I’m deeply aware that my blogs have lacked a great deal of interest in the last year. I’m not convinced it’s going to change anytime soon; really i do blog as a way of trying to make sure i can write an LEA report easily, plus i do actually like having a record of our days. I always was a diary writer. Largely i think it has to do with the fact that i have switched off, emotionally, over the last year to some extent and i’m afraid my brain just doesn’t ramble over things anymore. So, i apologise for the mundanity.
I also apologise for the emails i’m behind on 🙂
fran and i have cracked HTU addition with carrying today, which was hugely satisfying as we did it by using Base 10 until she was doing it fluently and without stress (or randomly losing hundreds). My mum always made me do maths as “trial by pharmacy standards” ie every sum wrong was a person dead. I do try not to put that level of stress on my children, though i am fairly glad she still rules with that particular rod over her students 😉 Anyway, we painlessly spent an hour of so swapping up and down and i taught her the technique Maddy and i had been doing for rounding up to 10. Until i saw it written down i hadn’t been able to convey what i do in my head to Fran at all, but she definitely sounded like it had helped.
Maddy and Amelie are both enjoying a CBeebies cd-rom at the moment and have played on it lots. Amelie’s computer skills are impressing me. She gets very little time on there, compared to what Fran used to get, but she uses it to good effect.
Maddy has been happily employed in sentence writing, computing, tv, books and currently making stickers with a stamping set, having also done a rather lovely hama horse today.
Fran has read a new book, done some maths, got very into making some hama rabbits, computed, including finding some new Neopets stuff she can do.
They all very much enjoyed a social call from Js, our summer student.
Josie has repeated yesterdays step without holding on and has TWICE gone very quiet, in that particular fashion… i’ve found her tipping cold tea and purple juice all over the carpet. 🙄 Those days are here then 😯
Even i have been a particularly “good girl” 😉 and got BM updated with new stock and if i can get Josie down at a reasonable time tonight, i might even get some new patterns and photos on it too.