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we’re free!!!

Posted by willkay on November 29, 2011

I know this is unbelievable but, since last Tuesday, when Miss Monica asked Mrs. Kay to think about taking the job, we haven’t had any free time. The last week has been a whirlwind of planning, dealing with kids (our own), planning, dealing with kids (private students), planning, and a bit of planning. Knowing what is coming the rest of the week – we have students in our flat, after school on W*dnesd*y and Thursday, then we have our own kids on Friday – we had targeted tonight as our “free time”. We managed to share some non-contact time at school, where we planned tomorrow’s lessons. This means that we actually have some time to ourselves between now and tomorrow morning, where we don’t have to do any work for school.

So, I’m cooking a curry. We’ll watch some cooking shows from England, while I prepare onion bhajiis, chicken tikka masala, chicken jalfrezi, and some pilau rice. YUM! Then I think we might open a bottle of wine (on a school night), settle down, and eat ourselves into fatness! At that point, we will probably fall asleep in front of the computer screen, watching Forbrydelsen (extra points if you know what I’m talking about).

That said, I don’t have much time to write a blog post – at the moment I’m pre-soaking the rice in iced water, Jose Manuel knows what I’m doing – so this will be a quick sprint through everything that happened today. Bullet point post ahead:

  • maths with 6A. Names of quadrilaterals and a quick revision of area.
  • maths with 6B. Back through square roots and approximation of square roots. Then a quick revision of area.
  • dress rehearsal for the Christmas Assembly. I thought that 6A were very good and I was really happy with their efforts. And 6B rocked! Riverdance was never going to be easy, but I thought that they gave it a very good attempt. It was the first time I have seen it and I really liked it. Well done 6B. Keep it up! We’ll have the best sixth grade presentation yet!
  • meeting with Miss Christina (you remember Miss Christina? The computer teacher from waaaay back). There is some talk of putting homeworks on the computer. I’m not totally sure how this is going to work but, this was a preliminary meeting.
  • Alberto was in today and his Reading Log total means that he gets in to The 200+ Club. Yay!
  • The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time. Mrs Kay has initiated a “class reader”, a book that everyone reads in the class. She has put this on everyone’s laptop, and they have started to read it in class. This is a brilliant idea. It means that all the students get to experience a book together. She has picked a book that no one has read, so no one knows what is going to happen, or what it is about. And now, the sixth grade are reading altogether. It sounds very exciting, and I must admit, I have dusted off my copy of the book and am now reading it again, so I can join in too.
  • geography. Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great. Not very original in their thinking those Russians with their nicknames and stuff.

Right, food to cook.


  • Maths: Reteaching 8-2
  • Writing Assignment:  6A Book Report (for Friday. Remember there is a maths exam Friday, therefore get the report written NOW!)
  • Writing Assignment:  6B The Best Christmas Ever. (for Friday. Remember there is a maths exam Friday, therefore get it written NOW!)
  • Read: 20 minutes
  • Homework Diary: signed

18 Responses to “we’re free!!!”

  1. Jose M. Hurtado said

    Yes Mr. Kay I hope it goes well
    your weird rice?

  2. Jose M. Hurtado said

    Ahi peli solo para llevar la contraria

  3. Jose M. Hurtado said

    Mr. Kay you haven’t put us dancing Thriller.

    • willkay said

      READ THE BLOG! I’m uploading as fast as my connection will let me. Once it is uploaded, I will post it. And, you notice, I’m spending time answering you, rather than cooking :^)

  4. Jose M. Hurtado said

    HAHAHAHA!! Yes sorry continue cooking your ”rice”.

  5. I think the rehearsal went really well, and I am specially proud of both 6th grades! I just LOVE their dances!

  6. Mr kay could you please tomorrow write the homework because Im not going!!

  7. diana t said

    mr. Kay in the part when you congratulated 6b were you frefering that the 26 grades were going to have it well done??? : :)-:-: ( dancing man!!!)

    • willkay said

      I congratulated BOTH 6th grades, I thought they both did well. And 6A and 6B are the sixth grade. We need to both be at our best, because that is what the sixth grade *should* be, the best!

  8. Katherine E. said

    I really like dancing thriller!!!

    • Katherine said

      But in the Christmas presentation we’ll have to yell louder because of all that noise going on. WE HAVE TO SHOUT AND YELL AS LOUD AS WE CAN!!!

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