Monday, 2 November 2009

Back to school!! ;-)


.... for me, today!

I haven't done any teaching since August and so, having had two months off, I woke this morning in shock! ;-)



Back to the workplace, for me, is pretty easy though as I teach at home thus my travelling costs are nil.
A few steps and I am there!


Ah, an empty chair...no pupils yet...lessons start at 4pm.

I teach in the evenings so I have to learn to 'pace myself' during the day time, (which, for me, is not always easy! )
I teach English to children whose ages are from 5 to 16 years.

So a little bit of this:


Or this:



Books everywhere!




Old and new!


Not a lot of this word..if we can help it...

I have also been known to teach a little bit of History...


...and Geography


My classroom is a lovely cosy room...





With , of course, a touch of vintage!



And there's always a certain someone watching over me... just to make sure that I do things properly!




Time is flying by and I must get my lessons prepared!
Otherwise, before I know it, my first pupil will be strolling up the path!

I hope that everyone is having a great Monday!

;-)

24 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Can I come to your school........?
My problem at school was English! Asked to write a hundred word essay, I can do it in ten words, give me maths anytime!

IndigoShirl said...

What a gorgeous classroom. Lucky pupils! ... :0)

Mary Poppins said...

What a gorgeous classroom Sal, any room for a 36 year old I am a quick learner and very helpful ;)

Yes have to admit I had a little topple when I slipped the M&S shoes on, though had the make me happy factor, so had to get them :)

Hugs

X

Florence and Mary said...

Your classroom looks so cosy... am I too old to be a pupil?

Victoria xx

Simone said...

I bet the children really look forward to coming to your classroom. I bet you are a great teacher too! Good luck with your first day back!

Guenievre said...

It's very nice of you to teach at home for children who need some help.
Yum, I love your class room. May I come ? You'll teach me English language ... with E. Blyton books ...
Have nice lessons !

LissyLou said...

I love that room. I'd love my boys to be taught in a class like that!! xx

sue15cat said...

What a fantastic classroom, it reminds me of a slightly homier version of my very first classroom when I was 5!! Many, many moons ago.

It would be a pleasure to come and learn English in your classroom.

Sue xx

Josie-Mary said...

I love that room but didn't get chance to look at all those great books. Glad you're feeling well enough to start again. Put your feet up & do nothing during the day, if you need help on how to be lazy just let me know! :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a welcoming and inspiring (and pink!) classroom Sal - if they can't learn there they can't learn anywhere. Do hope your health improves now that you are back in harness. Best wishes.

bellaboo said...

What a lovely homely classroom.I'm sure all the children look forward to their lessons.I used to have my own nursery school at one time,and I miss the children and their wonderful enthusiasm for life.
I think it's a shame that teachers are not getting the respect they deserve these days.

Bellaboo

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so glad you are back teaching in your deliciously, gorgeous, shabby chic room...Patrick always loved coming and sitting in that wonderful chair filled with plump, cosy cushions!! Take care Sal...xxx

Jane

Serenata said...

I love the room you teach in - so very inviting and interesting.

Lyn said...

I wish my school was like yours!
Love
Lyn
xxx

BusyLizzie said...

That looks like a very special place, have a lovely week. Lizzie x

Ellie said...

What a lovely room - and I was so thrilled to see "my" quilt! It went to a VERY good home. Love your blog, all the best, Helen (DevonBear)

Rosie said...

What a super classroom and I'm sure your pupils love beaing taught there. They must leave feeling very positive about what they have learned during their lessons as your enthusiasm for your subjects shines through:)

Sarah said...

Wow - I wish my boys could come to your 'school'!

galant said...

Where is the cane? Where is the legend which states "I MUST NOT TALK IN CLASS"? Where do you hang your motar board when taking a break? Seriously, though, this is a lovely, inspiring classroom. However, with so much going on in it, if I'd been a child, I'd not have been able to concentrate on any one thing at a time - I'd be doing English and next I'd be counting the Ladybird books along the shelves! Can you get the youngsters to concentrate with such a welcoming, bright, busy look? Do any of them tell you what they think of the classroom? I wonder what children really think ... I'd have loved to have been taught in such a place but I wonder if they think it's just another lesson and extra to what they've had to 'suffer' at school! However you teach, however exciting the look of the book, when it boils down to it, it's a matter of getting down to work and mastering learning skills. I think I'd have thought "Oh, hell ... another blimmin' lesson!" but then, I didn't go much on school unless I was learning English (which I loved) or painting, or perforning in the school play (I was Ariel in The Tempest and Marmie in Little Women). And in spite of a grammar school education, I still don't like Maths, Physics or Chemmy! Maybe had the classroom looked more attractive - although some Chemmy crystals were colourful and the little crucibles were rather cute - I'd have learnt a darned sight more!
Love the Angela Brazil books, they are ones I had as a child. I didn't realize that they were written more than a generation before I was a child (in the 1950s.)
Lovely that you are well enough to teach again,
Margaret P

Rosie said...

What a lovely classroom. I would find it difficult to learn as I would be spending all my time looking at all the wonderful books, pictures and other delights.

Floss said...

Lovely room - I am doing more teaching at home too (similar age-range to you) and I would love a room that isn't multi-purpose! I hope it's all gone well for you, Sal. I'm back (after the half term break) tomorrow - it's my at home day too, which is good as the boys aren't back yet!

Suzie Sews said...

I would love to live near you, I think my youngest would love your room. I am also please to finally say he has at last got the idea of reading, its been a slow start but he is hungry to read and read everything, breakfast box of the kitchen table, road signs and what my computer says...

Wild Rose said...

What a marvellous classroom and with such a terrific collection of books ~ I could be quite happy sitting in that chair reading...

Marie x

ginny said...

what an inspiring, warm and friendly space for your pupils to come into and to learn with you.
i wish my girls classrooms were like that x
with love
ginny x