Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Privileges Of Being A Teacher...

I moan a lot about how hard work is... but then I have days like today, when I realise how much fun teaching can be.

It's the last week of term and we had a visit from a couple of "animal men" who do this sort of educational animal show. I got to see stick insects, cockroaches (ugh... didn't go near them... but at least I managed to stay in the room), scorpions, various hairy spiders of the bird-eating variety (I didn't touch, but I was pretty close), tortoises, turtles, an albino axolotl, cane toads, geckos, a chameleon, a massive lizard that looked like a monitor lizard but wasn't, several large snakes, including a very large boa constrictor which wrapped its tail around my wrist and cut off the blood supply to my hand (it was well over six feet, and took two people to carry it!) and finally a fledgeling tawny owl and a barn owl.

Pretty impressive, and tremendous fun... and I got to help supervise it all morning.

And I get paid for this stuff...

4 comments:

shadowlands said...

Oh dear. oh dear oh dear oh dear.......that is a very large spider!

Miss Ellen E. said...

You call sharing a classroom with that 'beast' a privilege!

Zephyrinus said...

Miss Ellen E. Calm down. He's a reputable chap who goes around teaching children about animals. He's been vetted and the teacher is there all the time. Hardly a Beast !!! Not very Christian.

Mac McLernon said...

Zephyrinus - ROTFL !!

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