whoever the bureaucrat was that decided to stick thirty kiddos in one classroom needs a smack upside the head.
but this morning half of them needed it re-explained. so much for my teaching skillz. so it was a bit uproarious cos i kept switching kids around so i could ability group them and they got all unsettled. added to that the thirteen of yesterday's absent kiddos who needed yesterday's lesson taught today and one said he hates this maths class because i am the Homework Police and last term's teacher let them play maths games on fridays. the thing is, i am so concerned that everyone 'gets it' before we move to the next thing. even then, it turns out that my time frame is just too slow and we needa mooooove on from algebra to geometry within the fortnight at the latest. are you kidding? how the heck will they ace the post-test?
not coping with that at all.
the next class was a total disaster cos we had an epic computer failure - the access to the super-cool interactive blog i'd set up for us was denied and POOF! there went our super-cool interactive ICT lesson. so i had to suddenly wing it with chalk and talk. total *head bash* moment. ended up switcherooing to poster-making in groups. jeez louise. and another teacher walked in on the ensuing chaos and i felt like a complete nah-nah. hello? the door is l-o-c-k-e-d lol.