A week in my shoes 27th-31st January 2014

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It’s Friday!

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Bought a new sofa this weekend! It will take six weeks to make. So me!!!!

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It’s a happy Monday!

Great focus on respect today in our worship time at school.

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Tuesday is shoesday!

Red Dr Martens were the ORRder of the day.

Arrived at one of our cluster schools for a meeting to discover they’d just had THE CALL and with another actually working with their SPECIAL VISITORS as we met.

Quite amusing comment made by a child during worship with our vicar whilst he was discussing Epiphany. He asked the children if they knew who the three special visitors were. One child answered, ‘The three OFSTED inspectors!’ PRICELESS!!!

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It’s Wednesday. Spent out SLMT meeting looking at consistencies and inconsistencies of a split site school in ORRder to ensure we are an all for one and one for all school.

Twitter emailed me today to let he know it was my five year twitter anniversary.

Did I really join twitter five years ago?

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Where does the time go?

Joined five years ago but probably only using it well for two.
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Thursday – I was very privileged to be interviewing applicants for our SCITT partnership within our LA. The school council loved being part of the process.

It was another ORRsome night at Blakes 14 teachmeet!

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Got to meet @simfin’s little husky, Spike, too!

Premiered a squawk in preparation for releasing it at another teachmeet in February with The Education Network.

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And it’s Friday, again! Make this weekend count.

What a week! Having a chilled weekend. Having had 9 days of intensive meds without any pink fizz or Hendricks allowed, I’m looking fORRward to Sunday when the flutes will be overflowing!

February tomorrow!

Have an ORRsome weekend!

ORRsome blog posts from the week that was. Week 4

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Promoting the primary bloggers this week!

There were several tweets back and forth over the weekend asking questions about primary bloggers and secondary bloggers. Questions about whether twitter seemed to be favoured more by secondary colleagues and not as well used as primary colleagues.

At the end of the day it can only be measured by your own circle of followers and those whom you follow as well as whatever you choose to read.

Some colleagues will make sure their blogs etc… are seen by tweeting the link either on twitter, to key twitterati or even both.

Following a huge response to a tweet about ‘Are you a primary blogger?’, this week’s blog will promote primary teachers who blog with a follow up blog next week promoting the primary schools and classes that have blogs too.

It didn’t take long to collate a list of people I follow who blog. Tweeting one or two other colleagues and suddenly the list had grown.

So, here we are. By no means an exclusive list. Just happens to be those I either follow and read or have come across via other colleagues.

40 primary teachers who blog!

Tim Taylor
http://www.imaginative-inquiry.co.uk/2014/01/moving-on-the-knowledge-v-skills-debate/

Betsy Salt @betsysalt
http://betsysalt.wordpress.com

Martin Waller @MultiMartin
http://changinghorizons.net

Andrew Cowley @andrew_cowley23
http://supposeshakespearestartedthiswaytoo.blogspot.co.uk

@technologytotea Maggie M
http://www.technologytoteach.co.uk/blog

Lynne Moore @MooreLynne1
http://villageschoolhead.blogspot.co.uk

Hey Miss Smith @HeyMissSmith
http://heymisssmith.blogspot.co.uk

Amy Harvey @ms_jamdangory
http://msjamdangory.wordpress.com

@RevErasmus
https://schrodingersstaffroom.wordpress.com

Stephen Lockyer @mrlockyer
http://www.classroomtm.co.uk

Ian Addison @ianaddison
http://ianaddison.net

Mr Waldram @MrWaldram
http://benwaldram.wordpress.com

Hywell Roberts @HYWEL_ROBERTS
http://www.createlearninspire.co.uk

Deputy Mitchell @DeputyMitchell
http://asksir.co.uk

Dughall McCormick @dughall
http://dughall.com

Bill Lord @Joga5
http://lordlit.com

Tim Rylands @TimRylands
http://www.timrylands.com

Mobo40 @mobo40
http://oneheadandherdog.wordpress.com

@michaelt1979
https://sites.google.com/site/primarycurriculum2014/

@ChrisChivers2
http://www.inclusionmark.co.uk

@kitandrew1
https://kitandrew.wordpress.com

@emmaannhardy
http://emmaannhardy.wordpress.com

@ClassroomTruths
http://classroomtruths.wordpress.com

@cherrylkd
http://cherrylkd.wordpress.com

@educationbear @primaryblogger1
http://primaryblogger1.wordpress.com

@bramleyapplecc
http://emmabramley.org

@3Diassociates
http://3diassociates.wordpress.com

@Ideas_Factory
http://www.ideasfactory.me

Dawn Hallybone @dawnhallybone
http://hallyd.edublogs.org

@theprimaryhead
http://theprimaryhead.com

@MissHorsfall
http://misshorsfall.wordpress.com

@little_mavis
http://littlemavis.wordpress.com/author/littlemavis/

@nancygedge
http://notsoordinarydiary.wordpress.com

@PrimaryHead1
http://oldprimaryhead.wordpress.com

@rpd1972
http://rpd1972.wordpress.com

Jason Cannons
http://mrcannons.tumblr.com

@SheliBB
http://carryonlearning.blogspot.co.uk

Phillip Webb
http://medialiteracy.primaryblogger.co.uk

@mishwood1
http://maryisherwood.wordpress.com

I suppose I could include myself in this list.

@RachelOrr

https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com

It’s Monday. Come on, let’s get happy!

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It’s Monday.

Happy dance time!

O happy day

The best feeling in the world is realising that you’re perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed.

Forget your troubles, come on, get happy!

Being happy doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Happiness

If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain.

Shiny happy people

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

Don’t worry, be happy!

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”
― Paul Simon

Happy together

Put on your best shoes for happy dance time!

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