Sunday, 31 October 2010
Miss M saw this very cute hat in Monsoon with 70% off yesterday - so she was sorted!
Mr B found a mask and cape on offer for £1 at ASDA.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Six years ago Mr B started nursery - and I already new there was something. I'd talked with his teacher before he started and she was reassuring.
But when the first IEP arrived I cried. Seeing the long list of areas of concern:- Attention, Listening Skills, Interaction, Speech and Language - made all my worries concrete.
That IEP is the first piece of paperwork in Mr B's file - I have copies of everything written about him since.
Assessments and Observations.
Interventions and Reports.
Speech and Language Therapists.
The Learning Support Service.
So much paperwork. The one IEP multiplied to two thick files. His difficulties described in every detail. Every one a tiny step towards getting the support he needs.
Two years ago he got funding for 5 hours 1:1. It wasn't enough, but it was another step on.
This year Statutory Assessments. More paperwork. More appointments. More reports.
The last two weeks: Phonecalls and disappointments. Anger at mistakes. Another observation. Another report.
And then a yes. A Statement of Needs and additional funding.
Once I thought this was the destination.
Now I know it is only another step on the path.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
What we weren't expecting was for him to turn up at Ego while we were eating lunch! Jude papped him from our table across the restaurant!
And as for the play? It was my first time at the Crucible and I fell in love with the theatre - it's a great space with a thrust stage. The performance was good, not the best Hamlet I have ever seen (Mr Tennant and Mr Brannagh were both very special), but definately worth the effort.
Simm acted well enough, but his verse was rather stilted and lacked flow. He's great to watch though.
There were great turns from John Nettles as Claudius and Hugh Ross as Polonius, as well as Barbara Flynn as Gertrude.
The Winter Gardens were a real surprise - like Kew Gardens in the middle of the city!