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Sunday 28 October 2012

Proud Mum!

I am sure you will all forgive me if I take a little time during this post to have a little Momma brag.  Yesterday my very beautiful, very talented daughter Tarrah auditioned for a piano scholarship with our local Conservatorium of Music.  Many hours of practice has paid off because she won!  She has only been playing the piano for less than a year although has played violin for roughly 4 years.  We were so proud of her, she didn't think she was going to get it and was really surprised when they called her name :)  I was beyond excited for her.  It was such a wonderful moment but you know what I had a feeling she was going to get it, maybe a little Mummy intuition.  I am also proud to say that my wonderful teaching partner and friend Mrs White was also there and her son won a partial scholarship for guitar.  My oh my such talented musicians we have here!  Maybe we can start a band....I can play tambourine really well ;)

Anyway on to the rest of the post, we have been busy, busy, busy in my classroom getting started on our narratives and I was fortunate to spot this post from Megan at I Teach. What's your Superpower ( I love that blog title!) about her anchor chart.  So I made one on the Smart board but didn't take a photo, then I put up a picture of a boy walking a dog, an eagle, a forest and the word "Woosh!"  As a class we made a plan and then the kiddos had to write their own stories from the plan.  Most of them enjoyed it and hopefully we will have the finished product next week.  I have been without a TA for the last week and a half and will be again for the next week so it has been slow going in my classroom.  I have to tell you trying to call out the maths mentals questions whilst putting eye drops in a wriggly child- not fun.  This has to be done every hour! Oh well, adapt, improvise and overcome is our motto, so we soldier on.  Hopefully I will get a chance to have time to get photos of our narratives and my measurement task cards I want to try out before putting them up on TpT.

Lastly tomorrow I will be announcing the winner of my 101 Follower Giveaway, so if you haven't entered.....go NOW!

Happy rest of the weekend to all!


  1. Congratulations to your daughter, that is quite an accomplishment!

    Down Under Teacher

    1. Thanks Kylie, To be honest I am in awe of her talent and the way she picks up music so easily.

  2. Congratulations Tarrah! Proud Momma indeed :) Nice to hear you are still mean on the tambourine Mrs Poultney.

    Abs x

    1. Oh those were the days my friend :) Now my tambourine skills only go so far as shaking it to get my kiddos attention in class ):

  3. You deserve to be a proud mom! What an accomplishment!! That is so AWESOME!!!
    The Hive

  4. What an exciting moment for both of you :) totally love the mum brag post :)

  5. Oh! That's wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  6. How exciting for your daughter. How proud you must be!
    Classroom Fun