Chai And A Chat #92 #ChaiAndAChat #CoronaDiaries Week 16

Well, hello all!

I hope you are all well, and have your cuppa ready!

  • Monday, and back to school for me! My class was up to 13 this week, with an addition to my ‘bubble’. We had great fun, writing letters to aliens! In my downtime, I spent hours and hours calling the parents of my new children, due to start in my class in September. It is very strange, you know. For most teachers, they are welcoming back chilren who have suffered a broken year of learning, but they have been to school before. For our Reception children, it is a WHOLE other scenario. Some of these children have never left their parents side, let alone been to nursery… And in less than two months we are going to be separating them from their carers, and plopping them into a new bubble, consisting of 29 other children, like them, shell-shocked, possibly crying, with no previous experience. Usually, we have transition days, where the children can come in for an hour to meet us a few times, and we also do home visits. With the pandemic, however, we can’t do any of this… So, the phonecalls were made, and I managed to get through to most of them. I can’t comment aas yet, but I am sure next academic year will prove to be interesting in many ways! The parents I spoke to were all lovely, and there was only one who couldn’t communicate, as she had little English! So… September… bring it on!
  • Something lovely also happened… one of my TAs (Teaching Assistant) gave me a gift. I was not expecting it, but it was so touched. It is a personalised necklace for me!
  • Something HUGE… I managed to write some new WIP words for Book two! I have been stuck in such a rut recently. The last couple of months have not been conducive to me writing, but I found my writing mojo! Here’s to me getting back into it!
  • I even completed week 3 of Couch To 5K and for the first time, I ran a whole lap of our running track, without stopping! Granted, I am not running fast, because I don’t think my knee would forgive me, but I did it!
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The beautiful sky on my run today #beautifulsky

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  • On Sunday, we spent the afternoon watching Lil Man play his first match of the season. It was a friendly one, but such a lovely day!
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Glorious day to be a #cricketmum

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This week is the last full week we are in school (half week next week) before the school holidays kick in. So, there will be more getting ready for the September. By then I hope we have more guidance from our Academy about how things are going to work, timetable wise, in September.

Lil Princess has her orthodontist appointment too, on Tuesday, so I’ll be juggling my timings at work, to fit things in. It is important to get started for her, preferably before term starts, so she can get used to everything before starting back at school.

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Stay safe, my dear friends!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mitchteemley
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 16:49:01

    Glad to know you’re all safe!

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 14, 2020 @ 17:58:36

    It is lovely that your sport is restarting for your son. We haven’t any as yet although Michael is going to his tennis lessons once a week. They are private so it is reasonably safe and he needs the distraction and exercise.

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  3. Lisa A.
    Jul 14, 2020 @ 13:39:53

    Didn’t know you all were in school over there, Ritu! I know in other countries they are going to in-person classes. It’s so crazy over here in Texas right now! My son will be doing online classes for the whole year. I didn’t feel comfortable sending him to classes. Do they make the kids wear masks? Are you in class less days?

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 21:59:20

    Congratulations to a better “normality”. 13 can stress you as much as 29. Isnt it? 😉
    For September you should rent a bus bringing them all personally back to school. The necklage is beautiful, and with your assistants you will keep the things running in a great way.
    Nice to hae you back in your multiple professionality. Be well and stay save, feed the cat, but not with the birds. Lol Enjoy the rest of the evening! Michael

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  5. Erika
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 20:38:47

    The school weeks were anything than regular but at least the summer break will be. Glad you are getting a break from the craziness of the past weeks, sis!

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  6. dearanonymousfriend
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 15:22:22

    If you happen to find my writing mojo, will you send it back across the pond? I would greatly appreciate it. Have a good week, stay safe.

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  7. syl65
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 14:57:13

    Glad you are making through and have a break from the school madness. Looks like you’re leaving that couch behind and will be running a marathon soon 😊

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  8. John W. Howell
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 14:15:01

    Good going on the WIP and the track. Maybe the two are tied together. 😁

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  9. Jennie
    Jul 13, 2020 @ 12:53:04

    A busy week for you, but a good one. Making parent phone calls can be exhausting. You must be looking forward to your school break. We still don’t have guidelines for September yet. It will be interesting!

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