Time for another update on the life of Sian as a teacher. I’ll try not to make it as long this time, I promise! Well, there are no floods to recount this time, so we should be okay =D
So, of course I’ve had yet another busy week, that’s all you’ll ever hear from me nowadays, at least until my holidays! Although it is starting to calm down a little now that I’ve got into the routine of the school and got into the habit of planning lessons and evaluating them. I have an assignment for university due next week too, so quite a lot to do on that, but it’s only a subject knowledge audit, so doesn’t require a massive amount of brainpower!
But I have had a couple of other ‘extras’ this week, including a Wednesday with work that started at 8am and finished at 10.15pm! Did I mention it’s a boarding school?! Some of you might remember that I went to a boarding school although I didn’t board (apart from the occasional times I might stay over), so I’m very familiar with the concept of them, but it’s weird being on the other end of it! I had my tea at school, then had to do roll call in the house, then supervise Prep (homework time) for all the boarders in Years 7-9 (ages 11 to 14) for 2 hours (you try keeping a classroom of 11 to 14 year olds completely silent for 2 hours on an evening after a long day of school, that’s hard work!), then final roll call in the house, then supervision in the house, and finally putting them all to bed with lights out at 10pm. It was just so strange being at the other end of all this, it was only three years ago that I was in their positions!
Then I’ve also been at school today (Saturday!). The school I went to actually had school on a Saturday with lessons until 12.30pm and Games in the afternoon, but here we don’t. But today was an Open Day, so I had to prepare a series of activities for a small group of the ones I teach then supervise them doing them and talk to any parents that came in. We didn’t actually get too many parents come to the Classics department, but those that did seemed fairly impressed with it, so I think that’s a good thing!
Blazer: Sirens (Canada)
Flats: New Look
This is another teaching outfit, this one from a slightly windy and rainy day, so my attempt to brighten it was to wear colours, and lots of them. Red and blue is one of my favourite combinations, and I always like to go matchy-matchy with my shoes, so I’m afraid that’s what you’ve got here! And don’t worry, I have tights on with this, it’s far too cold for bare legs now, I’ve had ice on my windscreen a couple of times this week!!
The blazer is one of the things I bought while I was away on holiday (I promise to get some photos up of that soon!) from Sirens. I’d seen some Canadian bloggers mention the shop before, but had never been there. It was pretty good, but I didn’t find many things I was drawn to, but I’ve wanted a red blazer for a while, so I grabbed this one. Another thing I bought while away was a plain smart black dress from Forever 21 which I wore today for the Open Day. It’s nothing exciting, but it’s a nice shape, knee length and versatile, it’s so easy to put on a colourful or patterned blazer or cardigan with it, and there you have a perfect work outfit! I’ve worn it three different ways already, so I’ll try to get at least one of those photographed soon.
Anyway, so much for a short post! I’ll leave you with a couple more outfit photos, the first is, ahem, my ‘You will be in trouble if you don’t get that Prep to me on time’ face!! Haha, I think I was actually annoyed at something Ben was doing while he was taking the photo!