Today, while the rest of the teachers were in their deliberations, I spent my time planning for the weeks ahead at my desk. I was able to get a lot done and am anxious to put my plans to the test with the students.
I learned today that many of the students hadn't completed their zoo assignments while at the zoo. I am not upset that they didn't get it complete, but I am frustrated that a few of them didn't even attempt to put anything on paper. We will spend the next couple lessons completing them as well as their long term projects that were started a few weeks ago.
I arrived home from school a little early and took my clothes down from the line. After putting everything away, I decided to get on the bike for the first time in a while. I really needed to get back into the routine of riding the bike, especially after a long weekend. I took the trail along the Mitchell up the river into town and then back on the other side. All in all, it equated to a 10 kilometer trip, not bad for the first one in a few days!
I was invited to dinner tonight with a group of teachers to see Yuki, a Japanese student teacher, off for good since he will be leaving the school in a few days. The send-off was at the Wy-Yung pub just up the road. I had a gnocchi dish with olives. They were the biggest gnocchi I had ever seen! I thought they had served me golf balls with sauce when I first received the dish! It was amazing, and the pint of Carlton Draught afterwards washed everything down quite well!
Tomorrow is a big day, and hopefully the students haven't forgotten how to learn after their long absence from classes!