Monday, 24 September 2012

Monday's Musing

After a busy weekend, this will be a very quick post, as I have lots to do before I get back in the classroom tomorrow, for the first time since June.  It's a bit of a gulp moment - somehow that start-of-a-new-school-year feeling (crisp uniform, new haircut, shoes that rub and butterflies in the stomach) has never quite left me, in spite of fourteen odd years as a pupil, four at college and more than twenty-five (Yes! That many!) teaching.  

So this seemed apt.  

It's a 'design' (I use the term loosely) I came up with myself, and the words were pinched from that well-known source of advice for life, 'Top Gear', by none other than 'The Hamster'.  I hope he doesn't mind that I stole his words  - can you steal the spoken word?

I will now go and throw my all into lesson planning and preparation, reminding myself that seven, eight and nine year olds really aren't that scary and thanking my lucky stars that my school got OFSTEDed last week!


  1. Seven, eight and nine year olds are seldom scary individually, but en masse!!! just keep running. The very best of British to you. I couldn't do it.

    Brilliant embroidery.

  2. Good luck with your first day back!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Go get 'em. Have a great first week back! M x

  4. Very cute:) Good luck on your first day back!

  5. Good luck on your new school year. As a retired teacher I can tell you that every single year before the start of school I'd have what I called the ""Class from Hell" dream. Those have finally faded, and truth be told I always had quite nice classes, don't know why I had the dream.
    A few of my old students have found me on Facebook and it's great to see how well they've done.

  6. Hope you've had a good first day back.
    Love the design

  7. Hope the term goes really well - I did some teaching many years ago and know how draining it all is, and I think this term is the worst - it always seems so long!

    Pomona x