Second term done…

Not that I’ve got time to write this now but just to remind me to do it…

Be done just now 🙂

R x

There seems to be a general theme here of me starting my blog posts with an incredulous ‘I cant believe………..” but honestly how can I already have done two terms teaching?! It’s crazy man. The last term has gone soo fast as well, 12 weeks and next terms the same (we thought it was only 10 but we cant count :P) Lots has happened but at the same time nothing has happened… Guyana is a wonderful melting pot of hustle and rush and speed and noise and then just liming and quiet and sleep cos ‘I sleepy bad baii!’ The last few weeks of term were hard. The kids were all tired and fed up and we were going the same way too. I is supposed to do a ‘continuous assessment’ throughout the term with my class, so that means two quizzes, a group work, an individual assignment and an open book test to make up 100 marks for each subject. I was supposed to get them done as we go along but….as you may have gathered already not much really goes to plan here! I did as much as I could in between costume making and meetings and everything else that seemed to be going on but still ended up wid nuff work to do in the last few weeks. Anyways I dragged my poor class through it all and in the end all worked out good! I did work them hard hard hard but it seems to be making a difference…well their results were some of the best in the school n kinda especially as it were THAT class. I were well chuffed with their 83% pass rate **cough cough brag cough cough** 😀 They are little monkeys and often impossible to work with but they can work and they can do it.

We had our desk officer, Chris, come visit the other week, was good catching up and chatting about here. Took him down to the river (obviously) and he watched us teach and what not. The kids were really funny around him ‘Miss miss miss is that your brother/husband/dad/son/white man???’ Explaining the concept of having another boss not just the headmistress seemed to confuse them so stuck with ‘person from England’.

In a general end of term blurr a bit now and so all the exciting stuff we’ve done has just melded into a mish mash of general stuff… We have done exciting stuff I promise!! Had some visitors to the village on mission from America and spent a lot of time with them and next door. Hmmm… what else… Fun days and stuff with the cricket team (yes me and the cricket team!) and walking around meeting people and yeah just stuff really.

Epic holidays (well kinda) planned so more on that sometime after we’ve recovered…

 

Nuff for now I think…

 

R x

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