comedy of errors

we’ve got the Education Review Office people at school this week – today was my observation which hopefully went well … just like a comedy of errors really …

here’s a snippet of what happened when i was reading a book to my class who are all sitting on the mat (7&8 year olds)

Scene 1 (before i start reading)

“W – put whatever you’re chewing in the rubbish bin”

W goes to rubbish bin and returns to mat

Scene 2 (about three paragraphs into the story)

“W – you’re still chewing – go and put whatever it is in the rubbish bin”

W goes to rubbish bin and returns to mat

Scene 3 (another few paragraphs into story)

“W – why are you playing with the thing you were chewing and supposed to have already put in bin? Go and put it in the bin NOW!”

W goes to rubbish bin and returns to mat

Scene 4 (yet another few paragraphs into story)

I look up to see W poking his tongue in and out to C who is doing his best to ignore W

“W – that’s not what we do on the mat – go and sit at the back!”

W goes and sits at the back, facing the wall, with his back to me

“W – turn so you can see and be a part of this”

W turns around so he can see

Scene 5 (a few more paragraphs into story)

I look up to see that W is still chewing.

“W – put it into my hand NOW!”

W puts it into my hand.

I continue reading the story!

class blogging

i’ve started a class blog – taking it slowly with a couple of my girls writing weekly summaries of what we’ve been doing in class … decided that slow and steady is a good way to go …

here’s the link