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(can’t stop, addicted to the shindig) Wednesday

Posted by willkay on May 26, 2010

7:30-8:00 Students come in. Morning line up. We learn that the rest of the school is annoyed with sixth grade for watching footy match.

8:00-9:00 Civics. Guillermo sits his exams from yesterday. I finish editing the memories for the assembly, prepare Science mark sheet.

9:00-10:15 English exam. Three mistakes in the exam – that’s three mistakes by me! Fortunately I spotted them before the kids could tell me. Although this did open up the chance for students to question repeatedly. Haven’t marked any exams yet, so have no idea of how they were done.

10:15-10:40 Memories written out on to index cards. Read through for the first time. Need to slow down and breathe, instead of rush through them.

10:40-11:30 Science. Exam tomorrow so a last chance to discover that some people, when they have days off school, don’t catch up on missed work.

11:30-12:00 Recess.

12:00-12:40 Practise dance for assembly. After having been assured by the girls that they would choreograph something for the last verse during recess, discovered they hadn’t. Boys spent a lot of time, stood around, doing very little, apart from staring at their umbrellas (and breaking them).

12:40-12:48 Takes eight minutes to get from playground into the classroom. Really? Eight minutes? What were the students doing? I don’t really know, but it took eight minutes to get settled back into the classroom.

12:48-1:00 Twelve minute talk about being “adult”. When you spend 40 minutes on a playground, wandering around, playing with an umbrella – you can’t really ask for another 8 minutes of doing nothing.

1:00-2:00 History in the computer room. I started watching the fifth grade PE lesson, and ended up taking it as Professor Dandy was called away.

2:00-2:30 Going home.

Something New: Spanish*, English Exam, Write Memory, Recite Memory, Practise Dance, Study Science, Recess, Study Science, Practise Dance, History*

*Subject to change

Favourite Moment Of The Day (FMOTD): Wow! That drawing is worse than Mr.Kay’s! He’s standing behind me isn’t he?

Yes, he was.

Attendance: One absent


  • Umbrella
  • Reading: This is not an option. You should be reading 20 minutes every night.
  • Science: Exam tomorrow.
  • Circular: Signed and returned

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