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Archive for January, 2012

Wall of Fame

Posted by willkay on January 24, 2012

The sixth grade are wonderful. I can say that at this moment because it is 5:52pm and I haven’t been in school for nearly three hours…so I am feeling in a good mood about them. However, the sixth grade are wonderful readers! Many of them have taken to reading in a way that should be celebrated and rewarded. I like the enthusiasm that many of them read with, and their desire to read more and more. Obviously, reading goes in stages, and at the moment we are going through a “Twilight” stage. This does not cheer me up too much, but I am just happy that pupils are reading. Once they get through the whole Edward/Bella/Jacob problem, I am sure they will go on to read something else.

However, whereas my sixth grade are wonderful, and keep reading more and more – I am not wonderful, and have been writing less and less. [Ironically, I have been reading more!] This means that I have not been updating the blog. Which, in turn, means that you, gentle reader, have no idea who has been reading the most. Who is on The Wall Of Fame? I hear you demand! Where are the members of The 200+ Club? You ask in wonderment! They are here:

Wall of Fame for week 17

The 200+ Club for week 17

Wall Of Fame for week 18

The 200+Club for week 18

Oh, and for 6A, here’s the song you need to learn:

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It’s a girl!

Posted by willkay on January 23, 2012

Kyra Sophia.

She was born at 11:05 pm, on January 22. She weighed 3.5 kg, and she is 51cm. long. And of course she is beautiful. She has couple of healthy lungs and will definitely be heard.

Professor Rene is a dad! Miss Michelle is well and doing fine.

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Just found this

Posted by willkay on January 20, 2012

I’m sorry. Just a bit. But, I’m sorry. I realise that I have not been posting on here. And I realise that maybe some of you have been missing it – oddly enough, only one student has made any comment about it [hello Marissa]. However, I’ve been struggling to keep up with everything, and the blog has become the least of my worries.

Primarily, we no longer have internet in the classroom – well, we no longer have wifi in the classroom. This means that the odd moments I would get through the day, so that I could write some of my blog, haven’t occurred. I can’t get onto the internet and start writing the days events. This means that all my writing has to be done at home – and here comes the really big excuse…

…I’m not getting home until a lot later. With maria Mrs. Kay now working at school, it means that all those little tasks that need to be done, don’t get done until after school. Instead of getting home before 3:30, I’m not getting home before 5 most days. Obviously there is still school work to do, and there is time to spend with Mrs. Kay maria, and there is all the house work to be done (I should never have given that sock to the house elf!), and at some time I need to cook, and we need to eat. By the time I’m actually ready to sit down and write a blog post, it is already past eight at night. As much as I enjoy the blog, I really do enjoy married life. So, there is normally enough time to sit down and zone out to some television – although, I have read a whole book this week, the excellent The Hunger Games.

However, I haven’t forgotten this blog. Every other day I intend to come back and write about the days events, I just don’t seem to find the time. I’m sorry. But, to make up for my failure to write a blog post because of lack of time, here’s a video from three years ago (?) that I found on my hard drive. Enjoy.


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Did you miss me?

Posted by willkay on January 9, 2012

I know, I know, I know. We’ve been back at school since last week and I haven’t got round to writing a blog post. In fact, truth be told, I wasn’t intending to write one today either but 6A’s Reading Log numbers were so good that I decided I would quickly write a post to congratulate them.

So, how was your Christmas? Mine was very good, thanks for asking. Spent Christmas Eve with friends, celebrating in a Mexican type way. Then spent Christmas Day with family, celebrating in a British type way. New Year’s Eve was spent at home, playing board games (I’m not as bad at Pictionary as you would assume). In fact, I seemed to have spent so much time having a good time, that I’m exhausted and need a holiday to recover from my holiday. That’s why I haven’t been writing the blog. I’ve been getting home way too tired to write. And, after today, I really need to go have a quick nap now, before I write the blog. With five teachers away from school, including Miss Claudia, it meant that today was a full-on day without a single break. However, I have a sudent coming round in 30 minutes, so there is no time for sleeping, just time to write a quick blog post and mention:


  • 645 pages: Katherine

  • 620 pages: Aleksei

  • 480 pages: Jose Manuel

  • 480 pages: Rodrigo

  • 418 pages: Naomi

  • 374 pages: Azereth

  • 370 pages: Marissa

  • 340 pages: Diana

Eight (EIGHT) names on The Wall Of Fame which, considering that they only had five days of reading, is excellent. It would have been nice to see some names from 6B, but instead you’ll have to make do with picking their names out of The 200+ Club. However, staying positive, it is also nice to see some new names on the wall. Well done to everyone.

Mrs. Kay’s Interesting Fact Of The Day: Sir Elton John, who wrote the music for The Lion King, does not have a cell phone. [Except he calls it a mobile phone because that is what English people call phones that you can carry around.]


  • Maths: Practice 8-4 Nos: 1-4
  • English: Grammar Workbook pages: 50, 51, 52
  • Writing Assignment: A legend in your own words. (By Friday)
  • Read: 20 minutes

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