Just a quickie to keep you up-to-date
19.10.2007 17 °C
Good: Joe's here! yay yay yay! Awesome awesome awesome to see him and show him everything and introduce him to everyone. He said my room was all echoy and empty so yesterday we found an massive, very cool home shop (not too expensive either) and bought some stuff to cheer it up. He cooked me yummy marinated chicken with salad and caramelised onions on bread last night. Overall all good....until he goes home, but we'll defo find a way to see each other again before Xmas, don't think I could cope otherwise.
Bad: Yesterday was not a good day. Was pleased that some of the CE1s had actually retained some stuff we'd learnt on Monday, but some of the older classes just would not shut up and pay attention, and one (where their teacher had left the room) just seemed to get so silly and out of my control. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong....maybe they're bored, maybe its because the lesson is singing/games orientated....so difficult though.
Good: Had an awesome morning. First class was a bit chatty but the teacher had a moan at them. Second class are my favourite of the week, did so well and responded fine to me talking English only for the central part of the lesson, and exciting news, one of the children brought in a little card from her parents inviting me to call them and go for dinner at their house! I was expecting problems with the third class as they were chatty this week and their teacher wasn't in today so it was just me with them, but they were brilliant. I was firm and separated the three painsinthebum, and yeah it was fine. I was in control.
I think I've just gotta get used to the fact that classes are going to have good days and bad days and how to deal with all the little things that can change the dynamic of a class.
Going to Lynn and Lou's housewarming tonight which will be muchos fun and Joe will get to meet Rachel and everyone else.