Rift #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto prompt:

I see the beginnings of a valley
I see distances starting to form
A natural split happening
A land that will become torn
Will beauty dissipate
Or will it double?
Will we have peace
or trouble?
Brexit?
Rift...

Ritu 2019

#writephoto

Random Acts of Kindness Award

Thank you so much to Simon for this kindness!
I apologise for not participating as I would usually, but I am suffering a no time issue at the moment with work and life…
But I would like to express my gratitude to Simon! ❤
There are so many of you who I would mention on here, kindness personified, honestly! ❤

Simon's Blog

Like Cyranny with this award I’m chaeting a little. She kindly nominated me for the Random Acts of Kindness award but pinged Planet Simon, I’m going to post my reply on here instead.

I don’t know much about this award but seems to be something you do to randomly select great blogger sna give them some love as an act of kindness. But I owuld like to say that blogging is something that has affected me more than I could have imagined, there are people who have come and sadly gone. The landscape is always changing but some just stay and they have a special place. Some of those aren’t mentioned here as Cyranny stole them from me… but they all know who they are. So with that I’ll shut up and I’ll just select them.
But these are all bloggers that are great and deserve some kindness. I can…

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One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Feedback

” [Class teacher] has a wonderful aura around her that makes the classroom environment inviting, entertaining and leaves the children wanting to learn…”

My Observer – 2019

Okay, so it won’t quite be a one liner today, just a few more to explain the quote above.

Yesterday I had my formal lesson observation.

For all you non teachers, this is a time where you are watched to make sure you are doing the right thing, all the way through your teaching career.

At each stage the expectations rise higher and higher…

The last two years have seen my observation be a total shambles. I have been stressed out like you wouldn’t believe!

The first one last year was scheduled at a tough time for me, after a lunchtime sale with my School Council, in a class I hadn’t worked with that week yet… not my choice. It was just how the cookie crumbled.

And it was awful. Even after huge amounts of planning, nothing went right as I felt so stressed out. It was no fun. And the results were so awful that my Team Leader said she knew what I was like usually, so she discounted it and said we could reschedule at a later date.

Great.

Then the rescheduled one never got organised so I requested that the Head just come and observe me instead, which was duly arranged.

Except, after planning, I managed to fall in the classroom and had that suspected fractured elbow.

But even if that hadn’t have happened, I would have been stuck, as the snow fell hard at that time, and school would have been closed anyway!

Third time lucky and finally the observation happened, with lovely, positive feedback.

Phew!

This year, I think we may be due three separate observations.

The first which should have been before Christmas ended up being delayed, again, because of staffing shortages.

So my last one ended up in January.

You don’t understand quite how much extra planning goes into these observation sessions.

For a start, I have to fill out a two-page plan for that 30 minute session… and that takes ages… alongside making sure everything is there for the children and adults in the room, it’s no wonder we teachers get stressed!

So this morning, with trepidation, I came into school, butterflies in my tummy and a nervous disposition at my disposal. You see, I had a new Teaching Assistant who had only started on Monday, and my other one had been off sick on Monday. Would this observation happen?

It did, and at the right time, thank goodness!

My staff were all in, the Parent helper who volunteers was amazing, and the kids were really on task for the most part.

Sure, there were a few points to pick up on, which I agreed with (the issue being not being in a class of my own, so having to really fit in with what needs doing in the class), there was that lovely comment above.

And it made my day!

I slept like a happy baby last night!

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For Linda’s #1LinerWeds challenge.

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly Sing & Spring

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge:

Sing & Spring

The Road, Beams, Path, Forest, Nature
Pixabay Image

A beautiful dawn
I can hear the bird's chorus
The sun is shining
A perfect start to the day
Bringing a bounce to my step

Ritu 2019

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #245 Easy&Ride

Ron’s Haiku Prompt:

Easy & Ride

Writing, Writer, Notes, Pen, Notebook
Pixabay Image
Really not easy
Riding that writerly horse
Keep on falling off.

Ritu 2019

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