like good achievements:
- Nellie went to nursery really happily & on time
- I sorted out & tidied all the puzzles & pattern sets
- I hung washing out
- Rufus slept
- Claudia read The Subtle Knife
- she broke the 3000 word barrier in her book
- Jasper did maths
- Claudia did maths
- Jasper did a poo in the right place
- Jasper did reading eggs including end of map 8 quiz & some comprehension
- he did 15 minutes of OT (fine motor) & lots of gross motor
- we talked, pleasantly, to one another.
Claudia – turned down a school place …. yay! She’s finished up the year’s science & history already so we’re just focussing on maths & English for a while. She’s still doing her own learning – reading, history, science, drawing (manga), play writing, geography & French. She’s getting scarily good at swimming though practising less due to other commitments. She’s in a play at Progress – What’s Wrong With Angry? – & is delighting in shocking people with the subject matter. Immersing herself in all things Tudor. Still going to Thatcham one day a week SAFMEDS for times tables.
Jasper – wowing everyone atm. Starting to swim, excelled in his TALC assessment, fighting far less with Nellie spending more time outside (trampoline). Sleep is bad atm though Reading – coming in fits & starts as is the Jasper Way. We’ve started using numicon to cement basic concepts. Basic Skills Checklist is useful as is Language for Learning, ipad apps – sentence builder & question builder. Calendar is brilliant
Weather is finally beautiful , sickness is finally finished (fx) we’re hoping for a good week.
I’m dong a lot of sewing, which will settle down after the weekend. Claudia is spending an awful lot of time at theatre. Nell has missed lots of nursery (& his happier for it ). Rufus is crawling & crushing & babbling lots. Jasper is learning (did very well in most recent SALT) & talking & bouncing …lots!
There’s lots to write about.
This week, we’re stuck at home with no car on Monday & Tuesday but will hopefully fit in swimming, Beale Park, HE group & library. We’re away this weekend.
I must blog more, with words
I haven’t been doing much knitting for the last month or so. My hands, wrists & shoulders started aching, having btdt with RSI I decided to start sewing instead
I *had* to finish Jasper’s diplocaulus though.
The reaction was worth it. I can confidently say that I have the happiest five year old boy IN THE WORLD ;
Pattern from here – 3.75mm dpns/Rowan All Seasons Cotton.