Happy Days: Imparting Knowledge, My Chatty Toddler & A New Ambassadorship - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Imparting Knowledge, My Chatty Toddler & A New Ambassadorship

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, Sian and I love to read them!

Happy Saturday!

Hurrah for the weekend!!! Not to mention that it is a long weekend PLUS half term! Woo hoo!! This week has been longggggg and that is because I have been at work all week. Not my normal hours, I did a few extra days as a favour to a school that I adore. It wasn’t so bad as I love the class but boy am I glad that I am off now!

So what has made me smile this week?

– Children. The kids in the class I had were just the loveliest and made me remember why I went into teaching in the first place. If you’ve read my post giving the reasons for leaving the profession you will know that I still adore the job, just not what comes along with it these days. Doing supply means I get all the joys of teaching the kids with none of the rubbish bits.

– Maths. Now hear me out…. This week I taught 25 eight year olds a really hard concept, that one day will lead them on the path to solving quadratic equations. By the end of the lesson they were absolutely buzzing- they knew they had really achieved something. It was magical!!

– My YouTube channel. Or more specifically the fact that quite a few people have subscribed over the last few weeks since I’ve been sharing videos of our weekends. I’ll be vlogging this weekend too so do subscribe if you are nosey like me and like to see what people get up to!

– Being ranked #39 in TOTs. I was at 29 at one point on Wednesday which was a shock and to be honest I am not entirely sure that I am truly meant to be at 39 – but I will take it haha!!

– LJ talking. My goodness me she is just coming on leaps and bounds now. She still gets shy in front of other people and even if put on the spot to say something to me she will clam up – but left to chatter away she is coming out with all sorts now.

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– Happy mail. I got a lovely parcel on Thursday, all wrapped up with a red bow. I couldn’t fathom what it could be but when I opened it up I was very excited to see goodies from Netflix. We are the newest members of the Stream Team and cannot wait to get started!

– Mr F working from home. He originally took the day off to have the girls while I was at work but it turned out the school didn’t need me after all. He still kept the day off but had it as a work from home day instead of a full day off. We had a lovely picnic lunch and then went out to Frankie & Benny’s for dinner. Wish he was home more, I really miss him when he is at work (soppy wife alert!!).

Phew! Despite being at work I have had lots of happy moments thank goodness! I will try my best to RT over the weekend but we are going to be out for all 3 days and I am not sure what the signal will be like. If you are off to Geronimo on Sunday we may well see you there! 🙂

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend – let’s hope the sun sticks around!! 

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura - dear bear and beany
    May 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Well done on Tots lovely, I am definitely sure you are meant to be #39 and great news about Netflix what a lovely parcel to receive. Your little girl sounds adorable and her talking reminds me of myself as a child. Have a lovely long weekend, why can’t every weekend be 3 days xx

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    May 28, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Wow what a brilliant week and a huge well done on Tots!! I can only dream to do that well. Have a lovely bank holiday and half term xx #HappyDaysLinky

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    May 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    What an awesome week huni. Thanks for hosting xx

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    May 28, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Sounds like a very busy week but getting to enjoy the fun parts of teaching without the stress sounds good and glad that the children enjoyed the Maths lesson so much – what a satisfying feeling that must be. I love your happy mail from the week and glad you got to enjoy having Mr F at home for a day too. Hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy half-term too. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

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    manstayshome
    May 28, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I miss the bits of teaching you mentioned here, but it’s the other stuff that goes along with it that prevents teachers doing their best that is frustrating! Leaving was both a wrench and a very easy decision at the same time.

    Thanks for sharing. #HappyDaysLinky

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    Caroline
    May 28, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Fabulous week lovely. I too am so pleased its half term. Look forward to watching your weekend vlog. x

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    May 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Well done on Tots and woo hoo for half term. It is lovely when you have a great class and everything goes well. Thank you for hosting ????

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    Lizzie firstooth
    May 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    That’s so sweet about your success with the school kids, I hope my little ones are blessed with a teacher or supply like you. Well done on Tots! Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to the blog x #happydays

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    There's always time for tea
    May 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Sounds like a very busy week! I love half term! Thanks for hosting xx

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    May 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Ah I’m glad you had lovely moments at work…it’s what makes it all worthwhile eh? Sounds like some lovely blogging and vlogging achievements and happy mail is always awesome.Hope you have a lovely long weekend and half term. Thanks for hosting x

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    Donna
    May 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    We’re on the Stream Team too! What a great delivery that was. It sounds like a lovely week x

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

      A fab delivery!! Will get to see you at one of their events then 🙂 xx

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    Sarah Christie
    May 29, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Kate I was thrilled when I saw your score it is so well deserved my lovely, and I so get you on the knowledge thing nothing gives me a bigger buzz that students learning and enjoying my lessons. I miss that part of teaching a lot, but not the rest only the students and the skill. Have a fab weekend at Gironimo we are en route to France as I type x

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

      It is a shame that the rest of it ruins the bit that we love isn’t it? xx

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    susankmann
    May 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Hope you have a great half term. We don’t have that up here, but we are on bank holiday weekend. Hope the sunshine stays around. Way to go on your tots score and being on the netflix stream team xx

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Do you not get half terms at all or just at a different time? x

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    The Tale of Mummyhood
    May 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Sounds like you have had a very busy but enjoyable week! I hope you get plenty of rest over half term and enjoy!

    #HappyDaysLinky

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Thankfully it rained over half term so we had lots of duvet days 🙂 x

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    Karen
    May 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    That is just great about your class and maths, it’s great you got them so engaged! Family picnic time too that it is ace! I love spending time altogether ???? #happydays

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:01 am

      I love teaching when you really see you are making a difference xx

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    Helena
    May 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Be careful now you’ll have every teacher wanting to be a supply one. 😉 Great to hear you’ve found the perfect solution so you can still teach, do what you love and inspire others. #happydays

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Haha I am always recommending it to friends lol xx

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    Rebecca
    May 30, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    What a lovely week! Congrats on Tots100! And I hope you had a lovely day today at Geronimo! 🙂 x #happydays

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Thanks lovely xx

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    A Mum Track Mind
    June 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Sounds like a great week! How exciting to be part of the Netflix Stream Team – I’ve heard lots about this recently! x

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 8:47 am

      It is a great opportunity 🙂 x

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    June 2, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Such buzzy positive week. Hurrah for LJ talking. I’ve been worrying about J as he only says 3 words!x

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Ive been so worried about her but boom – suddenly allllll the words x

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    Louise | Squished Blueberries
    June 4, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I love that you still get excited by teaching, I’m so glad that you can still enjoy it because I know it’s really tough these days. I’m loving your weekend vlogs (you probably are aware because I comment on them all, feel like I know you all now! haha). I want to do more chatty vlogs but I only have my phone and it doesn’t have much memory so it’s tricky. I need a g7x I really do, just need to convince Carl 😉

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Louise, I am really enjoying making them. Get convincing him on the g7x as it is great- so much easier than anything else Ive used xx

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    Carol Cameleon
    June 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    What a lovely thing to put on your happy list – teaching. And I do love how our little ones chat away to themselves or their toys. It’s simply beautiful! Thanks for hosting #happydays

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Thank you Carol, I just wish the job was always like that x

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