School was annoying. Kids were fine...pretty good actually, but it ended up being a messed up day because when I first arrived the teachers told me it as actually going to be my last lesson with 3 of my classes (not the penultimate). I was kinda angry cause I had all this stuff for the last lesson...didn't want the kids to miss out so I crammed all of that into one lesson. To be told, at the end of the day, that they will be there on Thursday! So now I've had to come up with a different plan for that.The day was made just a tiny bit bet because the nice secretary who works there decided randomly that we should all have an aperitif at lunchtime! I did my last private lesson with Anais which went well, and then started a bit of packing in the evening but was kinda tired.
Fun morning at school. Did the "culture box" from England with my older classes which was fun and my younger class is making an English dictionary of all the words we've learnt this year. Oh and I gave out their little "dossiers" of work which I've put together for them...and they were really pleased and excited, and actually silent for like 5 minutes looking through them. I also got my first leaving present from the kids because they thought it was my last day, 3 of the girls in CM1-CM2 preseted me with a great big bright poster they'd made with little messages etc on. At lunchtime the teachers at this school (I guess there were 10 or so of us all together) did a little leaving meal for me. They were all soooo sweet, had brought in little traditional French dishes each, plus loads of cheese, wine, cake etc....was soooo good. They're a really nice team there actually...think I'd quite like working there properly. They were sooo funny at lunch, just didn't stop chatting. One teacher who I won't see again said that I've got what it takes to be a good teacher, can actually make the kids learn, and another whose class I don't even teach said what great things she'd heard about me! so, hurrah! Was planning on more packing in the afternoon, but by the time I'd hada little siesta and got some school stuff ready for last 8 lessons it was time to go out for another French meal at Muriel's with her, Nicolas and Maya. Was really nice. Really felt like I was with friends, and they gave me a lovely book about Perigueux and have invited me back there anytime. Was a bit of a struggle to get through another 3 course meal though!
Wednesday now and trying to seriously get some packng/tidying/cleaning done. So more soon.