I thought this week’s prompt from Julia was a tricky one and have been racking my brains; so far have tried and dumped a news report, an attempt at an interview and a short story about competitive neighbours (was quite pleased with that but managed to delete and save a blank doc- duh ) Have read a very interesting (as always) variety of pieces so far.
In the end I decided to carry on with the ever faithful Kit, here goes...
Kit pulled open the door to the garden. As with the house, it was a mere shadow of its former self. Pushing the trailing creepers from the wisteria and honeysuckle to one side, her feet found a familiar path. Scents evocative of summers long past filled her head. Each step she took seemed to transport her back in time. Her pace slowed as memories flooded back.
A buzz from her pocket snapped her back to the present. Whilst reaching for the phone she saw it, faded now, but still recognisable. She smiled as she remembered her Grandmothers love of topiaries.
Hmmm, really felt like a learner doing this one! Good way to unwind after a busy day at work though. Loving my new class; all bright eyed and bushy tailed, full of enthusiasm. Great. But, after the break finding it hard to get things done! If I have said "Get a wiggle on!" once, I said it a thousand times today. Have learnt from experience that it is vital to NOT try to do too much with a new class in the first couple of weeks, as it is so important to build relationships and ease children into their new class. Being new to job sharing also, am very aware that the class have two new teachers to get their heads round (and a trainee starting next week too!)
Early days yet, I have every confidence that in a couple of weeks they'll be raring to go... Oh yes they will :)