A new job and a new class beckon next week. As the school is closing next summer, no-one yet knows, until the pupils walk through the door next Tuesday, how many there will be on roll for this final year and how many parents have already voted with their feet. However, although, control freak that I am, I am in the position for the first time ever of not yet knowing how many children of what age group(s) I shall have next week and so have not been able to do any preparation, this little offering from TK may serve to remind me of the Numeracy curriculum.
A farmer is wondering how many sheep he has in his field, so he asks hissheepdog to count them. The dog runs into the field, counts them, and thenruns back to his master."So," says the farmer. "How many sheep were there?""40," replies the dog."How can there be 40?" exclaims the farmer. "I only bought 38!""I know," says the dog. "But I rounded them up."