Morning…so it’s Friday and we’re back to inappropriate reading material. Yesterday a parent came into school and after reading with the children, he went to change the reading book with the child. He was reading the book titles of each book to find one the child hadn’t read and as he read a particular title, he could’t help but stifle a giggle.
A colleague standing next to him heard, as he read the title and laughed. She did not know what to do or say but glanced down to find the book she was looking at was called ‘Look up, look down’…which is exactly what she did at that moment..with embarrassment!
Today the same parent came in to read and a colleague decided to suggest jokingly he chose his books carefully. He did his reading stint and as we had so many parent helpers in class, the reading session was very quick and he left saying chirpily “in, out, job done!”..now his turn to become embarrassed as he realised what he had said and how it could be interpreted!
Our space theme is continuing and last night’s take home cooking of alien trifle pots apparently tasted better than they looked. The jelly which started out bright green, turned an unappealing and rather embarrassingly dirty, snot colour..very unappertising but apparently ok to the taste buds!
Last night, when work finished I had my Performing Arts Choir who are learning various folk songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for a local song fest. One song you don’t want to make a spelling mistake with when giving out song sheets for the children to learn, is the Irish folk song Cockles and Mussels.
Luckily, it was spotted before too much damage was done and it became embarrassing with parents. However, not before we had printed out several copies and started to give them to children before instantly asking for them back, which they thought was most strange! We did laugh at the near miss and one colleague said “What a good name for a replacement of the Chippendales!”..sadly, we are not in charge of naming them!
My day was also spent planning resources for next week, which seems to involve an abundance of underpants activities..imagine next weeks possible embarrassing moments..the things I do for work!
Sometimes I do wish I wasn’t a red head who gets embarrassed easily, as my personality seems to find it so easy to do!!