Headless newt
July 15, 2013

headlessnewtMum: Ah – you’re new teacher will be Mr T.

Boy: Yes! I’m going to be in Newts.

Mum: Are you happy about that?

Boy: Yes, he’s the only boy teacher and he let me make cookies!

Mum: You did cooking at school with the Year 2s? Did everyone do cooking?

Boy: No! Year 2s were visiting THEIR new teachers, and Mr T gave us all two jobs to do when we went to visit him.

Mum: Ah! And what were your jobs?

Boy: Making cookies and writing.

Mum: I see. What did you write?

Boy: I writed “Where is the newt’s head?” Because there was a picture of a newt and it looked like it didn’t have a head, but then I saw it head WAS there, because I could see its eyes. Mr T said he thought it was a brilliant sentence though.

Powerful pictures
July 7, 2013

powerfulpicsMum: What did you do at school today?

Boy: We made cards – for everyone who’s leaving.

Mum: Who’s leaving?

Boy: I don’t know. We had to say what we liked doing best from the year. I put, “I liked the cooking”.

Mum: Ah – because you’re all leaving the class in a couple of weeks and will be going to your next one in September?

Boy: Yes. I really want Mrs C back.

Mum: What does Mrs C do?

Boy: She helps the teacher in the classroom. She works REALLY hard. She does really lovely work. She’s been there since it was built – on the FIRST day, when it opened, she was there and she went in and started working. She doesn’t even take breaks! If she was THROWN out and told to go away – she would just go back in and work. Once, she was told to go away for a break, and she didn’t!

Mum: Mrs C sounds like she likes her work. What work does she do?

Boy: I don’t know, she’s always too busy working and we’re always too busy learning… I know she cuts out lots of pictures.

Mum: Why does she cut out pictures – for the class to use?

Boy: No, she just cuts them out all the time. I don’t know what she uses them for. Mysterious…

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