My New Year’s resolution was that we would start the lessons of the day at 9 am instead of half past. I reckoned that would mean we would finish the day’s learning earlier. It’s nearly half two as I write this and although the girls are long done – Ronan is still working! I think as I re-introduce group lessons he will simply have to leave his personal learning until group work is done and then go back to it.
Everyone got down to work quickly and I think we were more or less properly organised. We have only managed to get one thank you card written though.
We got a lovely basket of food from the parent’s of Alex’s fiance. I am going to use the basket for free time reading books. I bought the children quite a few books for Christmas which I hope they’ll get some good use from. There’s also some books on the Kindle for them to read.
Ronan is on Life of Fred Jelly Beans now and I think we’ve reached the point where I can’t always help him. I was so useless at Maths at school and Life of Fred doesn’t have a DVD tutor to help make sense of things. I think he’s going to have to start asking his dad!
I got Heleyna a whiteboard for Christmas which is already proving useful for letter and number work and of course drawing pictures. It’s also come in handy as Ronan has started using the magnetic fraction pieces. A friend gave them a good quality blackboard each as well so there’s plenty to work with. I might invest in water soluble chalkpens at some point.
Having a quiet crash time now before Roni’s friend comes over and there’s Beavers and Cubs.
First day done. Tweak some planning for tomorrow and have a cup of tea.