’d had. Suddenly one of my little boys said “I don’t feel very well” and immediately began to projectile vomit all over another boy sitting in front of him. Oh joy!! Both boys in tears, parents watching to see what I would do through the window. Fortunately I’m used to these sort of situations and my teaching assistant was on hand to help while I moved the rest of the children away from the large pool of vomit! A fitting end to a not so good week……next week will be better!
The chicks are growing in leaps and bounds, all nine of them (one didn’t hatch). Next week we’ll pass them around to other classes for a chance to observe and handle them. One of our teachers will take the hen chicks home with her at the end of the week and the remaining male chicks will go back to the farm where the eggs came from. It’s been a great experience for the children. Here’s a photo taken of them just before I left this afternoon.
Plenty of work to do this weekend as I have a Powerpoint presentation to make for a meeting in a couple of weeks time. My teaching partner and I have to present an evaluation of the phonics programme we’ve been trialling this year for a group of schools who’ll be doing it next year. But I will definitely be finding time for some retail therapy over the next couple of days….very much needed!