well, the skool term started with a bang! on monday and i had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. i think it was because my maths class was cancelled and then i taught two surprise classes, one of which was fabby, and the other exhaustingly stink. what is WITH some kiddos' complete REFUSAL to be nice to any teacher who is not wielding the RED PEN? cos i noticed a nutso thing last term: some of my leetle kiddos respond so differently to me as a teacher when they're in "my" classes, than when they're in a class that i'm babysitting. but on monday: hey big kids, we could actually have some fun this hour, but you are being ridiculously rude and disrespectful, and so i am forced to play the power game. nasty precious. and it makes me wonder, what am i doing this for?
but then yesterday and today happened and they were beautiful stars-aligned-days. well, i completely ballsed up one relief lesson cos i got the classroom AND instructions wrong, but the kids had such a cool buzz that they just rolled with it. my "real" classes were absy fabsy and made me think that i might just be remembering how to teach after all. those leetle kids all got caught up in moments of learning and inspiring each other and i could've clapped my hands for the fairies.
and hey, there was love in the universe... one kiddo said, "ooooh, miss, i LOVE your dress! do you think i could borrow it?" and another said, later, "miss! i LOVE the flower in your hair. i think you should give it to me!" yeah, it seems that lollies aren't enough. but the funny-bone-tickle of the day was when one of the kids announced something about the planet mercury and i exclaimed how happy i am about learning a new thing every day, even now that i'm 76! and then i overheard a lad saying, "oh pffft, she's only THIRTY..."
fave new dress, from
trelise cooper cheapy-temt-shop.
it has gorgeously crocheted ruffled lace capped sleeves
(woah, descriptor overload)
which are hidden by The Ubiquitous Black Cardy.
and in hindsight, the ONE dress OCTOBER
is too funny, cos this year i've worn
my boots and a black cardy
EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS X