Saturday, June 27, 2009

quick 7.

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Last week of term.

Tom and Amelia have finished their year 2 and 4 maths book. Next week we will just have a few lessons to finish off. I am going to do religion, reading, spelling and literacy each day. We should be able to finish off the days learning in about 90 minutes as long as they just get on with the work. I have found that when they know they only have a couple of things to do they just get on with it.

---2--

Term 3.

I will do a lot of planning in the holidays. Last term I planned all our lessons during the holidays. I wrote lists for resources I would need for each subject and my plans out. It was much easier to follow. I am becoming better at knowing what they are capable of doing and this helped a lot with the planning.

For maths they will start the year 3 and 5 signpost maths books.

---3---

Christopher.

This week Christopher has woken with some very low sugars and been glazy eyed. I have given him less insulin in the mornings and that seems to have stopped the lows but we have had some really high numbers at lunch and tea time. Last night just before tea he was 30.1 (541). We have decided to start him on a half a unit of novorapid everytime his sugar is over 20.

He didn't go down before bed last night but he woke at 5.8 (104) this morning.

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New Monitor.

Remember when I complained that I didn't want to share my computer? Steve's monitor was being fixed and it took over 6 weeks because the guy needed to wait for a part to come from Korea. Steve decided to go out and buy himself a new monitor. The monitor I had was our original monitor that we bought with our very first computer back in 2000. It has been a great monitor. Steve decided it was time for an upgrade. Yesterday we got the monitor back and he put it on my computer. I really like the big screen.

---5---

lazy morning.

It is now 11.15 and Madeline has just sat down to breakfast. We were up late last night and this morning has been very quiet.

---6---

sewing.

I bought a pattern to make myself a winter jacket. Last year my mother bought Brigette some cord fabric which when we showed her, she didn't like. Good I said, I will have it.

This is the pattern I have:

It is kwik sew pattern 3679 and I will start it this weekend.

---7---

Bishop Greg O'Kelly.

Recently Bishop O'Kelly was appointed Bishop of our diocese. This weekend he is in Port Augusta for both masses. Tomorrow there will be a shared lunch at our parish centre for people to meet him. We will go to the mass tonight and then the lunch tomorrow. I am looking forward to speaking with our bishop.

Pop over to Jennifer's for other quick 7.

Therese.
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