So, first day back at work after 3 terms off. It felt weird being back, actually. All the memories came flooding back.
To tell you the truth, it wasn't that bad. Absolutely gorgeous class (I had year 1's today, Pre-primary on Wednesday). I LOVE junior primary. The class was an open double classroom (exactly like I had last year) so two teachers, one double room, 2x18 kids. 18 kids!! Wow! Not often you have small class numbers like that! The team teacher was nice, but as usual when you work in a team, the other teacher usually takes the lead from the CRT and I felt really bad for him doing most of the work. After my experience of team teaching last year I have to say I MUCH prefer my own four walls.
So, really good first day back. Oh, I forgot, most of the teachers go by their first names! Never had that before!! So all day I had kids calling out 'Tahnea, can I go to the toilet?', 'Tahnea, how do you write...?'. So very weird!!! I'm used to having a title ..Ms. etc. They (the staff) said I could be called anything I liked but I thought I would follow the rest of the school. I'm sure I'll get used to it but it was a little odd.
I got home and I was REALLY sore! Leg sore, head sore! After such a long break it'll take me a few days to get back into the swing of things. Teaching is such a physical and mental job. Especially for the little ones, they are demanding all of the time. I had a long bath and the headache was gone and some of the leg pain was reduced, but I certainly DID NOT feel like cooking. And neither did anyone else! So I
made some sweetcorn fritters from here but I had to put more flour in and I needed to double it to get a decent amount of them.
I shared a few with the kids, but then they made their own quick throw together food. Slack huh? We really have had one of the worst food weeks for a long time!!
I have no work planned tomorrow so I will cook and bake during the day. I have also decided that I will not buy any food for a few weeks (except bread, milk, fruit and veges). I have got SOOO much food in my cupboard it is not funny!! I even have a heap of frozen meals to eat! Time to clean it up and eat it up.
I really would love a website that you enter the food you have in your cupboard and it spits out recipes that you can do. I'm sure I have come across it before.