over the weekend I printed out placement tests from Maths no problem for both offspring. Small is acquiring maths concepts in the same way he acquires all knowledge (ie I have no idea, just suddenly he knows something) but Big has had her mathematical confidence dented over the last couple of years … [Read more...] about Mathematical traumas
This review does not argue against the rights of parents as set out in Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 outlined above, nor their deeply held convictions about education. I believe it would be wrong to seek to legislate in pursuit of an all embracing definition of â€œsuitableâ€. However, such is … [Read more...] about Broad and balanced v intrinsic motivation.
so obviously the kids were completely self entertaining yesterday. Sigh. Well, I was mainly more available, apart from the hour or so I spent shopping for clothes that would go over the bump without sweltering me - got a great denim dress for £5 in one charity shop and a lovely bright … [Read more...] about Trying to be more available
Went to doctor's about Small this morning, referral to community paediatrician set in motion. Not sure what they do, but there you go. That was after I'd slept in, I'm not sleeping well during the night, so given that I'd arranged for Tim to get up with the children, when he did, I turned over. … [Read more...] about The personal stuff
As promised to the children, my alarm went off at 8 am this morning. Given that I didn't get to sleep until well after midnight, despite being in bed before it, then woke again at 5 and did that horrid drifting dozing thing for a couple of hours, it took me several minutes to force myself out of … [Read more...] about Meet Jax, the entertaining educational machine.