ORRsome blog posts from the week that was Week 29

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ORRsome blog posts hitting time lines this week.

Ms Findlater
http://msfindlater.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/holidays-are-here-teachers-take-some.html?spref=bl

Sue Cowley
https://suecowley.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/sledgehammer/

Teacher Toolkit
http://teachertoolkit.me/2014/07/26/education-panorama-august-14-by-teachertoolkit/

http://teachertoolkit.me/2014/07/24/dear-tesresources-better-later-than-never-by-teachertoolkit/?utm_content=bufferd9715&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Joe Hallgarten
http://www.rsablogs.org.uk/2014/education/creativity-gap/

Jose Picardo
http://www.josepicardo.com/2014/07/digital-strategy-articulating-our-vision-to-the-wider-school-community/

ICT evangelist
http://ictevangelist.com/pedagoo-my-reflections-on-pedagoosw/

Michael Tidd
http://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/primary-curriculum-resource-pack/

Debra Kidd
http://ciea.co.uk/makethegrade/debra-kidd-leaving-teaching/

Tom Bennett
http://community.tes.co.uk/tom_bennett/b/weblog/archive/2014/07/29/get-carter-part-2-how-do-we-reform-teacher-training-in-research.aspx#.U9fbSuMzy1Y.twitter

It’s Monday. Relax. Breathe. Dare to be.

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It’s Monday.

“Dare to Be

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When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

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When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

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When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

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When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

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When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

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Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

A week in my shoes 19th-25th 2014

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It’s Friday.

First of the holidays for me.

What has this week brought for you?

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GORRgeous weekend in the garden.

Surprise gift arrived in the post.

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Monday – time to be brilliant amazing and ORRsome.

https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/its-monday-be-brilliant-be-amazing-be-orrsome/

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Our penultimate day at school. Final preparations for the leavers’ service in full swing.

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Final day has arrived. Can’t believe I have been in post for one year. What a year it has been.

We had an ORRsome leavers’ service with year six. They were amazing. They asked me to say a few words.

A year ago I was in their shoes saying goodbye to my old school. I deliberately chose to wear the same outfit.

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I could only say what I wanted to in my own way.
(Will aim to get actual audio loaded later.)

SATS SATS year six have done their SATs
They’ve worked so hard and all have aimed so high.

And now we’re here in church on their last day
We wish them luck. It’s time to say goodbye.

We are so proud of you
You’ve worked the whole year through
And given of your best.
You are successful too
Yes, all of you.
It’s not all about the test!

You are all special, unique and so caring
Give of yourself, it’s good to be sharing.

We always knew that you would do your best, it’s true.
And be yourself in all you do.

You’ve learned so many skills,
And had so many thrills
Whilst you have been at school.
Good, better and your best.
You never let it rest.
And that makes you all so cool.

You are all special, unique and so caring,
Give of yourself, it’s good to be sharing.

We always knew that you would do your best, it’s true,
And be yourself in all you do.

And now your last day’s come.
You won’t fORRget the fun
You had while you were here.
You make an ORRsome team
Believe in what you dream
Let’s give you a great big cheer.

You are all special, unique and so caring,
Give of yourself, it’s good to be sharing.

We always knew that you would do your best, it’s true,
And be yourself in all you do.

Received some amazing and very thoughtful gifts too.

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It’s now officially the first day of the summer holidays.

GlORRious day with parents in garden. Seafood BBQ too!

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Friday!

Mum’s birthday followed by an evening at Durham’s International Cricket ground watching them play North Hants.