my poor neglected blog

August 4, 2010 at 10:45 am 4 comments

sorry blog I kinda left you all alone for a while.

So where are we now. Spending way too much time on facebook and even just reading the news online and not enough on housework, trying to get some more motivation.

My study – I got a distinction for my first psych assignment and the second one has just been handed in. I have done all the online tests for the unit so just have the exam to go on the 3rd September – of course I am a little bit behind in my reading. The chapter I am supposed to be reading atm is on motivation and it talks a lot about depression and eating, not exercising and generally about being overweight and not acting to do stuff about it….I’m struggling – perhaps because it is just a little bit close to home – motivation is my biggest issue at the moment.

Owen – got a B for reading, his teacher is really impressed with his reading at the moment (reading at a 3rd grade level whilst in grade 2). The rest of his report was pretty good, just the ‘normal’ paying attention issues and social issues for him. He had an eye test and it turns out his eyes are under a lot of strain as his eyesight really isn’t very good (worse than first thought – they put drops in to double check). So he is getting new glasses shortly, stronger ones and I’ve decided to fork out the extra $100 for a pair of transistion lenses for him as I feel he would benefit from the sun protection – particuarly on long drives (to Adelaide etc).

Brett – got a D for writing – it is all down to his lack of muscle tone in his arms and we are doing all we can to improve it and help him to work on it. His cutting skills are much improved and his swim teacher has commented on his improved muscle strength so hopefully that will all come along.

Corey – is driving me nuts lately! Tantrums all day and carrying on at bedtime, he is testing his boundries big time.  But at the same time I’d say my favourite part of the day is when he gets up and climbs into bed with me for a good morning cuddle in the morning and tells me he loves me.  Cute, adorable little monster he is!

Zero (the cat) is legal now – he has been microchipped and registered. Next on the agenda is to have him desexed – hope he forgives me for that one (coming soon). I think I will try to book him in so that it is done on a friday when the kids go to Dads so he gets a lot of peace for a few days.

so thats me – gotta go help out with kinder fundraising stuff shortly. It would seem that I am in charge of fundraising as well as acting secretary atm as our secretary is going to resign and everyone appears to be too busy to do anything…..someone has to.

Entry filed under: Just Me, my boys.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tara  |  August 4, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Hello! Good to see you 🙂

    Sounds like you’ve been very busy.

    How does Owen end up with a B for reading when he’s reading ahead of his class level? I’d have thought that was an A. Is it scaled within the class or something?

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    • 2. Jude  |  August 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      the way they do it here you get a C if you are at the level they expect and a B if you are ahead by however much and As are very rare as you have to be a long way ahead to get them. A D means they are below the level expected, hence Brett’s writing not doing so well – it turns out all his swapping from left hand to right was because his arms got tired writing – all low muscle tone.

      Jude

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      • 3. Tara  |  August 4, 2010 at 4:02 pm

        Thanks for the explaination Jude! Makes sense now. Elisha is only PreP, so no graded reports yet.

  • 4. Jen H  |  August 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations on the distinction – that’s awesome!!
    Well done to Owen on the reading too! Hope Brett’s muscle tone improves soon, sounds like it’s well on the way. Corey sounds like he is ready for school!! A lot of Kinder kids get like this half way thru the 4yo Kinder year!! And gosh as if you didnt have enough on your plate without taking on the extra jobs at Kinder!!!!
    Take care
    Hugs
    Jen H

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