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Friday, 7 February 2014
7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 182)
Last week I realised I had been rather remiss as a parent, Bella was already 5 weeks old and I had neglected to fill in a form that will assure her of future success. All is fine now, has been taken care of, last week Bella was issued with a library card.
The children have done the maths, as each card holder is entitled to borrow 30 books, our household could borrow 360 books at one time!
Our new branch library has still not opened. First opening was scheduled for January, then February and now March. The building is looking excellent, I've taken a peek at the new furniture whilst driving past, perhaps not the best idea to rubber neck whilst driving as I nearly rear ended a car the other day whilst checking.
Despite starting out with high hopes for MEP maths, we have discovered it isn't a good fit for us. It is an excellent program and we were impressed with the skill level, however it was not an easy program to use when juggling various grade levels, it didn't lend itself easily to independence, I continually had all the children needing assistance. This week we switched maths programs, going back to maths online, a program we used a couple of years ago. The children are thriving, once again they are independent and not being held back by logistics, they are learning well and maths is now considered fun.
We have also changed tracks regards history. We were using A Child's History of the World for the past 6 months with our 9 & 7 year old but I was bored, after a discussion with the children I discovered they were too. So we're joining Princess (12) in using RC History, a program we've used in the past and it's wonderful to be using it again. Now our 9, 7 & 5 year olds are loving history.
It appears I might be allergic to wine, throughout the pregnancy I was looking forward to being able to enjoy a glass or two and now I discover I turn blotchy, red and itchy after one glass. It starts at the forehead, I become flushed and then covered in a hive type rash, then I begin to rub and itch.
I've been struggling to write here lately. I'm mostly managing linky posts: 7 Quick Takes, 52 Portraits a Week, Book Reviews, yet post after post of the same old is likely to send you all to sleep and it stultifies creativity on my part. I long to write something thought provoking, dazzling, brilliant, let's be honest I just long to have time to gather my thoughts, but alas the children aren't leaving me margin to do so, let alone put thoughts to 'paper'. Let's fantasise though that I find a moment, what would you like me to 'talk about'? What are the types of posts that appeal to you?
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