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Graduation was on Monday

Posted by willkay on July 1, 2015

The party is tonight. And yet, there are still six students who came to school. What to do? What to do?

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One Day In Disney

Posted by willkay on May 31, 2015

We went to Disney…

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They’re Up

Posted by willkay on September 3, 2013

Mrs. Kay has gone through the photos she took at the assembly, and she has loaded them up onto my Flikr page. You can either click on the link in the left hand side there, just there, on the left. Or you could just click here.


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Thirteen hours in DisneyLand in under ten minutes

Posted by willkay on May 6, 2013

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bad moon rising

Posted by willkay on September 20, 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, there are some pictures here.

If moving pictures are more your thing, then here’s a video:

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Manchester United

Posted by willkay on September 13, 2012

Whilst looking at a map of Europe:

Question: Does anyone know what this country is called?

Answer: Manchester United.

Whilst talking about France:

Question: Does anyone know what France is famous for?

Answer: Pizza and spaghetti.

Errrrrr….no! I think you’ll find that is Italy. Someone else, what is France famous for?

Answer: Pizza and spaghetti.

It has been a long day. We did PEMDAS. We did countries of Europe. We did physical features of Europe. We read Old Yeller. I read a story, Munchkin, to the class. We laughed a bit, I shouted a bit, we did some work. You know, it was just one of those days. Either way, I’m exhausted. Really tired. Think I’ll grab a Magnum from the freezer and go watch some cooking programmes.

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2011 in review

Posted by willkay on December 31, 2011

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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climbing back into the saddle

Posted by willkay on November 22, 2011

Guess who’s back? Did you miss me? Some of the students did. It was nice to be greeted in the playground by happy smiling faces. Of course, there were problems, that my two days of absence might have caused, to be sorted out. However, most of that seemed to have been covered successfully by my colleagues. Although, I could really have done without the, “Mr. Kay always lets us have free time on Friday afternoon. And he lets us play with our laptops as well.” Let me say, right here, right now. Mr. Kay never lets anyone have any free time, ever. It’s not how I roll. Mind you, I also ask the students to speak English all the time, I ask the to line up quietly, I ask them to get ready for the next lesson quickly, I ask them to listen to each other, I ask them not to sit with their heads on their desks. Unfortunately, some of the students seemed to have forgotten all this. Five days. Five days and I’d already been forgotten.

Maths to start the day. And it is going to be maths for pretty much the whole of the week. The entrance exams to Cumbres are next Tuesday, and this has come as a bit of a surprise. Normally I aim to get everything covered by January, so that everyone is prepared for the Junior High exams. However, we now have to be ready by November 29th!! This means that we will be studying maths for the rest of the week. And when I say studying, I mean that we will be doing 2/3 hours a day. Of course, this means that we will probably not do much else in class. We will, however, make up for that next week, when we will probably study no maths at all! Today we finished off percents by looking at commission. It always amazes me how, after a break of only 5 days, students can forget even the most basic operations…calculating 10% mentally? So, it took fifteen minutes to get back into the swing of things. And then it was onward and upward.

Science was the digestive system. yes, I know that we looked at it on W*dnesd*y, but that was interrupted by a party and CAKE! Everything stops for CAKE! It also appears that someone taught it on Friday. But the students had already forgotten what the teacher said, or didn’t really pay attention.

Yes, I did remember the Reading Logs. No, I didn’t take the numbers in. We ended up very short for time. Tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow I will take in the Reading Log numbers, and we shall have a new The Wall Of Fame.


  • Maths: Reteaching: 6-7 Nos: 7-10  Practice 6-7 Nos: 11-16
  • PROTRACTOR: for measuring and drawing angles
  • Reading Logs: signed
  • Read: 20 minutes
  • Homework Diary: signed

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Posted by willkay on November 4, 2011

Day 24 out of 36

There’s a lot more grey in my beard than there was four days ago.

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Posted by willkay on October 26, 2011

Day 15 out of 36

Santos Laguna are playing America and the score is 1-1. I”m more interested in that than how is my beard going.

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