Phew, thank goodness it’s the weekend. It’s been a tough old week at work, full of lots of me getting (mostly) unduly cross with the kids. “Tidy up time…it’s time to tidy up…tidy up…TIDY UP”. Anyway.
Despite work being rubbish, there’s been plenty to love 🙂
A little bit different this week, here’s our most recent book from my phonics lessons.
Phonics teaching is in many ways the bane of my school day. Sometimes it goes great, most of the time it doesn’t. For the kids that get it, it’s perfect. They can read by themselves, and independent reading is an essential skill. For those that struggle? It’s not great. Having 15 to teach at once on something that, for some of them, really needs one-to-one attention, really sucks some days. But we battle on, reading is power and all that. I must remind myself that we’re enabling them to access life better, and a love of reading can only be imparted if I myself love it when we read together.
Begin Again, the film with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo? Brilliant. I loved it. There’s a storyline, sure, but it’s easy going and an enjoyable watch. The songs and music are awesome, get me that soundtrack.
Also, this cute video. I love baby laughs, they are just the best 🙂
I NEARLY FORGOT, I went to see Cinderella – finally! Loved it. A beautiful and magical film, I love how they gave the Disney version of the tale more meat. We saw Cinderella’s suffering, not all singing and happy. She was broken and lonely, yet courageous and kind. I also felt that the step-mother had more of a back story – she wasn’t just cruel. Good and bad isn’t always so black and white as fairytales make it out to be, everyone has a story. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. If the cinema isn’t an option, order the DVD when you can 🙂
As well as the soundtracks from the aforementioned films, me and my hubby had a good sing-a-long to a bit of Taylor in the car, good old Blank Space. I’m gonna share it, just, you know, cos.
Nowt special. Sorry, no imagination here!
A start on a new knitting project! The blanket that I started aaages ago (anyone remember that one?) is so very nearly finished, but I was finding it a bit monotonous so was tempted by all the cute patterns for sale at the lovely market we visited when staying at my Dads last weekend. And so begins my first baby jumper.
The wool is really fun, and will hopefully keep my new niece/nephew warm and snuggly when they’re born in late Autumn 🙂
We had a really lovely time at my Dads the weekend just gone. It was nice and chilled, plenty of knitting, playing with the dog, stroking the cat, sorting out my Nana’s latest dilemma, enjoying family time.
An animal-filled weekend!
Having access to a garden in the sunnier spells was also brilliant, I spent lots of time playing tug-of-war with my pup Bertie (currently being fostered by my Dad and his wife, until me and my Mr are able to have him) on the grass, followed by lying down and watching the washing billowing in the breeze against a clear blue sky. It’s the simple things 🙂
I’m linking up with butwhymummywhy?, sharing the love of little things 🙂