So, the new school year is a month old, and as per usual the massive change in pace has come as a huge shock to the system (hence the sporadic blog posts – everything bar school tends to hit the skids a little for the first four weeks). Now, however, I’m starting to feel like I have a (tenuous?) grip on things. I know my classes quite well (and they’re getting to know me!) and the timetable is starting to flow, rather than constantly surprise. Of course this is now the time that other elements (marking, reports, parents meetings) kick in, but it’s good to be feeling more in the swing of things.
The autumn weather here in London is proving as chop and change as ever….one day is humid and misty, the next it’s cold and rainy, and on the third day it’s sunny and 22 degrees. Makes choosing an outfit for school quite the challenge!
My new class (a.k.a. the badgers) are a great bunch once more – full of stories and jokes and enthusiasm. They all seem to be settling into the rush of school well, and they are definitely keeping me on my toes! I am also enjoying teaching further up the school – history and English are two of my favourite subjects, so it’s great to feel stretched.
So, school is going well. A few other things have slipped though. More details on that tomorrow…