Monday, 2 April 2012

An April Resolution and a Giveaway

OK, so January 1st is just a distant memory, but I feel the need to make a resolution - after all, is there any good time to make one? Do we have to wait until January 1st? Having had a hectic week I stood back and took stock last night, and realised that the last time I blogged was 27th March! I need to take time out away from work and other commitments to just wind down and relax - with the occasional blog of course. So from now on I resolve to TRY to write an entry every day...

Now for my reflections on last week. The 7 day placement I had been booked for didn't actually materialise. Well, it did and it didn't if you get my drift.. After bending over backwards to accommodate lots of people who, I was told, were in rather a difficult spot, I turned up at the school on Wednesday. The Head took my into his confidence to a small extent and told me that there was a tricky situation brewing, that the person I was covering had taken retirement with immediate effect, that the staff hadn't been told and neither had the children. It was a difficult day as the class teacher actually turned up to clear away her things, but I got through it. The following day was even more difficult. The staff had been informed before I got there that I would be covering for the teacher, and I was all prepared to start putting my stamp on things. However, things took a tricky turn after lunch when the Head asked to speak to my class. I only really got the gist when I was distributing letters at the end of the day - it appeared that despite the booking (with the expectation that it would carry on until July...) someone else who was a friend of a friend had been engaged to take the class until July... These things happen. However, I was more than a little disappointed that the Head had failed to let me know, and in the meantime I had turned down other offers of work. Grrrr.... All in a day's work though, I suppose.

Today also had me a little baffled. Another promise of a long term contract, a 60 mile round trip to find that I wasn't teaching at all! The class teacher was there along with two other support staff. I asked myself what on earth was the point... Baffling.

Now for happier news. Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad is hosting a spring break giveaway party. There's a huge pack of goodies for the winners. Why not pop on over and take a peep. 

The rules are:

1.  One entry for following all 7 blogs.
2.  One entry for following all 7 TPT stores.
3.  One entry for blogging about the giveaway and giving a link to my blog.  (Feel free to copy the first picture showing all the blogs.)
You will need to leave a comment for each of the 3 chances to win, letting me know that you are  following all six blogs, stores, and that you blogged about it.

And I have just posted my latest addition to my Easter collection. It's a maths word problem unit, crammed full of games and activities with a wonderfully cute Easter theme. Leave me a coment and I'll give a free copy to the first person randomly drawn after Thursday 5th April.

Have a great evening!

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