You could er knocked me down wiv ‘arf a brick!
Yes, me, that kids meself I know kids ways,
An’ ‘as a name for teachin’ in G10!
I just lines up ‘an says stay in yer seat.
But strike! The way he piled on dawg!
Yer’d think a bloke was as good a teacher as Cammy….
‘Is name’s Bluey.
[Adapted from C J Dennis, “The Sentimental Bloke”, Ch2 The Intro]
I Walked into my Year 7 class today after lunch. We investigated possible nets for a cube. Lots of drawings of Hexominos, then used Polydron to test them. Similar to this lesson plan from Illuminations.
Bluey worked well but left his desk without permission once. I put his name on the board as a warning. No more problems.
The kids packed up efficiently, and I dismissed the class. Bluey lingered behind and then said to me:
“Thank you Mr. T, that was a very good lesson”!
Well, spare me bloomin’ days, I was stuck for words – like a “stunned mullet”.
Jeez – I love teaching – and Aussie slang…