Jings these weeks go quick.
Plenty of ups and downs, but that's no surprise so I'm not depressed.
Downs - I hate writing about behaviour management because we all just end up going over the same old twaddle. Anyway........behaviour management : mine is hopeless. Fortunately my 0.3 is from heaven and she has convinced me there is hope.
Ups: One wee boy giving me grief every day (he's only 7) and going home with 'amber lights' every day (green is good,amber is not), asks me during our 2 minute brain break "Can I keep doing my Maths?" Well, I nearly passed my crisps round. He continued, asked a couple of pertinent questions, finished the whole exercise and got them all right. So I wrote a nice wee note to his parents in his homework diary. God that felt good! To complete the week he got another 'amber'
Another Up (ish). Gave one of the nicest, hardest working girls in the class an 'amber'. Her first ever at school. Tears all through the afternoon. I felt bad but I was being 'tough' all round and I had to be fair. During Golden Time she went off to the painting area, teardrops dripping into her primary colours. Ten minutes later she came back with a lovely sunny painting and said it was for me. Wow, how does that work?
Now looking forward to teaching addition (with carrying no less), my water filtration experiment (once I discover what that means!) and St. Mirren v. Hibs on Sky this weekend.
I'm off for a sherry.
My first day at school.
As had been widely predicted there were plenty of tears and tantrums.
My wife has told me to 'get a grip' as I'm probably scaring the children.
It's not like I've never had a new job before. I started one in 1983. The night before my first day at school I am strangley calm, and I go to bed early. At 4:14am however I wake up in a cold sweat and stay awake till it's time to get up. Help my boab! I haven't felt this nervous since Hibs played Hearts in the 2006 Scottish Cup semi final. Hope my day at school goes better (Hibs lost 4-0).