Curiously unweary today.
Hmm… apologies for the daily health and fitness update, lol! But having been pooped to the point of tears by 9pm last night, i then didn’t get to sleep till 1am thanks to Ammi having a hwezy attack and then getting hyper on Ventolin but surprisingly i had quite a nice time with her. She is so cheeky that its hard to be grumpy really; last night she was playing “hide her head under the pillow” and grinning at me in the middle of the night quite unconcernedly! *Looks bemused*
Got up really quite early (8am-ish i think) and all the girls were already playing some very involved game together in their room, where they stayed till about 12pm – which was great (apart from the mess they made!) as it gave me plenty of chance to get on with some much needed tidying down here – so both rooms got vacc’ed, my shelves now look sort of like Montessori ones again and lots of bits got sorted out. I even got nearly up to date with the washing and managed a small amount of retail therapy. *Grin*
Max came home for lunch (i love it now he does this, it really changes the day) then Fran and i did some stuff together but she was quite hyper today so i wasn’t sure it was going to work.But then she decided she needed to do some star jumps to get herself sorted out, did them and we carried on very nicely. I’ll just do a quick list for myself at the bottom and won’t bore you but i was pleased with how quickly she got on with stuff and how easily her number formation etc is coming now; its getting regular, generally round the right way and is not that far off the size i would write. Not bad for 3 weeks of slightly more applied effort really (letters, letters, don’t think about letters… mumble mumble…) The maths pages today she said “This is too easy for me!” and it was – it was mainly only counting one more or two more or ten more, but it was just effortless today. *Big grin* I’ve been vaguely thinking that if she carries on enjoying this version of HE i might go for the Singapore books but looking at the topic write-ups she is way ahead of 1A and not far from being easily capable of 1B now, so maybe i’ll wait and see.
We read Noah and she asked to narrate it to me (she asks to on each Bible one for some reason but that’s okay because it gives us an opportunity to illustrate them too and that is quite fun) and she did a good job and some nice pictures. And i have just found a note on my desk from her – its a drawing but its addressed to “mummy” and its really nicely written (relax, relax, relax!). Then i read her The Romans Come Again and the end of the Sea “I Wonder Why” book, so allaying for today my “read aloud to the children” guilt somewhat!
This is the 4th week now of doing a bit more “sit and read and write” type stuff and the 3rd week of Cm reading out loud and so on. I sort of think that if she was gongi to rebel or refuse, or if it was not something she was enjoying, she might have let me know by now? What does anyone else think? Obviously, i am going to keep my eye open for signs of discontent but i think i must have hit a decent balance for her really because i have never been able to inspire this kind of consistancy in her before… hmmmmm…. its all good, i think/hope. I definitely think that the amount of social contact she has had this year with people like Poppy, Tilda, Anna and Abbie has made a difference to her perception of what she can do, but its come from herself, not me because i have not pressured her. (Well okay if i am brutally honest i have said “Yes Tilda etc can read/write/do things you can’t” but thats just being honest, not coercing (ahem!)!!!!)
Had a quick chat with Maddy’s SENCO about getting some equipment for bouncing and so on for the summer and then visited the library where we got books, among other things, on Africa, Japan and bugs!
And then when we got home they all buggered off to play again!
Just totted up Frans earnings; she has reached the dizzy heights of £17! (Gulp!)
Boring list bit… number square, wordsearch on -ook words, 2 pages sums, Bob A2 1 and 3.