After a couple of days off working due to our hectic social life ;) I was quite pleased with the children's attitudes yesterday. Small did a sheet on telling time, plus a maths practice, and some reading, while Big did some copywork - writing over a poem printed out in jardotted which only elicited … [Read more...] about Orford castle.
Tuesday was Forest School, which surprised me as it has more often been on Thursdays before. Just as well I'd checked my calendar an evening or two before, otherwise we'd have missed it completely, and that would have been very annoying. So I dragged children out of bed early (for them anyway) … [Read more...] about Turnaround Tuesday.
Swimming has reverted to evenings, which should make for an easier Tuesday. Maybe. Certainly yesterday seemed easier, but that might have been because I got to lunchtime and keeled over, retiring to bed for a couple of hours! Children played pretty much harmoniously all day, or at least, from … [Read more...] about And on to September.
and where did the summer go? Blink and you miss it. Although I'm hopeful that we'll stay warm and dry for a little longer, I'm quite disturbed at how the evenings are drawing in already. Monday was a mainly quiet day as is usually required after visitors for rest and recuperation, however restful … [Read more...] about last day of August
Another day of petty squabbling and far too much screen time, with reluctance to go outside (it did rain somewhat, which didn't help) which culminated in tears at bedtime when Small wanted to play as they barely had all day, while Big wanted to be read to. So instead I convened an impromptu family … [Read more...] about Something's got to change.