Tuesday, December 19, 2006

One More Get Up!

And then it's the holidays!!!!!

Friday was the Carol Service in church, with the whole school attending - 240 children walking through pouring rain - nice...

Yesterday was the panto and the party - no profesional disco this year, so no need for L and I to have half of the Infants playing Dead Lions to help calm them down, thank goodness!

Today was Christmas dinner, a slightly raucous affair, with an extended playtime. Staff also got their Secret Santa pressies. Mine was BRILL - a note-pad and pen, a packet of instant latte and, best of all, an earthenware mug wide enough to dunk biscuits in (there's nothing worse than a wedged Rich Tea swivelling on the brim of your mug as the bottom disintegrates) with a special shelf underneath it to stash several biscuits safely while I eat the first one. Top banana! Thank you, Secret Santa!

Tomorrow finishes with a candlelit service in the hall, which sounds like a lovely end to the term...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have really missed school in the last few weeks. OK - so I have beautiful Anna instead (so I really won't complain!!) but there is something special about Christmas in a primary school classroom (along with the glitter and glue and pieces of tinsel and wrapping paper stuck to the carpet!!). It helps you to get that Christmas spirit!
Hope you have a great Christmas Nic and Andy!
Louise

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Hi there Nic, I followed you back here after seeing your Root Shoot Marry entry on my blog (good choices, by the way!)

I'm not a teacher but I work with many and have done for years: collectively, you're some of my favourite people!

Nic said...

Lou,
I'm still picking glitter out of my hair...
Bet you don't miss the tears and tantrums as the boys get over-excited by the change in routine though...

Bec,
Gee thanks! I really liked those choice for Root Shoot Marry ... and it's such a cool name for it. Here is Britain its name is far more coarse and involves chucking one poor unfortunate over a cliff... Heaven forbid if your choice for that one is a big bloke...

mad muthas said...

you're clearly a woman who knows her biscuits. hope you'll enjoy many satisfying dunks with your new mug. i rate hobnobs. how bout you?

Nic said...

Hobnobs are LUSH - one of the best dunkers around! Next choice digestives, Rich Tea for emergencies (but sadly that's sometimes all there is in the staffroom!)