Chai And A Chat #145 #ChaiAndAChat

Boy am I glad to say this… I am finally on holiday!

Still, an eventful week, as always. Is your drink ready? Mine is, and for once I can drink it while it’s still hot!

  • If we were having chai I’d start by updating you on the final week of school. Wow. Seriously, what a week. It was our last week with our current class, and the emotions ran high, the whole week! We started, on Monday, with a transition day for the children, where they go and meet their prospective teachers for the next year, and spend the day in their soon-to-be classrooms. Usually, I would have the children we will be teaching in, in reception for the morning, too, but this year, being the way it is, we couldn’t do that. Instead, the day was filled with phonecalls to the new pupils parents, introducing ourselves to them, and answering any questions. All I can say is that next week will be very interesting! On Tuesday, another bubble burst in school. This time the Year six classes, which was so sad, as that meant these children were to miss the last ever week of their primary school. The chance to say goodbyes, taken away… it was so sad. That was a class I had from Reception, so I was especially gutted not to have been able to say goodbye to them. We had a mini graduation for our little lovelies, too, which was precious. They all wore a little mortar board had, and had their graduation scrolls created for them, and a photo taken too. We made Little Bags Of Happiness with them, too, as a gifts for them to take home from us, filled with little significant goodies, and a poem attached. They had a film afternoon, and plenty of fun activities, followed by a class dance party before the final day ended. IF you read my Spidey post from yesterday, you will know just how emotional everythig was, and we were spoilt rotten by the parents, I’ll be honest. There were tears but laughter, too!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that my head teacher took the leadership team out for a meal on Friday night. That was my first meal out since the pandemic started. It was such a lovely evening, too, with everyone who was able to come, fully relaxed, and happy. And I am pleased to announce, that you are reading the words of the new, permanent EYFS Phase Leader! This year was a trial run, as I wasn’t sure I would cope, but you know what, though I miss the time I can’t be with the children, I have loved having ateam to manage and look after. And to be honest, they are the best team ever. We all gel so well – long may it last. Yes, the responsibilities are huge, but the rewards are just as great… just dreading the thread of OFSTED now, which is due to happen next year!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that outside of school, I have cricketed every night, pretty much this week. We had three lots of training sessions for the North West Kent District team that he has been selected for, as well as two lots of training with the adult teams in his club. Then, well, I am such a proud cricket mum right now. On Saturday, he played with one of the adult teams, and he was just on fire, and even received recognition for his performance! He got five wickets for eight runs in five overs. The lad hasn’t wiped the grim off his face since Saturday!
He may just be there, at the top of the performance board, for both adults and children! in the whole club!
  • If we were having chai I’d sigh and, with a smile on my face, say that finally I am on my break. I have high hopes for rest, writing, etc, but who knows what the next four weeks will bring… I did open my Scrivener project, the other day, to make myself feel writerly, again… and my furry muse sat with me! We all need our personal cheerleader, and this one is mine!
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This week, it is still filled with cricket, with a three day tournament with the District team, followed by cricket week at the club, the week after, but forget taht. My most exciting news is taht Pops and Mum are coming down to stay! I haven’t seen them in nearly a year and I can’t contain my excitement, seriously!

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  2. Jennie
    Jul 30, 2021 @ 12:05:48

    It is soooo hard when you cannot say goodbye to children! Congratulations on your promotion, Ritu!

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  3. Ritu
    Jul 27, 2021 @ 07:39:41

    Thanks Bro!

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  4. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 27, 2021 @ 06:08:43

    A great post, Ritu. Congratulations on your full time promotion and on your son doing so well with the cricket. My boys started back at school after 6 weeks at home. They are writing exams. Greg is writing his preliminary exams as preparation for his final year exams in October. I am so glad he is able to write them finally as they have been delayed twice due to the pandemic.

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  5. Erika
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 20:04:39

    It is wonderful to see the appreciation of your pupils (or actually of the parents).
    Over here, it is a tradition that the class united makes a community gift for the teacher. It should be a reminder to the children. We had already made videos in which the children said something personal to the teacher in their favorite places, ceramic bowls, with the children’s self-written names, and much more. With three children, each had at least 3 class teachers and kindergarten teachers, I was glad that other parents also contributed ideas. It was often difficult but even more beautiful to create something unique for a unique teacher as a farewell. The most important thing was the idealistic value.
    Enjoy your summer break, sis!

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  6. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 19:17:53

    Congratulations to the Phase Leader upgrade, Sis! 🙂 This sounds like you will become Ms. Busyness. 😉 Congrats also to LilMan (You have to change this, because he seems to be at least 7 inches taller than you. Lol ). Poor Sonu! Look at his head, his face. So small. You should offer him a extra dish, every second day. 😉 Have a beautiful week, Sis! Best wishes, Michael

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 19:14:51

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  8. Muslim Tantra Mantra
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 15:08:51

    enjoy

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  9. willowdot21
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 14:33:45

    Congratulations 👏 I am delighted that you have had your job confirmed.
    Sounds like you will busy with Cricket and have a future pro on your hands.
    Make the most of that break Hun 💜💜🐉

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  10. A Familiar Stranger
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 12:20:26

    Congratulations on your new role! Enjoy the break 🙂

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  11. Liz Gauffreau
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 12:07:09

    Enjoy your breat!

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  12. CJ
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 09:27:31

    Well done you on becoming a permanent EYFS Phase leader, that’s a brilliant achievement. And well done to your son on all of those wickets, fantastic. All very crickety here as well, somehow managed to get through games on Saturday and Sunday without the rain that was forecast which was good. I hope you’re able to have a nice break over the summer – with lots of writing time of course.

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    • Ritu
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 09:31:16

      Thank you so much! I think my first step is rest and recuperation. I feel a little broken, to be honest. Need to mend myself, then get on it!

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  13. Ananta Sharma
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 07:24:16

    liked your post…………….

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  14. pranabaxom
    Jul 26, 2021 @ 06:47:09

    Enjoy the holidays.
    And don’t forget to practice belly dancing?

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