I might as well blog it now
…because i am definitely done for the day and i have a busy evening of jobs to do ahead of me!!!!
Despite being zonked by bedtime i managed to get a good nights sleep and wake up feeling, well, awake! Considering that i was pooped by 5pm yesterday but Max was playing cricket so didn’t come home to relieve me, we did okay. I had got hideously crabby but we sat out watching him and i got to tlak to a friend who i just discovered is pregnant with her second. Max got walloped on the leg by a ball and it was a swelling the size of a doughnut by the time he got off the pitch, which meant he had to sit with ice on his leg all evening while i got tea, got everyone to bed, got our tea, put the bins out and fed the rabbits. I ended up crying in the garden because i had knocked a water bottle behind the hutch!
Still, today finally the binmen had removed the second bin of rubbish the last tennants had left us which has been festering on the drive for however many months – you have to wonder what you pay taxes for really that they refuse to take extra rubbish away if you leave it out – i had to put a threatening letter on top of it last night. Although its not as bad as the village we used to live in where they only collected rubbish and recycling on alternate weeks – so after xmas they hadn’t picked up waste for three weeks and when we left out additional bags of it they left them there and told us we had to tip it ourselves!!!!! Cheeky buggers!
Hm. Where was i?
Anyway, today started well with Fran deciding to count her 20ps – she can heap them into £’s and count the extra 20ps quite ably now (shall i alter the denomiation do you think?) and she has earned £6. She and i spent ages looking at their years of production and heaping them together in corresponding rows. We discovered our earliest ones where 1982 (is that when they came out?)which was a year after uncle rich was born, and our most recent were last year and we had ones ofr all their birth years too – so then we did counting on in 10’s, discussed being born in different centuries, their birth years and also inflation as i told her about 1/2ps, why they stopped and the difference between things “costing more” and money being “worth less”. So that was pretty good. She’s also done blinking well to earn £6!
I let them watch cbbc for a bit while i tidied up and they watched something on the Masai (I’m SERIOUSLY SICK of Nick Jnr!)Then Fran did another wordsearch of all types of words rather than rhyming ones and Moo did several pages of workbook, including one of letters – i spent a bit of time with her on sounds too, which i hope went in. Today wasn’t as easy as the last two mornings so we will have a complete break tomorrow. Then they all built and enormous brio track together and Fran also drew a “story picture” and told me the story.
Then Moo went out and I had a quick nap while Fran continued with her “engineering studies” (ahem… Brio!) After than she was fresh again so she and i sat down to do some stuff. First we read Bob Book 8 which had several new words and sounds in it, then we sat down and played with those number bond cards again. And she amazed me – we had a pile each and i put down one and she had to put down the corresponding one to make 10 – and she did it effortlessly 5 times through. So then i asked her them mentally and that was fine too. So i guess i can tick that off!!!!!
Next i had printed off a page of sums from First School Years – just simple ones up to 10 so as not to discourage her – and she did those fine too, including writing the figures a bit scruffily but legibly. And we ended up with Alisons tables cards and did the 2x just fine too. And THEN she read the book back to me again and thought so hard – and i could hear her sounding out under her breath – i was SO chuffed!!!! So we finished up with Story 3 of The Snow Queen.
This won’t last but its nice to see what can just suddenly all come right! lol!!!
Rainbows in a bit – and i managed to ring up and renew the books i found that were due back at the library the day we moved – all 11 of them! GULP!!!!