Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin Thursday 26 March 2020

Posted: 26th March 2020

Good morning, Prep School children, (Good morning, Mrs Bennett – I hear you all say back!)


I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday and that again you managed to get some vitamin D by being out in the sun. It was a day of being grateful for me.

I went for a late evening walk to get some exercise for the day. I am very lucky and although I live in a busy village, I also live opposite a park and at the end of my road are some cliffs with the River Trent flowing in the valley below. So last night, I did a walk along the cliffs – it was so peaceful. I was out for about 30 minutes and I only saw another lady walking her dog. We stayed 2m apart but had a brief chat about how strange things are at the moment. It turns out that she was a teacher too and hadn’t been into school yet this week. She was missing her children dreadfully. We both said how much we want to get back to school and see all of our school family again. It also made me realise how lucky I am. I explained to her that I was receiving hundreds of emails and photos a day, from both parents and children, and how happy this was making me. I am so grateful for these, thank you.


Another thing that I was grateful for yesterday was my health. I live near lots of elderly people who are all over 70 and with health issues so have been advised to stay indoors and not go out. On Sunday, I put a note through their doors asking them to be in contact if they need anything. Yesterday I had 4 requests for loaves of bread and milk. So I went out and got these for them from the local supermarket. I often take for granted that I am (young – 24 children -remember that!) and healthy. Yesterday made me very aware of this fact, so I changed my granted into grateful. 


Has anything made you feel grateful over the past few days? I would love to hear about these. Please ask your mums and dads, too. Although, I can imagine some of their answers now!!! 


Your waffle pictures yesterday for national ‘Waffle Day’ made me very hungry indeed – some of the combinations of foods that you put on your waffles was a revelation to me! I think the best one I saw was strawberries and Nutella (alternative chocolate spreads are available!)


So each day I promised I would be sending you a life skill task to complete and also a joke, poem, picture, fact or reflection. Here we go for Thursday 26th March 2020:


Life skill of the day: Can you learn how to use the hoover and hoover your bedroom? 


Day of the year theme: ‘Good Hair Day’, ‘Purple Day’, ‘Spinach Day’ and ‘Nougat Day’. .  .I look forward to seeing what you do with these today! I have cooked a spinach and potato gratin for my dinner tonight already so I can cross ‘Spinach Day’ off my list. . . I have also typed this Bulletin in purple – I am hoping in sends in purple too?


Thunk of the day: Thunks are unusual questions that are designed to make you think. There are no right or wrong answers -just your answer. The only rule is that you must be able to justify and explain your answer. You cannot just say the first thing that comes into your head. Really think about the question and discuss with your family!


Question: What colour is Thursday? 


TOPS activity of the week from Miss Dalton (this won’t change until Monday 30th March!): Can you create a poster/card/picture for key workers, parents, neighbours, teachers etc that shares an uplifting message at this time? Please can you send any pictures of these tome and I will share with Miss Dalton. There is no rush to do this – I know you are all so busy. It is also optional, please don’t feel pressured. 


Jokes of the day

Q: What did the ground say to the earthquake?

A: You crack me up! 


Q: Why did the music teacher need her ladder?

A: To reach the high notes! 


Q: What kind of plates do they use on Venus?

A: Flying saucers! 


Q: What do elves learn in school?

A: The elf-abet!


Q: What object is king of the classroom?

A: The ruler!


And a final addition to the Bennett Bulletin because we all need something to look forward to at the moment. . . parents you can thank me later. . . 


Sleeps til Santa: 273 (that is 9 months, 38 weeks, 6, 552 hours and 23, 583, 858 seconds!)


Have a fantastic day, everyone, 

Until tomorrow’s Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, stay safe! 


Mrs Bennett 😊