Today we had one of those really amazing HE moments that just come out of the blue and make you think “yep – this works!” Fran came downstairs this morning and counted to 100 in 10’s – apparently she had been practising! Then i did some gamey type questions – like can you tell me what 4*10 is then? and she got every one right. So then Moo came in and counted backwards from 10 to 1 followed by “blast off!!!” and i asked Fran if she could do the same – which she did – at “blast off” i asked if she could think of a number to put there instead and she said “nothing” (well impressed! Moo i know says zero but i am not sure she has a concept of it so i thought nothing was perfectly okay) and we finished off with a variety of “1 more than or less than ” questions which she also got right. A big load of breakthroughs in one moment – incredible. None of these are things we have stressed or stretched over and i am so pleased that as the moment came it all slotted into place and just worked. *broad grin* She was so thrilled- it must be a major achievement to make that all happen for yourself rather than have it drummed in.
This afternoon we made a mobile of coral reef fish and read the accompanying book – very interesting it was. Fran spent a bit of time working out how to draw a killer whale from a “How to Draw” book and we updated the scrap book with her most recent drawings – she did me a lovely row of flowers in a garden this week. Then we drew and cut out shapes of angel fish and covered them with a felt mosaic made with offcuts from the scrapstore – that place is a godsend! Two bags of edges that things have been stamped out of – perfect for crafty type stuff – and when its scrap and free i don’t feel precious about it! rofl! Scruff woke up during this and we gave her her own fish she did a stonking job of the gluing and i helped her stick – she was SO proud!
When Moo got back we all parcelled up against the cold and walked to the Post Office (terrifying – walking TWICE in a week!) and on the way back we joined the library – i have a bit of a library phobia so i was quite proud!
Once we got home i loaded a Kaleidodraw cd rom dad got them for xmas from the Science Museum – its FABULOUS – hours of fun so we are printing them out to make a mobile atm. Its very engrossing and Moo loves it.Had a chat to the SENCO today about Moo as i am concerned that this assessment will go by without the full picture getting put across.. .sigh… sigh… sigh…Moo only wet three different beds last night *growl* Its a terrible thing to say but the worst thing i can forsee is her NOT getting a dx officially – cos then we will get no help for her. Trouble is she is very different when she knows she needs to “perform a role” like at nursery or out – then we get the flack.