What a term it’s been!
I began it with a ‘to do’ list that I wanted to have completed by the time we went back in term 3 in July. As it happened, we were sent back to school 3 weeks before term 2 finished, which to be honest was a bit of a blow to me, but I’ve decided to keep chipping away at the jobs on the list.
I have a good two weeks to get them done.
At the moment I’m sitting in front of my year 7s as they’re working away on a wide reading project that’s due next term.
I told them that this will be a lesson in Present (students’ names) looking after Future (students’ names.) If they can knock over this project now, then they’ll save themselves homework next term. They like that idea, so they’re all hard at work – and this is my naughty class!
I saw these coronavirus travel memes and liked them, even though I wasn’t actually planning on travelling this year. For me, 2020 is the year of retirement-proofing my house so that Future Frogdancer will be able to totter around her perfect house.
See? I don’t ask my students to do anything I won’t do.
Poppy, Jeff and Scout are going to have the shock of restrictions being lifted eased a little. Ryan25 has been home from RMIT for months, but as of next week he’ll be back – just as I go on school holidays, so they’ll still have human company.
When I go back in term 3 – well. That’ll be a bit traumatising for them. They’ve adored lockdown.
I’m still the only teacher to be wearing a mask. My classes are used to it and they comment on the different ones I wear. I’ve made my own reusable ones from THIS VIDEO and so I’ve chosen some pretty fun material.
Ryan25 has asked me to make a few masks for him to wear as he goes in and out of the city on public transport. I’ll have to break out some manly fabric.
I’m looking forward to showing you the quilts I’ve finished. But that’ll be for another post, once the glorious holidays are here. Even though we can’t go anywhere, I’m still going to love these two weeks to come.