Work has been better this week, i'm on top of everything and actually being prevented from planning too far ahead because we are now having to team teach, however my partner is a little unwillinging and after spending an hour sharing my planning ideas, then writing them up on Wednesday, she changed her mind on Thursday as they were due in and wrote a whole different set of plans.
I've been rather pro active at work also and instead of just complaining about things such as printers not working and supplies not being available I've adapted my lessons and sent formal emails and I'm also keeping an incident book for the class to record conversations with parents and incidents in the classroom.
I made a huge error in the week, I phoned a parent to air my concerns about their son. I knew which child I was talking about, I looked up the parents name but I dialled the wrong number, humble pie was eaten, I phoned back and apologised, offered the parent the details to make a complaint and agreed to buy the nanny a gift and apologise for the child's parent shouting at her. OK, I didn't shout at the nanny, but because I dialled the wrong number it meant the parent shouted at her for telling me an untruth about her son, which in all fairness the correct nanny did say. Anyway I can laugh about it now and my line managers were informed in case a complaint against me was made. The parent was just thankful I'd admitted my mistake and said sorry, which is all it takes these days to rectify a problem and I wish more people would own up to their mistakes and say sorry, the world would be a better place for it.
Sunday Day 269 Sunday Roast - not going to be putting the oven on until December.
Tuesday Day 271 Treat - No more treats for the cat, on an even stricter diet now after a visit to the vet.
Wednesday Day 272 Light - I'm in work most mornings by 6.30am, 30 minutes before everyone else. But I get so much more done at this time, than the end of the day.
Thursday Day 273 Now - Every night this week I've been driving around Dubai collecting donations to make into dog beds for rescues.
Friday Day 274 End or Khalas (pronouced Halas) as they say in Dubai, no work to be done at home this weekend.
Saturday Day 275 Flowers - Was going to the garden centre but we're waiting in for a plumber as the bathroom ceiling has sprung a leak.
That mix-up sounds like a bit of a nightmare, but glad it worked out OK for you in the end. I can't believe it's still 26 degrees at night there! Love that even though you have all that work you still do charity work.ReplyDelete
I'm just hoping the mother hasn't thought things through over the weekend and made a complaint. will be starting the dog bed making up next weekend, i have a friend to help meDelete
I always used to like getting into the office early too - you get so much more done in the early morning as long as you are the type of person who is awake first thing. Poor cat - hope the new diet is going down well.ReplyDelete
it's also the only time of the day i can drink my coffee hotDelete
Oh no re the telephone call, what a nightmare. Remember the days of disappearing food and drinks from work fridges, not fun #366ReplyDelete
we have a fridge in our classroom, that's what irritates me the most, i never see anyone going in itDelete
The mix up sounds a bit of a nightmare. I get food pinched from the work fridge all the time, it's sooo annoying. Hope the cat copes ok with her new diet, Layla would be so grumpy!!ReplyDelete
cat really is mega grumpy with us, all the timeDelete
No I am like you if I make a mistake I am quite happy to admit it. Glad you got it sorted out and there were no repercussions. I achieve more in a morning than an evening.ReplyDelete
Oh dear don't think the cat is going to enjoy that somehow.
child hasn't been in school since, but has siblings in other classes, he's been poorlyDelete
Nightmare with the phone numbers. Although I bet it does happen quite frequently. Hope the bathroom got sorted out.ReplyDelete
first time for me and bathroom all fixed nowDelete
Oh gosh what a mix up. Good that it was all sorted amicably.ReplyDelete
We have the opposite of a fat cat..poor Molly is getting thinner and more scrawny by the day!
both ways are thin and over weight are a risk to their healthDelete