Chai And A Chat #153 #ChaiAndAChat

I’ll barely squeak out a hello, today, my voice is not it’s best… sore throat…

However, a soothing chai will help, as we recap my week. You got yours?

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that Hubby Dearest has been busy this week, chasing up various jobs that need doing around the houe, getting quotes for different things, looking at some of the furniture we need to order, etc. Thankfully we haven’t had any more silliness, apart from the boiler having a funny turn one night, meaning the hot water stopped for half an hour! Cue panic stations, until all was settled. fingers crossed, that is it, now!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that school has been a bundle of laughs this week, too (not). We have had staff shortages, due to illness, Covid, and other matters. Nothing that is the fault of any of my team, but unfortunately, something that impacts upon the children, and the wellbeing of the rest of the team. The children were in for lunch as well as the morning, last week, so it was interesting to see how they coped. Last year we found that many children were. unable to feed themselves, or use cutlery, and I worried that this year would be even worse. However, they have surpassed our expectations by miles! Aside from one child with huge anxiety about the canteen, and being out to play with the bigger children, the rest were more or less a dream. They lined up fantastically, ate well, and finshed fast, so much smoother than anything I have seen over the last few years, to be honest! Of course, it helped that three of my children who have needs weren’t staying for lunch as they are unable to feed themselves, and one can’t eat anything but puree, so they went home, but I was so proud of them all. They are showing, well, the majority are, that they are ready for the more structured learning, and they really want to learn. My much reduced team worked so well, with us all juggling things to make sure all children had all they need, and we finished the week happy, but exhausted!
  • If we were having chai I’d have to say that I was extremely excited to get this bookmail, too, this week. My fave author’s first ever children’s picture book, illustrated by her brother! And, the best part, Amanda will hopefuly be coming to my school to read to my children!
  • If we were having chai I’d say that not much else has happened in life, aside from school. There was only one cricket match, on Saturday, which was Hubby Dearest’s duty, phew!
  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that we did have a couple of visits to the orthodontist, one planned, one not. It was tightening time, and that was fine, except they left a wire that was digging into Lil Princess’s cheek, so thankfully they could fit us in, and that was solved, too!
  • If we were having chai I’d leave you, again with an image of Sonu Singh, showing you all exactly how I feel as I type this!
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This week, at school, the kids come in full time! I know I’ll be tired by the end! I also know I won’t be fully staffed, but fingers crossed, we cope, this week, and hopefully the week after we are in a better position. We also have to carry out the Reception BAseline Assessment, a statutory baseline that the DfE want all Reception classes to do, to see where the children are starting their academic carreer. Feels pointless to me, but who am I, anyway? We don’t get any data that helps to support our own planning, just a waste of time, and it takes an adult away from the rest of the class, too! Stsill, I shan’t complain…. much!

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31 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Rae Longest
    Sep 25, 2021 @ 13:53:57

    Aaaawww–hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Jennie
    Sep 24, 2021 @ 21:57:23

    Honestly, the rules and paperwork are ridiculous. I’m so glad your children are a lovely group this year. Keep up on the rest, too!

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  4. Book Club Mom
    Sep 23, 2021 @ 12:49:07

    Nice to catch up with you, Ritu. I hope your sore throat is better by now 🙂

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  5. Leanne
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 23:08:08

    Congratulations on a much better week! I was teary-eyed reading about your students. I know how difficult it is with students (esp. as young as yours) who have regressed during the pandemic, in addition to the uncertainty with staff and illness, and seeing students being kids and so eager to learn is one of the best feelings in the world. Wishing you another great (and possibly depleting) week.

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  6. johnrieber
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 20:06:49

    You always have so much going on! Feel better soon!

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  7. Erika
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 18:28:58

    That sounds wonderful that such little children co-operate so well. I am glad you can enjoy this for once.

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 17:14:28

    I also hope you are feeling better, Sis! Back to school, and busy as always. Thats a teachers life. 😉 You should consider bringing Sonu to your class. Good to hear you have solved the issue with the boiler, and delegated the cricket driving to hubby.It seems you are more and more moving to the management branch. Lol Best wishes, and try to stay save! xx Michael

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  9. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 17:10:54

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  10. Keith
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 14:01:59

    Ritu, I hope you feel better. Sip on that tea to heal that scratchy throat. I love that book title by the way. Keith

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  11. CarolCooks2
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 13:01:51

    Wow, Rita you leave me breathless sometimes… I hope your throat is better soon xx

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  12. CJ
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 10:43:49

    Sorry you’re under the weather, I hope you’re all better soon. Great news that the littles can feed themselves. I remember mine had all of their food on a moulded plastic tray when they started school and they had to ask a responsible grown up before they could turn their trays round to eat their pudding! Very wise rule I think, it increased the amount of vegetables eaten.

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  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 10:14:33

    Sorry about the sore throat. Hope you feel better soon Ritu. And fab news about Amanda coming to your school. That is epic! X

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  14. 🧝‍♀️Rarenwise🧝‍♀️
    Sep 20, 2021 @ 05:03:02

    ☺️🙌

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