Finding inspiration from How to Train Your Dragon

Finding inspiration from How to Train Your Dragon

There’s no secret that my son is a reluctant writer and although he loves books, he’s still not the happiest independent reader.  He’s much better than he was, but homework is always a battle and a change in reading band recently had a few issues.  But we plod on, doing… Continue reading »

Losing teeth and winning an award

Losing teeth and winning an award

It’s fair to say that Monkey has ridden an emotional rollercoaster this last week.  He’s been losing teeth and winning an award.  He’s never-ceasing to amaze me, almost on a daily basis.  But the teeth, wow the teeth!  He’s lost two teeth in the last week, both of his front top… Continue reading »

Speaking out and having a go

Speaking out and having a go

As the months roll on, I’ve shared so many of Monkey’s steps with you this last year.  He’s not the sort of child to ever want to take centre stage, any more than myself or his father were.  That’s ok. But he was extremely shy, extremely reserved, and it was… Continue reading »

Starting November with a bang

Starting November with a bang

Last Tuesday, 1st November we had our first Parents Evening of Year Two.  I help in class on Wednesday afternoon’s so have seen glimpses of how Monkey is doing this term.  But as you all know, school has been a rocky road for us, so I was eager to see… Continue reading »

A little reading success

A little reading success

Yesterday morning we were sat having breakfast.  Each morning Monkey reads his school reading book to me, reluctantly.  Since the new school term I’m lucky if we get five pages out of him.  It’s not much when you see the number of sentences per page.  Some mornings are less of… Continue reading »

Getting back into Beavers

Getting back into Beavers

Monkey’s first week in Year Two has generally been ok.  I’ve mentioned before that he has the same teacher in the same classroom.  It’s made so much difference.  Save us a whole term of anguish.  He obviously doesn’t want to do the homework (how can anyone not want to do… Continue reading »

Time to begin Year Two

Time to begin Year Two

How on earth is it time to begin Year Two Monkey?  It only seems five minutes ago that I bought you home from hospital, put you in your Moses basket and wondered what the hell to do next.  Today you start Year Two, thankfully with the same form teacher as… Continue reading »