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Apr. 1st, 2008

Hello, my fairly silent buddies! How are things going? I've been really busy moving into my new classroom. The desks are all in but now I need to work on my office. The caretaker was putting up some shelves for me when I left this afternoon so that will help a lot with clearing the piles on the floor! I have a lot less space than I did before but it is MUCH more convenient for me, and it feels like a real home. I can teach, pop into my office for resources, send a girl in there to use the computer, anything. Then I have a big desk at the back of my classroom to spread my work out on. I have my own deck with the sun shining in.

Funny thing happened yesterday. Someone in Kilbirnie (the local shopping centre just down the hill from school) saw someone on our school roof so they phoned...us? No, the police! Next thing a police car arrives at school. Did we know there was a man on the roof? Uh, yeah, we asked him to get on the roof. He was fixing something.
As the policeman was leaving we passed in the rain, and I said we were just talking about the smacking Bill in my Ethics class so we had a quick chat in the playground. He had a lot to say about it all. I suggested he talk to my class some time, and said lightly, 'what are you doing at nine o'clock tomorrow morning?' and he said not much! And so sure enough, at ten to nine, there he was parked in the playground. He came in and we introduced ourselves, and it turns out I went to his wedding a million years ago, when he and Steve were in the same unit! I thought he'd looked familiar! Well, he had a really good discussion with my class, so that was great! My other classes were quite jealous that I'd had a policeman in! I'll have to organise more speakers, it's such an easy way to teach LOL!

And that's me for now. I have a lot of work to do. I scored swimming sports first aid duty on Friday, and from Monday I have to attend five Monday morning sessions on Maori Spirituality at the Mercy Centre on the other side of town (my boss signed me up!), so I need my classes to be shipshape in order to set work for them while I'm not there. Take care, team, see you later.

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vivh
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Would have posted an entry tonight but the cable that provides our tv and internet isn't working... having to use slow, portable dial up thingy!!! Will post Brussels pics as soon as normal service is resumed - hopefully tomorrow...
Policeman sounds like good value... and the roof thing is really funny!!
natesmountain
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Wow, I can hardly remember how to use a slow portable dial up thingy any more! But I'm looking forward to Brussels pics!

-and the roof thing is really funny!!
You know, I hadn't thought about how funny it sounds until now!

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