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Goose and Carrot - Sept 20th

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hazeyjane Fri 27-Sep-13 11:07:57

I haven't hidden in it, but I am a bit lost about the funding and the mocking tone of some of the posts was really getting me down, after a really hard couple of days.

By the way, i am having a Goose and Carrot coffee morning here if anyone would like to join me. smile

FrussoHathor Fri 27-Sep-13 10:27:33

I don't know which thread it is star,

The funny thing about that thread (perhaps funny isn't the word), is that I doubt any of the teachers ARE breaking the law as only a very few statements will actually be specified in a way that doesn't allow them to use the TA to massage their feet during story time if they so choose.

PolterGoose Fri 27-Sep-13 10:04:39

Not hidden Star I just don't understand all the funding stuff confused

Have you all hidden that 1:1 thread?

PolterGoose Fri 27-Sep-13 09:17:25

Oh Galena flowers may as well get it all done at once.

Ds went to school very happy despite a very different morning routine, the explosions in the science lab were the talk of the class grin

Galena Fri 27-Sep-13 08:59:43

Sorry for tmi, but my sodding period has started too!

Galena Fri 27-Sep-13 08:22:36

Yeah, will definitely he taking her out for a week before her op!

Sorry, Galena. Let her get it out of her system before October. X

FrussoHathor Fri 27-Sep-13 08:12:00

Oh no. Poor dd. and poor you. sad

Galena Fri 27-Sep-13 08:08:28

Oh for goodness sake! DD was fine yesterday. Absolutely fine. But couldn't go to school because she was sick Wed eve due to phlegm. I had a meeting with the head and confidently said ' oh, she'll be back tomorrow'. So...? She woke at 5 with a temp of 39 and has already thrown up twice this morning. Head did say there was a stomach bug going round. sad

DS2 can swim after a fashion. Will never be graceful. grin

SummerRain Thu 26-Sep-13 22:09:08

Ds1 had lessons for about a year before I couldn't afford them anymore. He's just about at the 'wouldn't drown if he fell in a pond stage' grin His coordination is shocking, he rolls in the water as he swims and can't coordinate hands and feet. He has no fear and will happily duck under the water but he's a hazard tbh, we were at the beach over the summer and I had to stay right by him even in shallow water as he throws himself about and has no sense of awareness.

Dd is a reasonable swimmer, I wish I could afford more lessons for her as she was progressing really well and it's the only physical thing she has much interest in.

Ds2 hasn't had lessons as he's only just gotten to the stage of not being surgically attached to my side constantly. He's very cautious and doesn't like water on his face. It took him hours at the beach to brave going into the water and he clung to me the whole time.

PolterGoose Thu 26-Sep-13 21:35:49

Ds can't swim either, he just has the 20 or so lessons a year that school do (under sufferance).

Game of Life at bedtime is perhaps a tad ambitious grin Check out Pass the Pigs which I remember playing as a child and ds loves, it's very silly.

At bedtime ds said he cannot wait for Y6 to end grin interestingly this is a school in special measures with a very poor local reputation, but I think it will be perfect.

FrussoHathor Thu 26-Sep-13 21:21:16

zzzzz my dd can't swim. We try lessons every 6 months, buts she's just not ready to cope with all the sensory

youarewinning Thu 26-Sep-13 21:14:26

zzzzz My DS has weekly lessons and can swim. He cannot use a float though as gripping it is too difficult (he uses fingers not hands to do stuff!) and takes so much effort he can't do his legs at the same time!!!
His swim school work through the ASA stages and he loves it.

zzzzz Thu 26-Sep-13 21:11:25

Draughts/checkers is better than chess as an "in" to those kind of games with ds we hav to play those on iPad as otherwise he always knocks the board or makes illegal moves.

This was The Game of Life, I had no idea about all the cardboard cogs etc.

We did have quick try of Rory Story cubes and I think that will be a winner.

Mostly we play variations on pelmanism (ie flip th cards to kind the pairs). It's grim but part of our bedtime routine. hmm

Wow Galena. That's great, but the old double-edged sword.

Hope you are able to make it work for her and great that the school are so on the ball.

Ah moose, get well soon.

Brilliant news Polter

Dd tried to teach Ds chess today zzzzz. A 4 year old trying to explain the rules about how all if the pieces move to a inattentive, own-agenda 6year old boy with ASD........ Carnage.

Then the baby climbed onto the table and........

zzzzz Thu 26-Sep-13 20:53:19

Oh polt YAY! Disastrous evening here. New board game, not enough time to play, ds is furious. Sometimes it really is my fault. WTF was I thinking not checking how long it takes.

Tell me how many of your kids swim?

SummerRain Thu 26-Sep-13 20:25:56

That sounds brilliant polter, their facilities sound great and their attitude seems really positive smile

Moose flowers sorry to hear you're still suffering

Ds1 loved the rugby. It was really well organised and the trainers are amazing. He had an absolute blast and seemed to be really listening to the instructions, he picked it up a lot better than he does the football. he has a knack for tackling... Not sure if thats a good thing wink

youarewinning Thu 26-Sep-13 20:09:11

Galena well done your DD grin it's great the school are recognising all aspect of SN, physical and educational and implementing strategies.

summer LOL at googling rugby. My DDad says my DS reminds him of Sheldon from BBT - in the way he explain everything to a finer point!

polter great email, certainly given me ideas on how to email school in furture.

moose sad Hope you feel better soon

don't sweat glad the talking helped. And I'll always accept cake over anything else. grin

Everyone else good evening. My DS is pale and shattered atm but he just WILL NOT lay down and sleep. He's tossing and turning for hours in the evening. I'm torn between ignoring and yelling to him calling him to stop banging.

PolterGoose Thu 26-Sep-13 19:38:24

Wow wow wow I am pleased to say we've just been to the local secondary and it was lovely grin exceptionally friendly, relaxed and engaging teachers, we missed the talk in the hall so ds could explore without crowds and I managed to mention ds's dx to a couple of staff while dp was off with ds. One teacher spoke about teaching a boy with AS in Y10, about her own child with SPD, about the buddy system and how she is working with a child who struggles to get in the classroom, they just took it in their stride, a real can-do inclusiveness, so different to my experience of primary where everything is meant well but a bit of an effort. Ds got to mix some chemicals (very serious!), explode some bubbles, hold a huge stick insect (they have a bug club), watch a 3D printer in action, see the library and English classrooms and chat about Shakespeare, he has come away excited, I could cry, I feel so relieved.

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