Project 365 2021 Week 8 Day 52-58 Back to school at home and all the joy that entails for another week. A visit to the Eye Hospital Clinic and a bit of a bombshell from school.
Sunday 21st February – Day 52
The weekends used to be something to look forward to, but these days they are spent just been relieved that we aren’t logging on for school. The OH and my son got out in the garden and planted some plants. I’ve no idea what they’ve put in or where, but hopefully they’ll provide some colour whatever they are.
The magnifying glass is working well and I can see the chart for my cross stitch much more easily. It’s the worst kit I’ve ever known for thread quality though with threads consistently breaking. Fingers crossed I have enough of each colour to complete the whole thing. It’s going to be late, but that can’t be helped.
Monday 22nd February – Day 53
Back to school at home after a lovely week off. The term topic is The Tale of Three Brothers which features in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. My son was quite happy to make his shadow puppets but he point-blank refused to be recorded reading his version of the story. It’s going to be a long week.
Tuesday 23rd February – Day 54
Finally, we have some colour in the garden. Only a couple of crocuses but better than nothing.
Wednesday 24th February – Day 55
I was referred to the Eye Hospital at the end of 2019 due to concerns over ocular hypertension levels. I had my first consultation and lots of tests last March, just before ‘it’ happened and at that point, the consultant was happy not to start lifetime treatment and review me again in September 2020. Then of course the world locked down and my appointment was cancelled. I was given new appointment times before Christmas for today. They all fitted in around school hours, and with the OH being able to drive me there and back as I’m not allowed to drive after some of the tests. And then of course we found ourselves back in lockdown ……
So we had to have a family outing to the hospital. No online school work for my son for most of the day, and he had to sit in the supermarket car park for a few hours with the OH whilst I had all of my appointments. I left them with some school work that needed completing and some CGP books to do if he was bored.
Not good news for me, pressure has risen again so I need to start taking daily eyedrop medication for life. But very lucky that the optician spotted the issue when she did. Always keep up your eyes tests!
Of course when I got back to the car barely any of the school work that had to be completed had been done – men!
We got back just in time for my son to join in with the year group virtual visit to an observatory, and Brewster seemed to enjoy it too.
Thursday 25th February – Day 56
What A Day! We hit the ‘school at home brick wall’ today. Full force. It wasn’t fun in this household today. My son has totally disengaged, won’t take in what’s being taught in the live lessons and seems to have just given up. It is exhausting.
To top it off we got an email after school saying that when they go back year 5 and 6 will go back as whole years rather than three classes of mixed 5/6. Basically, a teacher was off long term, a supply teacher covered before Christmas and since lockdown, the years have been taught online separately. So my son won’t be with the teacher he had for half of the last academic year or the first full term of this one. He isn’t a fan of the teacher he’s had virtually, she’s very experienced but too loud for him. He had her for a few months in year 3 – it didn’t go well. So there’s that and the fact there are over 40 children in the year. I spent the evening formulating the many questions I have about this situation.
Friday 26th February – Day 57
Email sent off to school and a distraught son. I’m so done with this week.
The email reply sent to all year 5 and 6 parents has done nothing to allay our concerns. That’s a situation to look forward to on 8th March. A more pressing concern is finding out about his Secondary school placement on Monday. I don’t think I’ll be getting much sleep over the weekend.
I captured the moon on my long lens earlier in the week and kept it on the camera in case I had a moment to catch any birds. We have a pair of Robins that visit us daily but today was the first time one of them visited when I wasn’t stuck to a laptop.
After school and work were done I dropped my son off with his Dad so I could do some shopping and catch up with some work that has been piling up over the last month. I am so far behind with everything. One more week to go!
Saturday 27th February – Day 58
We’ve had a very chilled out start to the day and looks like it’s going to be a lovely bright Spring day today. My son is busy playing with his Lego and we’ve got a family zoom call with my auntie’s care home to wish her a happy birthday. It’s the first time we’ve attempted it and it could go horribly wrong but if we don’t try we will never know.