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.

Creating jobs
March 21, 2013

creatingjobsD: What does ‘redundant‘ mean?

Me: It means that someone’s job got taken away – that the place they work for says they don’t need that person any more. It’s not very nice.

D: Why isn’t it nice?

Me: Well, it’s not very nice to find out that someone thinks you’re not useful is it? One of my friends was made redundant twice in a very short space of time. She was made redundant once, then went to work for another company, then they took all her ideas and made her redundant again! It was a bit naughty of them really.

D: What did she do?

Me: She started up her own business.

D: That’s good – then, when the other people who made her redundant come and ask her for a job, she can say “No!”

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