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Sep. 19th, 2007

Sooo, it's been a few days, sorry, and it's been incredibly hectic here. Managing two children in slings, and then Karl at school who happens to be the heaviest person on the school site by at least twenty kilos, stepped on Asher's finger yesterday... only the Principal would deal with that gory sight. So he's wounded in several ways and that made it hard to have a piano lesson this afternoon. Then he stupidly fell off his skateboard (yeah, yeah, don't tell me, why would he be skateboarding while in a temporary plaster cast...) and hurt his elbow, and this evening he showed me a huge bruise where he ran into a desk today. Anyway... Steve is away again and it's all quiet here but I have about 384 things to do before Friday and it's pretty stressful. It's the last day of term on Friday but it's also Mercy day so I have to have a liturgy ready, songs, prayers, readings, and a prayer for the end of the day, and I have to take photos during the day, and we are supposed to dress up as a historical figure and I can't even think that far. I'm so tired too, but I guess that's the end of term thing, and today I had a coffee with two of the people leaving and I really like them both so I'll miss them next term. Three are leaving, all nice people. After the years of staff changes at Strathmore School, I hate to see people leave.

I've been doing some great teaching though. We watched Paper Clips this week in Ethics, about a tiny town in Tennessee learning about racial tolerance by learning about the holocaust, and how they decided to collect 6 million paperclips... and as a project it really grew. Great documentary. http://www.paperclipsmovie.com/
It really was quite moving. I laughed at the bit where they said there were no Jews in their town... and no Catholics *g*
My class and I discussed the idea of having a life changing moment. I said I'd had a few over the years, and was anyone having one today while I was teaching?!! Heh. They're a great class.

So. I'm going to ice and decorate some wee cakes now (while I plan my liturgy) that I've made for Asher's teachers, for all the first aid they've given him lately (remember he gashed his knee open only about a month ago). I think they deserve a treat. I can forgive them for all the weird things they do during the term *g* it's good to let all that go past. They're just human, after all...

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greenpizzazz6
Sep. 20th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
That Asher! He needs to be wrapped up in bubble wrap or something!

The paperclip thing looks interesting. I'll be sure to check it out when I have more time!

Life changing moments. Interesting to think about. I know I've had a few too.

They're just human, after all...
And that's all any of us can be.
natesmountain
Sep. 20th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
-The paperclip thing looks interesting. I'll be sure to check it out when I have more time!
Yeah, it's good. You can tell something is good when a) the class falls silent, all watching and b) they come in the next day really looking forward to seeing the rest of the movie!

-And that's all any of us can be.
Heh, and yet even that isn't enough for some people! Still, that's their problem. We'll just have to get by doing the best we can. I think you and I are doing okay *g*
greenpizzazz6
Sep. 20th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
I think you and I are doing okay *g*
Agreed :)
vivh
Sep. 20th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
It sounds like you ought to wrap Asher up in cotton wool for a few days to give his body a chance!!!! - I'm not at all into limiting risk taking but Asher certainly seems to have had a particularly bad run of luck recently... I hope he heals up quickly - maybe the holidays will help!?

It seems strange that it is nearly holiday time for you, we are only just getting into the Autumn term here... I'm glad the teaching is so satisfying at the moment but I bet you'll be glad of the break, hope you have a really good rest and lots of fun!!
natesmountain
Sep. 20th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
-It seems strange that it is nearly holiday time for you, we are only just getting into the Autumn term here... I'm glad the teaching is so satisfying at the moment but I bet you'll be glad of the break, hope you have a really good rest and lots of fun!!
All I can think is, OMG no more lessons, tomorrow or for two weeks *squee* I'm so excited!
moth2fic
Sep. 20th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
Had you thought of locking your children in a nice safe room filled with cotton wool and good things to eat while Steve is away?
natesmountain
Sep. 20th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
Heh! Steve always seems to go when things are at their worst LOL!

Cotton wool sounds good. While Christy was at German tonight, I went to the school DVD 'premiere' of the Year 12 History trip to Samoa, and the boys elected to play in the playground, in the dark, with a skateboard. I had to just shrug and pray they wouldn't come in the door to find me in the forty minutes they were out there!
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