K and Amy and I all went along.
The night before we got a letter from Meg xplaining that we would be participating rather than just observing the first lesson.
In the gym.
Please bring your inside shoes rather than slippers.
Great. I love Meg's teacher and his energy and his unusually active method of teaching. (They stand and freestyle sway to their times table chant or walk around as they read aloud.)
I love this energy when it's directed at kids.
Last year's marathon observation day we dedicated mums who turned up to watch our kids run laps of the school in the biting wind were rewarded with an impromptu rousing game of tag. Us vs the kids.
At least this year we got warning I guess!
So there are no pictures of first period as we were busy doing train races in the gym.
Second period was moral education.
All the little sisters and brothers were invited to sit down together with the students.
Amy was thrilled!
Meg's BFF is the youngest kid in her family so joined in and claimed Amy as her sister as well.
The class was about words that are soft and fluffy and make you feel warm and words that are prickly and cold and make you feel sad.
The kids had a great time thinking up words and calling them out. The board says No way! Who do you think you are? Idiot, Stupid, I hate you, I'm never going to >>>> for as long as I live.
It was quite cute as they were really shouting out the nice words- THANK YOU! LET'S PLAY! GOOD MORNING! GOOD WORK!
But when it came to the naughty words they all got quiet and muttered them or explained that they don't use that word but they just know it. They're really good kids, hey?
I was really chuffed that Meg raised her hand and stood and gave her answer, too. She's a bit shy and doesn't tend to want to stand out much and the classroom was packed with parents and grandparents and little brothers and sisters and people wandering in because they'd heard that Meg's teacher is a bit of a character and video cameras and cameras and it was quite the circus!
Next year we'll be split up trying to see Meg and Amy's class so this was the last relaxed observation day for us for another six years!