Waving to Sian and all the Mondayers on this lovely sunny Monday morning. I was out of action for most of last week, laid low by a severe migraine, but I was back to normal by Friday which luckily gave me some 'new' and first times' to tell you about.
On the way to my Friday morning school I drove for the first time along a new road which locals have been waiting patiently to be opened for almost a year. It makes it easier to get to a friend's house so I'll be using it regularly.
At the Friday morning school the year 3 class have been composing their own class recorder tune. They've done really well and have ended up with a three part tune with the recorders playing the melody and two accompanying percussion parts. They performed it for the first time this week; it was lovely to see the concentration on their faces, so excited about doing it and justifiably proud of themselves.
By the afternoon I was flagging, still feeling the effects of the migraine, so I was pleased to hear that my afternoon school was doing a dress rehearsal of their end of year musical, which meant no music lessons. I was invited to stay and watch, which I did, and had a thoroughly good time. I usually get to see all these primary school musicals in one school or another but this was the first time I've ever seen a production of 'What a Knight'. I love the primary school performances, seeing all the children singing their hearts out, and there's always one or two really good little actors.
My final thing is both something 'new' and 'first' - starting my new diary. I always use an academic diary which runs from July to June and I've just made my first entries in my new 2016/2017 diary. The old one will be filed away after tomorrow (my last day of teaching) - the end of another year and one that's seen major changes in my life. It's a year that has ended with me feeling much happier than when it started.
I hope you all have a good week and that the sun keeps peeping through the clouds.