A little note to myself...have a little faith.
When it comes to the topic of this LO I had very very little. I was 99% positive that this was all going to end in tears...that Dam would come inside cursing and Noah would be inconsolable. I was SOOOO wrong!!!
Within 15mins of his training wheels being taken off and a helpful hand from Daddy, he was riding confidently on his own.
He still gets a little nervous when it comes to rounding the bottom of our cul-de-sac but he is doing really well and can't wait to show his best friend Jess when she comes to visit on Tuesday. She took her training wheels off about 6 months ago and he has been dying to catch up to her...lol.
Now onto a completely unrelated topic.
I am a primary school teacher and I know that a lot of my scrappy friends out there are also teachers. I haven't been in a classroom since Noah was about 8mths (tried to go back and do casual but I hated being away from him :)) and it has been a while since I have opened teacher related mail...eg. catalogues from Dominie.
But for some reason I did today...
I was browsing the sticker catalogue when I saw these...
AGHHHHHHHH...does this make you see red!!!!!!
Here we are trying to teach our kids to spell and understand grammar and we are then going to reward them with stickers like this!!!
Some of you may be thinking....'jeez, what is her problem...' but I am sure some of you out there get where I am coming from.
If you receive a text message from me you will never see this kind of spelling...it drives me crazy!!!
There is nothing worse than marking a child's writing and correcting these mistakes and others like...thanx....grrrrrrrrrr. The most frustrating thing is kids think that we have it all wrong...HAHAHA. I will never forget the student who argued the the above spelling of 'Thanks' with me.
Would love to know your thoughts on this.
As you can tell these will never be part of my teaching resources!!! :)
Well, I am off to hang out washing, buy a birthday present, go to a birthday party with the kids, entertain my in-laws and try to squeeze in a bit of scrapping!!! Busy, busy, busy.
Thanks (not thanx :)) for stopping by...and listening to my rant...lol.
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