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Interesting day…

that stated with going into school to clean the sinks and art resources…

Then off to gymnastics club with my kids.

Then off to take the recycling…

Then off to the park to eat lunch,

go to the station to meet our Au Pair young lady,

Home for melon and water as this grey day as turned into a sweltering heat wave!

Off to the sorting post office to pick a parcel (my desk tidies, yip yip!)

On the way, show M. our au pair, the way to the preschool and school.

Home for treats (bought as a charitable move at the post office: my kids are so savvy to this!)

and then back to normal cooking, eating, cleaning…

Finally sitting down for something for myself, and wondering how tomorrow’s inset will go, and when on Earth will I find more time to finish sorting my classroom, especially as what is left needs to have others involved!!!!!

I wonder how long my current excitement will last,  I presume as long as tiredness doesn’t tip the precarious balance to its favour!
Good ”back to school” to all!



Progress… is slow!

After what feels like countless days in school sorting and preparing, I still have sooooo much to do. At least, most of my display boards are now lined, my resources to put on them until the children’s work gets up are printed, and tomorrow, I am going in child free!

I think this is going to make the biggest difference! They are really cute, and generally quite good, but N wants to join in everything I do , or goes around copying me when I am done (re-sorting, hmm, hmm, well, re-muddling, the maths resources, applying masking tape where I have stuck my labels with clear-sticky-back film… you get my drift. And that is without counting the many visits to the toilet, the snack, lunch, snack, drink… breaks, nor generally tidying after them after they have explored all the new toys that they hadn’t got their hands unto yet, or clearing the fun and creative masking tape spider web across my art area! All very good fun, but added work for an over-worked teacher who hasn’t even properly started yet.

At least, my Head came today and commented on the information disclosed by the wonderful caretaker that I have been in most days for the last two weeks, shame the room looked like a bomb site!

So schedule for tomorrow:      finish the displays     finish tidying outside     finish labeling the drawers and boxes (and put the pressure on the local shop to restock on the drawers I need!)    general tidy up, cleaning… and final sorting of  teacher’s cupboard ! Fun fun fun! (actually, I think it will be)

Then, dentist, hairdresser and chosing a new pair of glasses… Full day? Oh yeah!