One week to go! On one hand I will be relieved, teachers need a break or burn out may occur? On the other hand I will lose my Year 9 classes and get new ones, as some students will elect to do Extension Maths. After getting to know my students and building up a good working relationship, I will be sad to lose them.
They are a happy, relaxed bunch. For example, this conversation took place last week:
MrT: “Do you know the hardest word to spell in the English language?”
MrT: “Haemorrhage, can you spell it?”
Student B: “I-T”
MrT: “Haha very funny”
Student C: “H-A-E-M-O-R-A-G-E”
MrT: “Good try, but not correct”
Student D: “Excuse me Sir, but Haemorrhage is not the hardest word to spell”
MrT: “Well, what is?”
Student D: “Bob, for some reason I always spell it backwards!”
I was lost for words and then broke down laughing.
I was thinking that I should ask students to reflect on what they have learnt and give me some feedback on my teaching. If I get any insights like Mr. H. then it will be very worthwhile.
But am I game? What will student D write?