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The most insane week of my life!

The most insane week of my life!

Well, the half term challenge is now officially over and for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about… WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?!?

Absolutely the most insane week of my life since starting this Teacher’s Pet venture! But d’you know what, it’s been bloomin’ fantastic!!

 
 
Tuesday night was hilarious! Before I’d even hit ‘share’ on our Facebook wall to tell people they could start posting, all 5 slots had gone!
 
 
Have to admit, I was a bit panicked on Sunday night, a few minutes before 7 o’clock, wondering if you’d all got the idea after reading the blog post and whether or not you’d join in… 5 minutes later all my concerns were laid to rest – Our Facebook and Twitter community is awesome!
Within the first 5 minutes I had all 10 resource suggestions and I could tell that it was going to be an exciting week. Tuesday night was hilarious! Before I’d even hit ‘share’ on our Facebook wall to tell people they could start posting, all 5 slots had gone! People were fighting it out for spots, funny…

People told me prior that I was insane for doing it, they were right! But the thing I’ve loved most about this week is the variety of requests. I thought I liked the organised approach, sticking with a theme and spending 3 or 4 days on it but I’ve actually preferred the chaos method of ‘tell me what you want and I’ll make it’.

My biggest issue usually, is that I set myself too big a challenge.
I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been a challenge… IT HAS and I certainly couldn’t do it 365 days of the year! First day I was so full of energy I managed to knock all 10 resources out no sweat…day 2 wasn’t so easy, lacked a bit of motivation and was struggling to get my head around some of the suggestions but I ploughed through and got there. My biggest issue usually, is that I set myself too big a challenge. I needed to remember that not every resource had to be 20 pages long and have several activities going on > once I got that into my head I was OK, it felt manageable again.

It has also been great to get to know some of our Teacher’s Pet community this week, having a giggle, listening to people’s thoughts & ideas and watching you all squabble over slots 😀

 
Soooooo with all that said I’ve decided to change how I work on things from now on.
Soooooo with all that said I’ve decided to change how I work on things from now on.
Every Wednesday evening, from 7 o’clock I will be accepting 10 resource requests, which I will then make and upload on Thursday and Friday afternoons/evenings. This will be taking place every week, unless I post otherwise i.e. finally get a holiday booked!

Suggestions can be made on the Wednesday, after 7pm via our Facebook wall and by ‘Tweeting’ us @TeachersPetUk

From Saturdays – Wednesdays I will continue to work on and upload resources daily as I have been doing on specific topics that have been suggested via email AKA from the ‘to do list’.
You can of course continue to send in your suggestions via email too and I will work through them as quickly as I can.

On a completely different note, you may have noticed that we have a new member in the Teacher’s Pet Community Blog who goes by the name of Kimberley Rivett…YES! another lady on my side!

She published her very first blog post on Friday night all about ‘BUDDIES‘ and it went down a treat, well done Kimberley and welcome to the team.
Kimberley will be blogging every Friday night @6pm about all things EYFS related and we’re very excited to see her next post!

I also have another lady waiting in the wings who will be our new SEN blogger, hopefully I will be able to introduce her officially next week…I’ll keep you posted.

Anyways, that’s it for me! I’m off to lie down in a very dark room and try to recover from this weeks antics. But before i do, here are some of my favourite resources from this weeks challenge. Enjoy!


Author: Christina

My name's Christina and I work over at Teacher's Pet. I'm the gal responsible for creating all the resources, answering emails and taking care of our social network pages. I'm a fully qualified teacher (taught mostly in lower KS2 but secretly 'Reception is my favourite'). Also spent a lot of time working with children and young adults with disabilities with a passion for working with those with ASD.

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