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Love it! Just ended up being in the class photo of my favourite class (with the lovely teacher)! It worked out really well that they got called for the photo in the middle of the English lesson...I sort of hung around at the back watching and the teacher was like "come on, you're part of our class" so I got to be in it. And the teachers (inculding me bien sur!) get a free copy, awesome souvenir methinks. Felt like a proper teacher standing at the end of the back line he he. And it was so funny even the boys were doing their hair and all tied their jumpers over their shoulders...tres chic ha ha! This teacher is so lovely, emailed me 3 times over the weekend just being chatty and I'm going to her choir practice later, which I'm quite looking forward to.

Teaching has gone ok this week...turns out writing "Evaluation" on the board works wonders with the older students and hangman is my new game! Although I did just have a horror of a class with CE1 (the youngest) they just would not shut up...any of them! I got really mad though and stopped a game of bingo halfway through and made them go back to boring repetition of the flashcards, so HA! It's made much worse fot them by the fact that I have 4 CE1 classes...so I compare them and know that kids of this age ARE capable of sitting still for 30 seconds at least, AND of remembering stuff...seriously these guys still get What's your name?/How are you? mixed up. And I know that games and songs are the way forward but they're very difficult when the kids won't listen to anything I/the other kids say. However, I spoke to the teacher (who's a longterm supply) at the end and he seemed happy enough with how I'd handled the lesson...positive actually, so that's cool. And he can speak English too, so we're having a meeting tomorrow and looks like we may take half the class each which would make life much easier.

Have had 50 absolute unique visitors to my blog...a fact of which I am quite proud.

Managed to sort out my electricity bill; went into EDF and it was the easiest thing in the world, they're just going to send me a bill for the electricity I've actually used. Awesome.

Posted by LHsugarsugar 02:16 Archived in France

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"...kids of this age OUR capable of sitting still..." Your French is obviously better than your English now!

Well done with the bitch-teacher discipline though, you're definately becoming a teacher on a power trip now :)

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