On a side note to my previous post, I spent much of the day being called “Miss Melons” (take this as you will).
Following a strained-straight-faced correction I had a sea of rather bewildered faces; to be fair “melons” starts the same way as Melly (phonics lessons are clearly paying off). The bewilderment was short lived however as, after a five second pause, one bright-eyed young boy sniggered to himself; “Smelly” he muttered in a not so inaudible whisper.
That’s right. In no less than 3 hours as a student teacher the flaws in my unfortunate title, Miss Melly, were picked up upon…. Ah well, onwards and, perhaps not so far, upwards!