This week has been really good; we’ve achieved lots and the family has felt largely happy and productive. All the kids are getting on well with stuff and have been doing a variety of normals and then lots of other things too. S has been a huge asset and Max seems to have enjoyed his days off with them too. I’ve been leaving a normals list for them on the days i’m out (i do really long days and try to squeeze 3 1/2 days working into 2 1/2 days) and that seems to work well. Max finds it difficult to drop into that; i suppose it is a routine the girls and i have built up slowly over the years, so when they see me behind it in the list, they all get everything done.
Fran has done the first 2 weeks of Meleto now (90-100% pretty consistently) and has almost finished her Rivers book. She been belting through the fractions section of 4A and loves them. She can effortlessly make improper fractions, mixed numbers, use numerator and denominator meaningfully as words and add and subtract fractions. Very proud of her. This week she’s been loving the verbal reasoning book and doing some poem learning, some copy work and Yr 5 spelling tests. Her big thing of the week is that she has typed up the script for a play and they’ve all be rehearsing it (so far without luvvie attacks.) Yesterday i taught her a script style and so she has been using colons, italics, parenthesis, doing stage directions and word processing to make things bold and so on. Very impressive.
Maddy’s main achievements have been a significant leap in reading confidence, 14/20 on a spelling test, learning to multiply vertically and more drawing.
Amelie has stated ETC 1 1/2, almost finished 1B and generally been quite lovely.
We finished dressing the puppets, they’ve been to HE group, done some FIMO projects from books and had a visit from Charlie.
My main news of the week is that the half sized unit next to mine came up and it was too good an opportunity to miss, so we’ve taken it on as well and they’ve taken a panel out of the wall so we can walk through from one to the other. The new bit has a ceiling and carpet and is more office-like so apart from storage, i plan to have it as a place to plan stuff and create new patterns.
However, i’m wounded tonight as i tried to move a bookcase i bought for my admin area and one of the shelves dropped out and smacked me on the eye socket and cheek bone. I can currently see my own cheek bone without the aid of a mirror and am now firmly of the opinion that my normal stance of “going and finding a nice strong man to do things like that for me” was far more sensible than the attempted DIY solution. I shall therefore go back to being a girly who can flirt anything out any man over the age of 60 🙂