I love being one of a very supportive mummy.
That is all.
I went in to school for 4 hours today. Got one day planned.
The new prescribed curriculum was meant to make it easier on us.
It does not.
I am exceedingly grateful that the 'what' is sitting there for us. I am. There are resources that I would just never have found.
But compositing the classes for secondary is a cow.
And time consuming.
But I'm ready for tomorrow!
I know that millions of people are celebrating today. And I know that people enjoy it.
For a few reasons:
- we are celebrating the attempt to annihilate and entire race of people in the space of 100 years.
- we choose dodgy recipients of the Australian of the Year. Geoffrey Rush is a great dude and spent hours with us at school in the year after Shine, but really? Up against the people who really have done things for Australian like saving wildlife etc a person who just raises the Australian profile through his job smacks of not thinking and wanting a famous person because you're condescending to the public thinking they won't 'get' someone they don't already know.
- we celebrate through Bogan. Australia is NOT all about drinking and beating up foreigners... but if you don't you're 'unaustralian'. Come on already. Just because I don't drink and the traditional barbecue is not something I would jump at a chance to attend doesn't mean I can't claim my citizenship.
- We might think getting so drunk that you can't naked it to work tomorrow is fun, but trust me, the rest of the world doesn't. Why do you think Amsterdam has banned foreigners from partaking? You're not fun when you start drinking yesterday and won't stop until midnight tonight!
I tend to hibernate on this day.
Talk to you tomorrow!
I know changes occur. I know that. And, really, I'm not too bothered by the changes this week. But I am.
My timetable has changed. No big deal. Except I'm teaching more primary classes per week than secondary.
So much for being secondary curriculum coordinator.
Or the co senior school specialist.
I'm the person who's versatile enough to be mucked around.
But I am looking forward to the challenge of Prep afternoon sport.
4 year olds people!
My training is for 12-17 year olds. Surely they're the same right?
I don't want this blog to turn into a blow by blow of each day, so it won't.
I wanted to post today about how I'm not solely in charge, or on paper and how that's actually ok. I've still got lots of plans that I am gonna implement and I think they will help. I do. I just have to get the others on board.
One of my new teachers is actually a veteran teacher but so scared about stepping into a totally new subject I've spent hours object on her planning but not mine. And you know what? I'm happy to do it. It means I'm gonna be at work for hours on the weekend to be ready, but that's ok.
And I'd appreciate if the photocopier was working!
Today was the first pupil free day for the year. The first anything at work for me. Which I'm very grateful for.
My air conditioning is making a funny noise as a side note...
There seems to have been a bit of over stepping on behalf of an old team member. Turns out I'm not as needed as I was told last year. Really trying to look at as a weight that's been lifted, and really it has - I mean, now I can really concentrate on teaching.
But I like being in charge...
Not really. Can I have a role where I can tell people how a subject is to be run without the responsibility if it gets mucked up? No? Aw, shucks.