Guess where I'm going today....WORK! Just popping in to move some stuff in preparation for my new role in September and to do some illicit printing!
The last week of term was mad! It was so hot. I spent about 50 hours, going through 5000 photographs making the end of term tear jerker Y6 Leaver's videos. It was a great success. Maximum parental crying ensued and the children were sobbing messes! The songs I went with in the end...started with Keane - Everything's Changing and ended with M People - Moving on up. They fit the photos and the children perfectly. I wish I could share it with you! The best reactions went to the Then and Now photos. The children did not know why I was getting them to pose in these certain ways last week ( and some staff came in on them too! ) but absolutely LOVED the end results!! Most of the then photos were from my PHSE lessons in Y1 when I was HLTA ing and we did lots of acting and stuff around relationships and friendships. We also held our Oscars night where the children get dressed up in their finest attire and are awarded their awards. We base them on the Mr Men books so the children each get a title. The hall was decorated, by two parent helpers, out in black and gold.
Even though I never expect anything, this year's cards and gifts were so thoughtful and lovely. All chocolate is gratefully received and wait until you see the innards from the Memory Jar that one of my cherubs gave me. This is the cherub who's parent sent me that lovely email. It had me in tears.
The children had written some really lovely stuff in my cards too. I was really touched.
They will all come back to see us as they always do, looking all grown up in their new smart uniforms. I wish them all good luck! They were a fantastic class.
Right, it's time for me to dash off to school to get ready for next year. For the first time in years, I'm actually really looking forward to starting in September! Easy to say with six glorious weeks off and a week away in Northumberland to look forward to. A luxury log cabin with Sauna and hot tub. Romantic holiday for three. Mr 19 is coming along! He was given the choice. I'm quite pleased really that he wants to spend his free time with his folks. Probably the last holiday. We've much planned. First time trip to Edinburgh for us too. We can go see Miss 22, her beau and Freddie, the new puppy. My grand puppy she says!! They are only getting him the week we are away and they've both taken time off work. There's absolutely loads of great castling opportunities too. I cannot wait to go. Who needs abroad?
Ok, I've waffled on enough. Catch you later.
Lots of love from
Rachel *chilled out* Radiostar xxx