its the day before the start of the new term. i’ll be teaching from tomorrow for six weeks and am really looking forward to it.
i spent most of last week in my dressing gown having caught another cold/flu from a new set of children/germs. before we broke for half term i agreed to do the maths planning for this week and said i’d have it over to my mentor by tuesday. i let her know it would be late and by friday i was feeling better. we’d already worked out the bare bones of it and i just had to create the filler – i started on friday afternoon and emailed it across a few hours later. i have to admit, it wasn’t my greatest effort but i had some good ideas in there. i was pretty surprised when she sent that email.
i’ve gotten used to doing all the planning for every subject i teach because that was the way it was done in my last placement. they said you’re teaching x, its about y and i got on with it. because there’s more than one year 3 class, i’ve been emailed lesson plans for pretty much the rest of the term so i think i might be rolling on easy street from now on.
there’s something else i’ve realised. i’ve done a weeks worth of planning, but it won’t be just me teaching it. other teachers (and students) will be teaching from it this week too and that’s pretty fucking ninja.