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Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Is it me or is November the WORST month to be a teacher? (In response to the article on TES bigging November up.) Dark nights and shortest tempers IMO
  2. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    I rather like November for the dark nights. January and February can be a little testing.
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    PCjr always finds both November and February hard. Long, dark, nothing much happening.
    gruoch likes this.
  4. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I agree, at least there's still Christmas to look forward to even though it's a really busy time in school.
    agathamorse likes this.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Dreadful month. Full month's teaching with no half-term or bank holidays. At least there aren't any Mocks or reports in our place.
    agathamorse likes this.
  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It rains too much in November for my liking. It's hard enough being reminded it's going to get colder every day, the misery of firework night setting the dog barking every few seconds and trying to push a trolley round a supermarket when every day the aisles get narrower as the Christmas displays fill them up, without the misery of it pi$$ing with rain all the time.

    If that ain't bad enough, the next thing that will happen is finding The south of England filled up with northerners, hoping to escape the flooding, calling us all souther softies and moaning about the price of a pint of beer.
    agathamorse likes this.
  7. agathamorse

    agathamorse Occasional commenter

    We have mocks and reports this month and two parents evenings. It's cold, dark and raining every morning and evening as I walk to and from school. Don't like this month.
    MAGAorMIGA and install like this.
  8. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    I loathe November.

    And December

    And January

    And February
  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  10. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    No sun - no moon!
    No morn - no noon -
    No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day -
    No sky - no earthly view -
    No distance looking blue -
    No road - no street - no 't'other side the way' -
    No end to any Row -
    No indications where the Crescents go -
    No top to any steeple -
    No recognitions of familiar people -
    No courtesies for showing 'em -
    No knowing 'em -
    No travelling at all - no locomotion,
    No inkling of the way - no notion -
    'No go' - by land or ocean -
    No mail - no post -
    No news from any foreign coast -
    No Park - no Ring - no afternoon gentility -
    No company - no nobility -
    No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
    No comfortable feel in any member -
    No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
    No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, -

    It says it all, I think!
  11. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    On the plus side:

    Most gardening is finished for the year, less work to do.

    Curtains drawn and fires on can give cosy evenings.

    A good time of year for hearty casseroles and roast dinners.

    Sparkly lights for fireworks and early Christmas decorations.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    If I wasn't in a classroom I'd probably greatly enjoy November...

    Crisp air, clean skies... a chill in the air... ah to be strolling the fields... instead I'm trapped with teenagers...
  13. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Autumn is the best season for food,
    Norsemaid likes this.
  14. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    The ber months are my favourite months of the year. I look forward to the last four months of the year the way most people look forward to summer.

    I dislike summer - too bright, too hot, too noisy, too everything.

    it took me years to admit it but I much prefer autumn and winter.
  15. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Worse still is Southerners taking over parts of the Midlands and North with their grarphs lol!
  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I like it cos the kids knew it was my bd, and no matter how arsy they were in an an educational context, were usually delightful in a personal one.
  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    You iz obvs mental or suffering some kind of UV overload. Thanks, Person who had to buy a lamp.
  18. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Good things about November - my birthday, the excitement about Christmas in an infant school, roasts, mince pies and my hot water bottle :)
    Bad things - going to work in the dark, coming home in the dark :(
    needabreak likes this.
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Too Dark, Too Cold, Too Wet

    Awful Month
    cassandramark2 and ilovesooty like this.
  20. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    It's better than February. Still skint after Christmas, still dark, still cold.
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