Sunday, 9 December 2012

Planning ahead

I've been a bit slack on the blogging front lately, the mood just hasn't been hitting.  It's not through lack of stuff to post about, just a general slump.  I've been having quite a bit of computer free time actually, well, until I found out that next year I will have my own Kindy class back at my new school to be and since then I've been going great guns in planning mode.  I'm quite excited about having my own class again!

Somewhat crazy, I know, but the other day I spent ten hours doing school stuff!  I'm certainly not doing stuff everyday though.  Unfortunately, my new principal is not making a good first impression as of yet.  When I spoke to him and found out I'd have the kindy class he said he would send through my class list that afternoon.  That was over a week ago now and I've sent one reminder email (which he never replied to even though I also asked if I could come in for a visit on a certain day) and one reminder phone call when I rang to find out about when I could visit seeing as he didn't reply to the email.  *hohum*  I'm really hoping it's just the time of the year and that he doesn't turn out to be a shocker (like my current one!)

I'm still a bit nervous about the thought of getting sick and having to leave my class in the lurch which is one of the reasons why I am getting as organised as I can now for Term 1.  I figure I'm going to be tired enough as it is without needing to spend extra time at home doing lots of work during first term so if I can get as organised as possible now I have less chance of getting tired, rundown and sick. 

It's funny how much things change in a few years.  Back when I started reading blogs I did lots of searching for teacher blogs for ideas and inspiration and they were very few and far between but now they are everywhere.  In between teacher blogs and pinterest, I probably have enough ideas that I could make resources for 120 hours straight and still have more ideas of things to make. 

I'm sure I'll be back to normal blogging form soon, and I do have a lot of crafty stuff I've made to show you but in the meantime you can keep up with what I've been up to on instagram, because I use that quite a bit!  I'm @threadsofhappiness, do pop in and say hi!


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about lack of blogging. I contemplated getting rid of my blog for the past few weeks. Then I realised it probably doesn't matter how often you blog and it comes in handy!

Michelle said...

Congratulations that is great news. Lots of prep and planning will definatly make it easier for you in the end and take the pressure off as the year goes on hopefully. There are so many great ideas out there, how exciting that you could have a whole classroom take on these fun projects. Enjoy sounds like a lot of fun times ahead :)

Amanda said...

Kindy, yay!! I agree, being super organised will be extremely helpful for you as the term progresses. I used to enjoy the 'getting ready for a new class preparations'. Hope you can visit your class soon and get that much awaited class list! Pinterest is full of great teaching ideas - you'll have fun bringing some of those activities to life with your new class x

Bron said...

Congrats on your job placement for next year...the resources that are available these days is more having to pay good money for books to look through. xx

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Thats great news Megan :-)

I too hope you have a good one. We are stuck with an awful one and still have 3 yrs to go. Half the teachers have taken long service leave and then this year leave without pay....I hope next year for my youngest is not as bad as this year. He will have yet another new teacher to the school.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and good luck with getting all the work sorted before school starts, as I am sure you will do.

Jacana said...

Congrats on your class for next year.

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Have a safe and happy festive season.

faith76 said...

Looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and glad to have discovered your blog in blogland :-)