knitting teacher

This is just a quick post to explain why there have been no posts recently.

In September I started training to become a secondary school* science teacher.  The course is as time-consuming as it is rewarding, leaving me with little ‘spare’ time to knit, blog, read books not on reading list, see friends, talk to family or do housework (ok no change there for the last one).

But knitting time can be justified if it’s spent making teaching aids …
teaching aids

Top Row: Microbes 1. bacterium (e. coli), 2. fungus (penicillin), 3. virus (common cold), 4. bacterium (TB),
Bottom row: Invertebrates, extinct & extant 5. belemnite, 6. cuttlefish, 7. trilobite, 8. ammonite and belemnite

…  or school-teacher-appropriate knitwear – my angostura is finally finished!
Angostura frontAngostura back
ravelry project page

And yes my classes did love the knitted fossils and mirco-organisms.  I see the time spent making them an investment – hopefully I’m going to be teaching for lots of years so they will get a lot of use. Now I’m off to look for a mole pattern ….

Mole

* secondary school = high school, ages 11 – 16 (or 18)

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3 responses to “knitting teacher

  1. I Love your knitted microbes and invertebrates 🙂

  2. Having spent the last 2 months refreshing my knowledge of moles (the chemistry kind, not the fuzzy tunnel-dwelling ones), this had me seriously laughing! It might have made AS chemistry and biology revision with the DS seem less daunting to have a knitted moley mascot and some micro-organisms to work with. Now, how could one knit osmosis and water potential????!”

  3. there is so much awesome in this post!

    love those knitted microbes and other creatures. And yay for tank tops, yours turned out ace!

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