Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Do you know what this is?


I'll tell you what it is...it's an actual LIFE SAVER!! It's a soul soother, a stress buster, a nerve dejangler, a calm inducing  miracle is what it is. 

I spent money securing this beauty, last night, in Sainsbury's and at approximately 9.10pm I ate it. Aaaaand relaxxxxx. 

Yesterday was day 2 of cover supervising my class and there are a few cherubs ( all of whom are perfectly capable non SEN children ) who for reasons unknown just wouldn't play ball and managed to Push ALL my buttons, thus extracting every single atom of negative emotional energy from me! I was a tenth of a degree away from spontaneous combustion - all of which I admit, is probably highly entertaining but come on Angels, JUST SIT THE DUCK DOWN AND DO YOUR DUCKING LONG DIVISION LIKE I ASKED!!! QUIT ARSING AROUND, QUIT IGNORING ME, QUIT IT WITH THE DISRUPTION etc 

For everyone's health and safety I popped them in another classroom to do their work! 

Of course I then come home and brood about how crap I must be at my
Job, feeling like an utter failure because I can't control 30 ten year olds on my own. I question my practice, my ability and how do I get a job in M&S. 

Last Wednesday I was on a half day course. One of the best ( I said that about the last one ) courses for ages. Run by Jenny Mosely who is such an inspirational jolly lovely lady who arms education practitioners with all sorts of ideas.. Here she is on you tube with the extremely soft strokeable  puppet seal THAT I MANAGED TO SECURE FOR WORK ... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8TN90JNQVFg

- it's all to do with oxytocin darlings! She calls us all darlings and angels I was very enamoured with her!! 
So already I've played some games and activities with my class on these two days, but the hardcore three just messed about. I'm sure as I forge ahead they'll see everyone else having a great time and just start choosing to BEHAVE!! Despite all my feelings of utter despondency, I'll go back today, build the bridges and try again. Hopefully the teacher will be back too. Funny isn't it, TA3's of the world, how teachers get us....and we get to fly solo....although our fab new head tries to double us up where possible because here's the thing... 
In my usual role, I've time to listen, to sort stuff out, be nice lovely and patient, appear concerned about lost jumpers ( PARENTS WOULD YOU NAME THE GODDAMMNED JUMPERS PLEASE ), PE kits and book bags etc. 
On my own? Sit down, listen and let's get through all these Learning Objectives!! It's why I gave up HLTA. Conflicting roles ain't good for the soul - no one knows where they are with it!! 

One thing that made me laugh yesterday: 
Came into class after lunch n there's 8 of my class in the classroom. When I enquired why they were in.

 I was told 
Lego club. 

Child X set it up!! 😂

I'd told Child X on Monday, ( several times ) that they'd have to ask an adult to be in with them, upon hearing this idea. 

The children just said to me 

Oh it's ok, Child X  said they were in charge!
 
Oh!! Lol that's ok then!! Child X had also made a register inviting others to sign up for Lego club!! 

Their skills, enterprise and resourcefulness should be applauded! 


In fact, I'm so soft hearted I may even give up a lunchtime to BE  the adult in Lego club!! 

OH....the picture...did you guess Cherry Bakewell? 
Well, you'd be WRONG!! 
It is in fact, an icing topped MINCE PIE! 

Lots of love from 
Rachel *not even sorry* Radiostar xx

Ps I've five left - I think they'll help me make it to half term!! 

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  1. I think lots of mums would acknowledge there are times when controlling ONE ten year old is bloody hard if not impossible work, let alone THIRTY! Sorry you had such a crap day and thank goodness for the restorative powers of icing topped mince pies :o)/ If you ever doubt your abilities or the fact you're in the right job doing marvellous things for the children, I shall refer you to two things you said in this post: 1) "I'll go back today, build the bridges and try again" and 2) "I may give up a lunch time to be the adult in lego club." If that's not proof that you AREN'T crap at your job, I don't know what is. Chin up Chick XX

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    1. Yesterday is already forgiven and forgotten!! Plus we all know why I love my job.... THE HOLIDAYS!!

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  2. Goodness, no!!! Eat them all. Now. And with a large glass of red wine. You have my complete admiration. I don't know how you do it. The children can be hard work, but the parents? Don't get me started. I say it every time, you deserve a medal. X

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    1. Cheers!! BUT .... I can't eat them all at once - I'd be too sad tomorrow when they've all gone!!

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  3. You could go 2-2-1 or 1-2-2 or 1-1-3 or even 0-0-5

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    1. I've tried to figure out what you mean...TO NO AVAIL! Help me out a little!

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    2. Three working days until half term; 5 mince pies.

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    3. Ahhhh!! After a day of HARD maths, my brain was number foggy!

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  4. Glad you found them - just what is needed after a highly stressful day and much better for you than alcohol!
    Hoping the toads are croaking in tune today!
    J x

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  5. Love the kids organising their own Lego club, well done for not decking the troublesome kids. Now I want a cherry bakewell.

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    1. I don't have a cherry Bakewell to hand...but I can offer you a mince pie !!

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  6. We all have stressful days but at least mine are not hindered by a group of lovely 10 year olds.

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    1. I do adore every single one of the little blighters

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  7. If I had a box of 6 little goodies I would need to be in a straight jacket to stop at 1. I salute you Rachel * will of steel * Radiostar.

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    1. I am surprised at how restrained I am being!!

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  8. You deserve a medal. I have our 10 year grand son once a week after school, with his younger brother, they are good boys, but I am knackered by 6.30

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    1. It's always a sweet feeling at home time!

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  9. I got it wrong I thought it was a Bakewell. Oh I love iced mince pies did you out it all in your mouth at once & did you have more than three or is it just me who is a greedy old trout! Your posts always make me giggle x

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    1. I just bought TWO more boxes tonight!! Two for £2! Bargain! Straight into the Christmas cupboard!

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  10. Half term break will soon be here - put your order in for more mince pies to see you through.
    xx

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    1. Already got some!! Tonight. But I need to keep them in the Christmas Cupboard until Christmas!

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  11. Come on Rachel, you can do it, only 2 days left and 5 mince pies with icing to go - it'll be a doddle. There's always one (or 3) in a class isn't there. I wouldn't beat yourself up about it too much, all sounds perfectly normal to me, kids messing about in class, stressed adults and cakes binges lol. You sound like a great TA and yes, I'm sure those 3 hardcore rascals will come round to your way of thinking when they see everybody else having fun :) xx

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    1. It's almost half term!! It's really whizzed by actually and the good things far outweigh the teeny in comparison bad things!! And it's coming up to my favourite half term at school!

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  12. I love those iced topped mince pies now that you have reminded me i must go get some. I feel for you I really do you must have so much patience I used to run a nursery gosh 20 years ago now and I can well remember how stressful it was but I loved every minute well almost every minute there's always the odd few that spoil it for the rest. Your posts always make me smile, have a lovely day. :) x

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    1. Aww thanks Linda X Your posts equally make smile! My day was quite fun!

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  13. Quick, those mince pies are two for £2 at Sainsburys !!

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