Friday, 25 November 2016
A good week
I don't mean a good week in being frugal and scoring yellow stickered items, although you can see I did well last night 😀
I mean I had a good week at work! For the first time since I started this job it felt like everything was starting to come together and other people are noticing.
A visiting specialist colleague who supports a wee girl in my class with major communication difficulties, spent some time in my classroom to observe her with her peers. I didn't have advance notice so I didn't prepare anything special! It was a Literacy lesson with various activities going on, some children working on their own, some in groups and some working with me. At the end she commented that there was a lovely atmosphere in the room with all children busy and engaged in their learning.
I had another parents' evening where all the parents reported back to me that their children were happy and enjoying what we did each day.
I only taught for 3 days with the remaining 2 days being Staff Development. Yesterday we had a visiting speaker to talk about Reflective Reading. She was very inspiring and gave us lots of practical stuff about teaching reading in 'new' ways. I was already doing some of the ideas she was suggesting so it was great to know I'm doing the 'right' thing in current thinking about reading. Especially as it's now a whole school change in the way we approach it. At my job interview I was asked about how I taught reading so the headteacher obviously knows what I do already.
Today at our morning meeting about our behaviour policy I made a suggestion that is going to be implemented starting on Monday!
And this afternoon we went to a course on Mentoring and at the end 2 of my younger colleagues said they wanted me to be their mentor 💜
All these have added up to a good week professionally. I really really needed one!
Now I need to start planning and thinking about Christmas!! 🎄🎅🎁