Saturday, 24 September 2011

Growing Pains

Well I've been back to work (after a period of illness) for a few weeks and I've loved teaching again. The class are so 'teachable' and excited about everything, that it has made it a joy to come into school every morning (at 7:40!)
However..... I have found it difficult getting used to the staff dynamics - please don't misunderstand, the staff are absolutely lovely, but I've had a hard time in my head. I keep feeling that I've something to prove, that I've lost credibility with some individuals, that everyone is watching and waiting for my next 'breakdown'
I know that I'm over analysing everything and it will take time to get back into the swing of things... I know this and yet what I 'feel' is completely different. Reminds me of a song....'feelings, nothing more than feelings...' *singing very loudly and badly*

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Come Into My Classroom

Wow! What a first week back! 'Busy' is an understatement! Although I've been working my socks off, I've been having the time of my life *cue song!* I've a fabulous class of 20 children - they are funny, enthusiastic and keen to learn. I've managed (for the first time in 15 years!) to have all my display boards filled in the 1st week! This is due to having a great class, an amazing T.A. and an incredibly supportive partner - so thank yous all around!
I was also asked to be the 'Featured Teacher' in http://www.teachertime123.com/featured-teacher/ I was so surprised! A lovely opportunity!

So, to round up and stop me rambling on (I'm meant to be marking) I've included photographs of this week.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

I'm Back!

I haven't blogged in a year - a lot has happened in that time, so let me fill you in. My husband and I are getting a divorce. I've met a beautiful man, Stephen who is also divorced and has 2 gorgeous daughters. We are so happy together and looking forward to the future. I've been really inspired by a few teacher blogs I've been reading, so I've decided to focus more on that when I write. My previous posts make up a big part of who I am, so I haven't deleted any of them. Read through them if you wish. I'm so looking forward to this new chapter of my life.