Friday, 24 September 2010

Out of stock and old favourites


Lessons learnt on 23rd September:
  • Year 3 haven't used calculators before, oops! Need to teach them what to do!
  • I do love teaching and my classes at the moment are lovely :-)
  • Gosh, some kids aren't lacking in confidence!! (A 5-year-old marched into the middle of the staffroom - without knocking - at lunchbreak, to announce that 'a little one' had been bumped in the playground!)
  • There's a rather higher cost than we expected in increasing our 10-user deal to a full site licence for RM Maths (an individualised learning software programme we use in school) - don't think we can justify that extra money, even though it's an excellent resource
  • Lots of useful information regarding the application process to secondary schools
  • What The Boy will be learning this year
  • The new reading group The Children have joined lasts an hour - oops, thought it was 1/2 an hour and that I'd have more time at home to get things done...
  • Rats, the cable on this is slightly damaged so I can't really sell it on eBay :-(
  • Darn it!! Some of the craft items I ordered for my class have been discontinued! I thought I had everything I needed but clearly I need to do some more shopping....
  • Aaargh, not enough time.....
  • It's fun to cook an old favourite recipe :-)
  • Our minister is happy to baptise The Boy (who has decided for himself that he would like to be baptised)
  • It's nice to have a pastoral chat with our minister! :-)
Two other things before I finish:

The cats lol! Well, one of the little surprises I was planning a couple of days ago involved a dear friend and some cupcakes. Unfortunately the friend wasn't in when I popped round with the cupcakes so I left them on her doorstep. For various reasons I wasn't able to let her know they were there, and by the time she's found them, her neighbourhood cats had found them first..... But I wasn't to be defeated (and luckily I had a couple of cupcakes left still) so I this time I left them with her neighbour and she got them safely :-)

The other is that the reason I was cooking my spinach and mushroom lasagne yesterday is that this weekend is my annual weekend away with other women from my church, yay!! The only downside is the lack of internet access, but I think I can cope for a weekend.... ;-) So, no LSNED update tomorrow, but I've scheduled my Weekly Wordle to keep you company while I'm gone. Have a great weekend, everyone xx

15 comments:

Deb said...

Have a fabulous weekend away, Mel! Funny story about cupcakes. My two kitties may have smelled them and then walked away. Neither of them will eat "people" food except that Fancy does enjoy milk and Whiskers won't stay away if we are having fish. >^..^<

Rhona said...

Enjoy your weekend away. Hope the weather is kind to you.
I'm surprised the cats liked the cupcakes, mine have never shown any interest in cake type food ;o) xx

scrappyjacky said...

I'm a bit surprised about the cupcakes as well....though our cat will drink anything out of a cup if it's left lying about.

Ruth said...

Have a great weekend! Love the cat story. x

Rachel B said...

Have a great weekend away Mel :)

Cheri said...

Enjoy your weekend away Mel!

Linda said...

Have a great weekend!

Maria Ontiveros said...

One thing I've been wondering about is the British use of maths, with an "s." Here in the states, we say math. I'm wondering why the difference/ why the 's.'

humel said...

That's an interesting point, Rinda - I don't know the answer. I'm assuming that the full word is mathematics in America too? I guess either form is an acceptable abbreviation of mathematics, and it's just another example of two countries divided by a common language!! ;-)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Have a great break away...take a brolly!!!

I'm loving the tale of the kitty cupcake snaffler!! Glad you got the replacements there without being ambushed!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Have a great break away...take a brolly!!!

I'm loving the tale of the kitty cupcake snaffler!! Glad you got the replacements there without being ambushed!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

the lasagna sounds delicious!

furrypig said...

lasagne looks yummy hope you have had a fabby weekend xxx

Mary B said...

I wondered where you were Mel hope you are having a good time this w/e and that you receive a blessing from the Lord.
Really entertaining Wordle this time too.

Amy said...

The lasagne looks lovely Mel, have a great time away :-)
We add the 's' to Math as well.