Category Archives: work

My essay marking is FINISHED! Back to regular programming.

On Sunday I grabbed the dogs and went into school, to spend the day with some of my year 12 Theatre Studies kids, working on making set pieces for this year’s play: Jasper Jones. Theatre Studies is an interesting but … Continue reading

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And now I feel guilty for whingeing about going to work.

First time I’ve EVER requested an extra… especially on a 5-on day. But after receiving this email, how could I not? “Hello Ms Frogdancer, We saw that you have a free period 3 on Friday so I thought that maybe … Continue reading

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This came from a year 8 boy’s story. It was set in the army during a war: “We were following the colon and were looking for landmines.” I think he meant that they were following the colonel…

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Skinflint Saturday: Should I take up a new hobby?

The obsession America has with its guns is truly akin to a mental illness.

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Skinflint Sunday: The plan comes to fruition.

So what does one do when everything finally comes together and a plan is executed? One celebrates! My boss was singularly unimpressed, but everyone else loves it. Yes, the house sale limped its way over the line and the money … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: See the Van Gogh exhibition for free. (Twice!)

We’re half-way through the winter school holidays at the moment and I’ve reached the stage of not needing nanna naps so much, starting to Get Things Done and reacquainting myself with these 3 rascals you see above. Miss Scout is … Continue reading

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Orange book time.

My year 7 class is having a 15 minute free writing session, so here I am. It’s an interesting thing – studies have shown that kids’ writing improves if they’re given opportunities to simply write whatever they want to write. … Continue reading

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Making the most of it.

The leash-free beach ceases on Nov 1 for dogs during the day and picks up again in March. We’re making the most of it while we can. There are certain things that Jeff will miss more than Poppy and I … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Become a teacher and see exhibitions for free!!!!!!!!!

Amazing, isn’t it? A couple of weeks ago I snuck out of school with a couple of hundred year 8 Art students and a few teachers and we went to see the Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibition. This is one … Continue reading

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The calm before the storm.

Ahhh, the first Monday morning after the year 12 classes have finished. I’m sitting in the lecture theatre foyer with one girl beside me who’s making some minor alterations to her costume, while a boy is on the stage running … Continue reading

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