Chai And A Chat #142 #ChaiAndAChat

So, Three term weeks, down. Three more to go… I’m not counting days, honest…

Let’s give you a quick recap, along withour weekly drink! Ready?

  • If we were having chai I’d start, with that thing called school. So, paperwork wise, I think I managed to get pretty much everything done that I had hoped to. Using two evenings of working until 10.30pm, I finished most of the reports, and only have a few little statements to add to several of them, which should be done by Monday this week. Data – we smashed it out. The Good Level Of Development that is looked for by all is extremely low, but considering the lockdowns, and level of need in our year group, it was expected. All kids have made progress, and are ending the year happy, fulfilled little people, and that is all I can expect, especially with the hear we have had.
  • If we were having chai I’d mention that I had a new pupil start on the Wednesday, less than a month before we break up. It’s never easy for a new student to start, especially one so young, from a different country, who has never experienced school, here, before. Still, he did say that school back home wasn’t as fun as ours, so that was good. Poor thing had to be sent hom, after being unwell, though on his second day, so that was a bit sad. Still, I hope he is better for this week! The rest of the class have been great. We are a hardy bunch, in my class, whereas the other Reception class was dropping like flies! We were secretly worrying that our year group bubble would burst, and so close to the end of term, that is not what you want, or need! We are already getting emotional at the thought of these children aready moving up to Year One, because, quite honestly, we don’t want to lose them, yet!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that there was still cricket, as always. (When is there not, in the summer months, for me?)
  • If we were having chai I’d let you know that this month, I am taking part in Sacha Black’s month long #WritersOfInstagram challenge on Instagram, so if you’re on there, you’ll see daily posts from me, as I try and post. I am so excited to be a part of her street team for her newest Non-Fiction book all about Side Characters, too!
  • If we were having chai I’d share that the weather has been very inclement, but not cold. We have had sun and rain, but it is sticky and humid. Still, the garden is getting a good drink! We also had our first visitors to the house, aside from the in-laws, which was lovely! It was Lil Man’s birthday on Tuesday, as I mentioned to you last week, and he is now a fully fledged sixteen year old! So, a friend of his came round with his younger brother and mum, who is a good friend of mine, and we had a lovely catch up.
  • If we were having chai I couldn’t not mention the Football! Okay, so I don’t watch it, but how exciting that England are in the semi finals!
  • f we were having chai I’d end by updating you on that kitty, Sonu Singh. He’s happily finding his feet here, in the new houe, and not long ago, I found him sat in a strange place. Somewhere he doesn’t usually sit. So, I looked at him, said “What are you sitting there for?” and got on with putting clothes in the dryer. Then I noticed some little pieces of paper and card around him. Picking them up, I pondered upon where they had come from, when I realised he was sitting on something. The cheeky cat had got into one of the cupboards, and jostled a treat packet out. He’d had a go at opening it, before realising it was fruitless (treatless?), so sat on the evidence! What a naughty kitty! Love that cat, mischief and all!
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This week, we have a team building Inset day first, which means a four day week with the kids, and data will be done and dusted. Reports should be gone, see ya, bye bye! Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to chill a little. Oh, Sports Day, too, as well as Hearing and Vision Checks for the whole class, then cricket. There’s always cricket. abnd Lil Man has a dentist appointment. I’m already tired!

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45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CarolCooks2
    Jul 11, 2021 @ 07:18:48

    Naughty Kitty…lol…You are a busy bee, Ritu it makes me breathless just reading it…Lovely back garden….:) x

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  2. Jennie
    Jul 10, 2021 @ 12:23:08

    I love your photo, and your big backyard. It sounds like the end of the school year is a fairly smooth ride. How can you son already be 16?!

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  3. willowdot21
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 22:11:43

    You sound busy as always, I see the random fence has gone 💜💜💜

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  4. johnrieber
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 16:31:31

    Thanks as always for the updates…always so much going on personally and professionally, but you balance it well while finding creative ways to express yourself as well!

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  5. CoachKanika findingabetteryou
    Jul 06, 2021 @ 06:20:36

    Beautiful post, Ritu thanks for sharing
    Stay wealthy healthy safe and hapy

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  6. Erika
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 20:11:01

    Sonu Singh 😹

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  7. Dhirendra.S.Chauhan
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 17:18:46

    My pleasure ❤

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  8. Dhirendra.S.Chauhan
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 17:16:47

    Lovely post ,Ritu !Thanks for sharing !

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  9. Liz Gauffreau
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 11:46:40

    Your back garden looks very inviting–no view of the neighbers!

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  10. Dan Antion
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 11:42:37

    The kitty caper made me smile.

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  11. CJ
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 10:40:22

    Those last few weeks of term are always manic aren’t they, especially at little school. So well done you on getting everything done, you are very organised I think. I hope your son had a good birthday. 16 is a lovely age. I have one 15 year old and a 17 year old, and it’s a good time of finding feet and independence. Sonu Singh made me laugh. A dog wouldn’t bother about opening the packet, in my experience, he’d just eat that too.

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  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 09:44:14

    Lots going on and I’m looking forward to supporting Sacha for her new book too. Have already written my review, waiting for the release! The Instagram daily idea sounds fun but too much to do both personal and publishing wise. All the best MJ. X

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  13. davidprosser
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 09:23:55

    Sometimes I wonder how you don’t wilt under the constant onslaught on your time .I think you’ve all (teachers) worked miracles to get back on track as much as you have after he last 18 months. I love the new portrait picture of a beautiful lady with such empathetic eyes.
    Huge Hugs

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  14. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 06:09:10

    Busy like the curls dropping from your head, Sis! Lol Like it! 😉 So, Sunu has investigated how writing needs to be done. As i had said. He soon will start his career, as a writer. What a nice yard. There is a lot of space for a … small cricket area, and also a barbecue area. 😉 What about a swimming pool?
    Well, you are a teacher. So you keep getting new students. The poor very little things. Take good care of them, but don’t let yourself be fooled. 😉 All the best, for the day, and the week, Sis! xx Michael 🙂

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  15. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 06:04:03

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  16. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 05, 2021 @ 05:53:51

    A lovely post, Ritu. It sounds like you have a busy week ahead. Your cat is so cute and sitting on the evidence is to typical cat. Nice to know things are so normal again in the UK.

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