Workplace mishaps/silly stories
I've got an embarassing one to share from a few years ago.
Monday morning, and I was all set to teach about gravity. To make it fun, I decided to demonstrate with a ball drop experiment.
To make sure all the children could see as clear as day, I climbed onto the table, ball in hand, ready to be the science show host of the year. But in an awful twist I slipped on something and tumbled backward, arms flailing, somehow landed without killing myself and did some kind of strange backwards roll on the floor, thank god it was carpet!
To top it off, I accidentally released the ball mid-fall, knocking over a bunch of stuff on my desk. Chaos ensued but miraculously I wasn't hurt.
Luckily not much got said about it after, I was expecting a health and safety lecture at the very least!
I once reversed into the entire weeks delivery of milk in the school car park 🤣 and yes it went everywhere
During playground supervision at a previous school we had a crazed fox that was hanging around and looking menancingly at the children. The school is in quite a rural area, I'm not sure if had rabies or something.
Naturally I took up the reigns, cleared the vicinity and tried to get it to piss off somewhere, until it slowly started walking towards me, at which point I ran in the other direction!
A small crowd had already gathered at that point so I looked completely stupid, eventually it went away itself, nobody else felt brave after that!
I keep pet fish in my classroom....during a lesson observation in Science (conveniently about dead and living things), one of my children noticed two of them floating to the top of the tankl! It did not put anyone off their learing but suddenly 30 six year oids were carefully labelling and drawing two dead fish into their topic books. Luckily it made my Duputy Head laugh! 🤣