I’m currently suffering from an overload of music (if that’s possible, lol). I’ve been creating a play-list on Spotify for my class tomorrow.
We have our annual “National Children’s-Book-Week” this week with “All over the World” as theme. It’s great fun, reading stories from all over the world, and talking about several countries. Tomorrow we will have a “world party” … short plays, world music and food from all over the world, prepared by the parents.
Hence my play list.
Only one more week to go and then we’ll be having our mid-term week off. I’m ready for some free time. It’s been very hectic lately with many meetings and forms to fill in on a short notice. I so don’t like all the administration that comes with the job. It never was that way when I started thirty years ago.
Now don’t get me wrong … thirty years ago no one knew what I was doing in class and no one had any idea about how the kids were doing either. That was certainly not good. But now it’s over the top. I have to write down just about everything, write down plans no one but the School Inspection looks at and evaluate till even I don’t know anymore what we are talking about.
I had the guts to ask a School Inspector last year if “they”, the government and the Inspection, didn’t trust us anymore, as they wanted to see the littlest thing on paper. She was not amused. But then again, neither was I. I’m all for accountability, but somehow, somewhere you have to decide to trust the people who do all the work.
Okay, enough ranting *grin*
Only one week to go and then I’m off to Germany for a few days. A cabin near a lake, walks in the woods and fun with my nephew and niece, who will come with me. Heaven!!