Parent's Evenings are officially over! Let me get a whoop whoop on that one!
This year has seen the usual gamut of parents, but with distinct polarisation between those who like the way I teach and those who don't. In fact, one of my parents asked if I was ok as she knew that there were some parents in the playground really "gunning for" me. That's in a bad way. Apparently I'm unconventional.
I know which parents it is though, and that's all we'll say about that.
It's like I said last year, when a child is well parented it makes such a difference. When they are stuck in front of the electronic babysitter all evening, then it's rubbish. I've given one of my children permission to bunk homework every now and again because he lives in the middle of some woods and is often out doing stuff there. Excellent! So he should be! Why am I going to make him stay in and write a list of light sources when he can be out there finding the natural ones, he can tell me all about it on the Monday, and he is living his education. I can take care of his school stuff, because that's my job, but he should be out being a boy, living his life.
Homework is for the playstation generation, who just sit on their backsides all evening with the tv and a game console.
The observation went well, the head enjoyed being in my class and said my children were great, the teaching was great, the ICT was great, the lesson was great, all we needed for the lesson to be superb was some sunshine as we had to theoretically measure shadows in the classroom with torches and dinosaurs, as opposed to being outside properly. I love English weather lol!
Chilled day today in the classroom then, whilst we all recover, and I plan my social groups for next term to deal with a persistent case of bullying that has come up from parents evening. If 6 parents mention a child, I think there is a problem. We'll see how we go....
The AC was straight into the back of her when he was home. She's a beauty, and she'll be a stunner when she's finished.
It was weird to see her out the front, but it was a good weird.