There was a burst of stunning sunlight this evening after a rather overcast day.
The pictures don't do it justice as they are SOOC but the light was all lime and lemon.
The last shot was taken directly into the sun with dramatic effect as the iris shut down to reveal the cloud bank and the last of the afternoon's sun streaming through.
All in all a welcome break from exam writing, washing and supervising the neighbourhood 'lads' as they joined Small Boy in the trail from X Box to football to bike riding to lego to 'Starwars' DVDs..... leaving everything in their wake, of course.
This is the last week of term before a two week break. Tension has been running high as exam revision and report writing takes its toll on staff and students alike. Tensions have erupted in the playground, unusual for our place, and I for one, was reduced to tears of desperation after a class as I explained to my friend "I just don't know how to motivate them. They don't care at all about exams; they aren't taking them seriously and all my efforts at teaching revision strategies fall on passively resistant ears."
The experience has motivated me to speak to the Principal and ask the question, why are we making these kids, the real strugglers , do exams? What is the point? He was incredibly supportive and eventually said he would be open to a different model for these kids, in consultation, as I suggested, with the parents. I wondered about a two week 'project' for them which would form some of their semester grade; something practical and relevant. So maybe something good will come out of my sense of despondency.
Once the holidays are here I will be back to my blog reading with relish. I apologise for my lack of visits to some of my favourite places. I'm not even going to link to you here (as I had intended) because it would mean a quick peek at things which would lead to a longer look which would lead to...... I have no internal monitoring mechanisms. Ask my liver and my waistline......
So happy Best Shot Monday to everyone. Enjoy browsing the wonderful photography at
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