Another early start but not such a dramatic sunrise. I was back in the Year 2 class again in the morning. We had a good maths lesson (thankfully so, as there was a chap in observing one of the children with special needs) before heading off for swimming at the Leisure Centre. This year the children get a full hour in the water as only one class goes each morning where previously they had to fit 2 classes into a morning session.
In the afternoon I was back with the reception children, this time listening to readers. I did have the headteacher do an unannounced drop-in observation of my phonics lesson. At least I think she was observing me or maybe she was observing the children.
Our staff meeting has been moved to Thursday this week so once I had spoken to the teacher whose class I'm teaching tomorrow I thought I would drive across town to do some shopping. The other day I'd caught the tail end of a gardening programme which mentioned it was time to plant prepare d hyacinths if you want them to flower for Christmas so I went to BJ's and bought blue, cream and white hyacinth bulbs. Then over to Tesco's for cat food and a few other things and finally home in the evening sun.