"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Getting ready for school

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."

5 comments:

Shooting Parrots said...

Good luck with the new class. Should be a doddle with class jokes like that!

Jennyta said...

Thanks SP. Let's hope so. :)

Just Sue said...

LOL...that's a good one. You could even use it in class!

Ellee said...

That's bad news about the school, very worrying for parents and staff. Does anyone listen to parents? Good luck.

Jennyta said...

It is a real shame the school is being closed, Ellee. It's such a lovely place but it's because of falling rolls in the area. And no, in spite of a very committed and active Parent Action group, nobody in power listened to them.

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