Thursday, May 10, 2007

This Time Last Week...Part 1.


Wow. What a manic week (should that sentence be finished with a question mark? It's more of an exclamation than a question but is that grammatically correct? The burden of my linguistic curiosities often weighs me down)./?/!

I've had a really busy few days. And I have so many stories. And, whilst I would quite like to do them justice, I am painfully aware that doing so could result in the boredom of many. So I have decided to set my blog back a week and spend a little time each day reflecting on the events of 7 days ago. So ladies and gentlemen, if you will permit me, allow me to take you back to Thursday 3rd May 2007 (following "permit me" directly with "allow me" seems strange. Should I have done that? Oh the questions):

I'm in the car with Matt Leeder on our way to ROOTS (I'm not sure why exactly but this always has to be spelt with capital letters) as we while away the miles talking, laughing at weird town names and working our way through a packet of Minstrels and some Haribo. Actually, looking at the time, that's not true. Scratch that.

I've just got in after having "delivered" some lessons on environmentalism at St Peter's school. I put the "delivered" in inverted commas as "delivered" probably isn't the best word to use. It was more like thinking about the lesson that I had planned whilst the four seperate year 7 classes entertained themselves with a variety of impromptu activities. Discussions of recycling, resource consumption and lifestyle choices soon gave way to the more important tasks of chatting, drawing, calling out film quotes ("my tiny nipples went to France") and experimenting with how long you can aggravate the class by spraying Lynx before someone hurls you out the window. I was reminded by one of the teachers afterwards that it's a rough school and that I shouldn't beat myself up about it but you can't help leaving things like that feeling like the worst teacher slash schoolsworker in the world (hmm, probably didn't need to spell out "slash"). I guess I just have to find better ways of engaging kids with such behavioural issues. One of the RE teachers gave me a few handy tips.

Anyway, time for ROOTS. I'm just finishing off the packing while I wait for Matt Leeder to come and pick me up. I should probably get some sweets for the journey. Hmm, wander what I'll get.

8 comments:

Mel Reynolds said...

I'm worried about the direction this blog is taking you...surely when you are finished reminiscing about the past seven days you will have ANOTHER 7 to fill us in on...LORD, it could get seriously out of control. Be careful...;)

Andy said...

Just think, Glyn, this time next week you could be driving if you pass your test...

AndyMac said...

How come your week ends on Thursday?

Timmy Magic said...

Totally random, but a guy at the Rink went to school with the guy on the right in the "Albi" video

BeccaBoB said...

u know... a week ago roots was over, and u missed out all the fun bits inbetween!!!

Mitchenstein said...

'My tiny nipples went to France' - what film is that from?! It rings bells ever so distantly in the back of my mind...

(And the 'What a manic week' should end in an exclamation mark)

Matt L said...

Isn't it Bruce Almighty?

Andy said...

Indeed it is, Matt, like:

"And I like-a do da cha-cha like a sissy girl"

...which still has me laughing like an idiot whenever I see it.