This week is
D r a G G I n G!
I'm not even working particularly hard compared to most of my knackered colleagues!! I don't have the stress of all the data and progress reports they are doing right now. But I'm still tired out. This is my favourite term though!
So, most of you wanted to hear about the Nativities and I'm happy to report all three performances were brilliant!
The best one was the first one performed to the school.
The 2pm show to parents had most of the front row looking like they were going to fall asleep.the children, not the parents. I was
hissing at them encouraging them to SIT UP from my most vulnerable position of sitting on a tiny chair on the front row right in the middle of no man's land the parents. One shepherd kept the rest of the shepherds amused by closing and opening the headdress ( obligatory tea towel and string ) like a pair of curtains. The same shepherd was also guilty of gurning, overly dramatic yawning, looking at me and mouthing WHAT???? after finally giving me eye contact so I could do my strongest teacher glare etc
There was fidgeting, shoving, sliding mostly from the afore mentioned shepherd.
The parents were charmed and clapped in all the right places!
Then the grand finale. I didn't have a break from cheeldren at all because as soon as the last Night Owl was collected by 5.29pm, my class were galloping across the playground as they'd been told to be back at 5.30pm. Thankfully there were stand ins for the five children who hadn't turned up so I didn't have to perform a thing! Sorry to disappoint any of you who were waiting to hear of me floating around in a white nighty for the Angel dance. Soz!
The hall was packed. Every ticket sold. The cast ( mostly the front row ) had been read the riot act and had been heavily encouraged to be sitting up and singing when they should be.
You could tell they were tired but they did pull it off! The audience was charmed and the staff were rightfully proud, though 'proud' is a strong adjective when Shepherd Curtains was reminded ( via the art of a hard, long stare ) not to bite their nails ....they did....but then they started stroking the sheep they were holding in a slightly sinister Bond villain way!
Such fun! It was also the Christmas Dinner Day. Staff serve the children and everyone pitches in. Then the staff sit together and share the meal ( turkey, sausage, stuffing, mash, roasties, veg n gravy ) and Xmas Pud with cream heavily laced with brandy! Then we do Secret Santa! I got this!
I don't know who it was from, but I love that they took the time to find something I'd love, however I'm sure they broke the £5 rule! I bought Christmas Decs and sweets for mine. They love ANYTHING Christmas and are renowned for their sweet habit in the staffroom!!
Here are a few of the salt dough gingerbread men and the remaining lady!
So it's almost the last day of term. I'm really looking forward to the carols in the church with the school tomorrow afternoon and then the seriously Christmassy grown up choir singing at the Priory church in town tomorrow night! Staff night out on Saturday then I can finally get on with all the stuff that needs doing at home!! The tree is as finished as it's going to get,
I love this bottom section !!
I've just the rest of the decorations to put up.
Right, time to get a wriggle on
Lots of love from
Rachel *loving Christmas* Radiostar xxx