So the term has ended! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!
It was a crazy last week though!
I had a parent come to visit one of my gr. 8 classes. Continue reading
Well the last week has been interesting. I “stole” a meal from a local pub, where one of our semi-permanent, semi-supply teachers works…I walked out and forgot to pay, but! I did go back the next day to pay, and he was working >.< Definitely got a few remarks the next day, especially since I stole his mug for a week, but it was all good. =D
We also had a class 2/3 blizzard last Wednesday which was interesting. Trains and buses were cancelled, and so students had their cell phones out and were calling their parents in the halls, running in and out of classes to try and contact parents. (We have a super-strict no cell phone policy in the school – as in the first time a teacher takes it away and hands it in to the office you go get it at the end of the day, each subsequent time you have to get your parents to pick it up for you…when they choose to, for some of our students who live an hour or so away, this can mean not having your phone for a bit longer than the day…).
AND! I got my parents’ Christmas gift, which was awesome =) A black skirt, pretty blue and red dress and a set of pearl earrings =) Yay =)
I’m also sick, which kinda sucks. Continue reading
Wow, the last two weeks have been interesting.
In terms of school, we gave the grade 8s an assessment, and my classes all freaked out (it’s what happens I suppose when you teach the lower ability set). In any case, in my first class I took 2 tests away because they kids kept speaking Swedish. In my other 2 classes, things went well, they were a bit confused, but it was alright. One of my students who is ranked pretty high nationally told me he had a huge track meet coming up and so hadn’t studied, so he would re-test instead. A few others just gave me a piece of paper with their name on it. The best class was my last one. One girl breaks into tears before even reading the questions, another starts yelling and throwing a tantrum Continue reading