Last days of school

The last two weeks of school are approaching and there are still a few things left to do. There is the annual school performance this Friday, a Sports Day and the End-of-the-Year assembly.

As coordinator these two weeks will be busy for me on a different level as well. I need to make sure that the following two weeks are planned rigourously, as teachers have time to reflect on the past school year and plan for the future. The trouble is: when planning these two weeks initially, all teachers had agreed to stay. This is not the case anymore. In addition, we are expanding, which means another new member of staff. So I need to be flexible in my planning for this time. New teachers will be able to come out for short periods of time, however, all at different times of course.

If this wasn’t enough, there is the urgent need to review our programme of inquiry and update it, preferbly before the end of the school year even.

As a teacher, I hope to make these last two weeks very interesting for the children. Our current inquiry unit is about the Middle Ages, which will shape most of our activities in the upcoming eight school days. Today and Tuesday the school is closed, and next Monday I am fortunate enough to join the upper classes on their horse trekking trip up the mountains in Massa.

All good fun in the end. I hope that I will be able to keep this updated more now.

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