Love The Little Things #32 & 33

I have a little confession to make, I completely forgot to write my Little Loves post for last week. It was floating around on my (in my head) to do list and before I knew it it was Sunday night and I still hadn’t got round to doing it. I’m going to blame holiday brain, as at the moment I can barely keep track of what day it is. Read I still haven’t got round to reading a book this holiday. I don’t know where the time is going, the days are just flying by. I’m not even managing to…

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Highlights of Childhood {The Prompt}

“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose” Garrison Keillor One of the highlights of my childhood is when I left school. It’s one of these days you spend years looking forward to and then when it arrives, it’s just a bit terrifying. One of my own students summed it up perfectly this year, “Miss, school is all I’ve ever known and now it’s gone. I don’t know anything else.” That’s scary and exciting all at the same time. The final day always had a huge build up. We…

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Weddings and Toddlers Don’t Mix!

A year ago today O went to his first wedding… One of the best things about being a teacher is that when you’re invited to a wedding on a random Tuesday in the middle of August you can agree to go without worrying about how to get the time off work. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the Big Mr, but it seemed a lovely way for me and O to spend some quality time with my family.  The plan was that we would camp for two nights with my brother and his family in the Cotswolds, whilst the grandparents stayed…

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My Little Footie Star

My little man loves balls! This hasn’t been something we have pushed on him but has come completely from him. Even from being just a few months old he has loved playing with balls. He has been kicking a ball since before he could walk. He would bum shuffle around the downstairs with his leading leg kicking a ball as he went. As he has got older his love for balls has only got stronger. Footballs, rugby balls, tennis balls, bouncy balls, beach balls. It really doesn’t matter, he will play with them for hours. He loves to play catch,…

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Challenging {The Prompt}

One of my biggest frustrations as a teacher is the way that students shy away from a challenge. As soon as things start to get tough far too many of them give up. “I can’t do it” or “I just don’t get it” I’ve lost counts of how many times I’ve discussed with my classes how they will find things difficult at times, but that is when you need to put that little bit more effort in. Some of my pupils rise to the challenge so well I’m in awe of them but far too many shrug their shoulders and…

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