I am now officially on holiday for 7 weeks. Yeay! But I have no idea what teaching will look like when I go back in August. Maybe we'll have the blended model (part time in school with half the class, rest of the time home learning) or maybe we'll be back full time business as normal cos this virus is just going to disappear in 7 weeks in Scotland. That is what Mr Swinney said this week so must be true 😑 This is what my stripped down classroom looks like 😢 Each child will have to sit at a table by themselves 2m away from the next person. No play based activities, no active learning. Good old fashioned chalk and talk teaching with kids sitting at a desk all day. Not happening with 6 and 7yos!! But I'm not thinking about it for the next 6 weeks.
This was the view from my polytunnel this week on the one rainy day we had. I'll make a video soon as the plot is unrecognisable.
Today I picked some raspberries and strawberries. The birds have been having a field day until I finally got some netting on them. Sadly the crumbly raspberries are losing to the local blackbirds!
Tonight I had the first of my home grown garden potatoes for tea. Just potatoes with non dairy 'butter' and spring onions 😋
Emma has been enjoying me being at home, as you can see 😄
And so we come to the biggest unexpected expense of the year so far. My neighbour has had major building works. We share a wall (on the right) and he kindly paid for the work done to that. But in doing so we discovered that my garage front needed some attention ie the roughcasting was letting in water.
So that wee tiny circled bit on my neighbour's side resulted in me needing to pay £1200 to get my garage front and roof sorted!!
Looks much better already. Thank goodness I've got savings to cover it! I've been repairing the door and it's ready to paint now. That will be my first holiday job 😊