Sunday, January 30, 2011

Point and Shoot: Back to School Eve



Yes, the time has come! Tomorrow morning I head back to work, back to the classroom and 24 little six and seven year olds. This time I’m sharing the job with another teacher, which is a whole new ballgame, and is so far going really well.

Today it was 43 degrees Celsius, so what did Paul and I do? Drag the bub and ourselves into the classroom to put up curtains. As you do. They’re very basic, but they do the job, which is cutting out glare but still allowing in natural light. Did you know that teachers (in public schools anyway) buy (and install) their own curtains. I’m just sayin’, y’all.

Pebble thought the classroom was great fun. Unfortunately it is the least toddler friendly place I can think of, and she proceeded to destroy the joint like a little tornado on legs. I tried putting on the interactive whiteboard with cinema screen style videos from ABC Kids. Alas, this was not nearly as enticing as rolls of sticky tape and glitter pens. In the end we got the job done, and no glitter pens were harmed.

Technically I’m only dropping in tomorrow for an hour or so to help greet the new arrivals. My official work days are Wed, Thurs, Fri. That’s when the real fun begins!

I better go and get some shut eye.




  1. Best of luck with your first day back at work tomorrow!

  2. Good luck - i know returning to work was a bit daunting for me but i didnt have to deal with a classroom full of little people!

  3. Ooh, have fun! Love the idea of team teaching for mummies with small people. I was a primary school teaching in my former life - technically Im still on maternity leave with my first child, I just happened to add 2 more to the mix! Have a great day. And I know what you mean about purchasing your own things to make your classroom a more inviting place.

  4. Have fun! I'm starting my dip ed this year to become a primary school teacher and I can't wait!

    I hope the job sharing goes well. :D

    (My childless brother in law recently took my 3 year old along to help him setup his classroom... I have no idea what possessed him! He resorted to the whiteboard and dvds as well.).


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