Word of the Week 13/2/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week, on Friday the 13th! Thanks to those of you that linked you last week, lovely reading all of your posts. It’s a pleasure to have you all here.

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:

learning

This one’s mainly about Boo, as I’ve stood back this week and been amazed by her capacity for learning.

This week has seen her move on from learning tricky words to learning spellings each week, this along with her 2 reading books and maths homework, and she is relishing it! She tends to do it all as soon as she’s home with it on a Friday afternoon, and I love seeing her passion for it. I suspect it won’t last forever, so I’m enjoying it while I can!

She’s then into her third week of swimming lessons and has earned an award there. I’m pretty sure every child simply gets one after their third lesson to keep them motivated, but she was so excited and is keen to collect her badge and certificate tomorrow.

The school offered her a new experience at the start of the week, to learn some Bollywood dancing – she was thrilled and loved that! They’ve also had a book fair on all week after school, so we’ve been in and chosen some new books, for both children, and she was reading those as soon as we got home. I then went into a workshop for a morning, where we got to work with our children and get a feel for the activities they do on a daily basis. This was a great learning experience for me, and it was lovely to see how much my girl is enjoying learning.

I learned a little more when I went to parents’ evening last night. It seems that Boo’s a delight and 30 of her would be lovely – I’m not seeing it quite that way! She is a pleasure to have around as she’s kind and friendly to others, well-mannered, listens and does all she’s told, has a good go at everything and is doing well at all’s she trying. She’s likely to exceed most of her learning goals this year. I can’t really ask for more, can I? I am proud.

And not to miss out my beautiful boy, I’ve noticed that he’s starting to become more interested in books, literally over this last week. He’s always loved them at bedtime, but unlike his sister, has never been that bothered in the day when there are other toys around to play with. But this week, he’s brought books to me, as well as toys and his beloved paint set. He’s becoming really interested in numbers and shapes, counting and identifying, and I can see a leaning towards non-fiction books, as well as his stories. We’ve also been trying out a few word games, and I’d say his favourites so far are What Can You See? and Name That Tune.

I find it easy to get caught up in Boo’s learning, tracking her progress at school and it moves at such a pace there, that I then feel bad for not spotting Little Man’s developments, so I’m making more of an effort to do so, and I hope that eternal mother’s guilt will then subside a little. So I am learning to pay more attention.

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38 thoughts on “Word of the Week 13/2/15”

  1. Boo and my son Sebastian I think is doing the same year in school and like you I am amaze on how much my son is learning! My son started not knowing how to read and write and now he can and is continuously doing so =)

    Congratulations on Boo’s accomplishments. Our parent evening will be after half term so I dont know what to expect yet =)
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  2. I LOVE when they just blow you away like that! When all of a sudden everything falls into place and you have no idea why 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting a beautiful linky… I’m so glad to be back!

  3. I love hearing about how your kids are getting on. They really do sound so lovely. Books are just great aren’t they? Once they’re up and reading easily by themselves they seem to inhale them and all their ideas just blossom. Love it.
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  4. what a busy week! Bollywood dancing sounds amazing. It’s lovely when they have such an enthusiasm for their learning isn’t it. Charlie is still very keen to spell and he now wants to read to me at bedtime (one of my old story books!) which is just lovely xxx
    Will promise to pop the badge up later & get round more posts as I’ve been a bad linker the past few weeks & not getting round many xx
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    1. Oh, I’m going to relish every moment of it, as I’m sure it won’t last and I’ve a feeling Little Man mightn’t be so keen when it’s his turn! x

    1. Thank you. I love seeing her at school, and she’s keen to show me what she’s been learning. And yes, my boy’s learning so much, too, good all round! x

  5. They sound like they’re doing so well. It’s so nice seeing your little ones loving learning isn’t it? I have to admit the constant questioning my little man puts me through at times gets a little tiring (esp when he’s woken up in the middle of the night and just HAS to ask me something!), but I’m grateful as at least it shows he wants to learn 🙂
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  6. Sounds like she is doing so well Jocelyn! Very lovely to hear 🙂 as for little man it sounds like his is doing brilliantly too and don’t beat yourself up for ‘not noticing’ his developments, you’re a fab mum and you do so much with him I have no doubt you would notice if he wasn’t do something that he should be or if there was anything remotely worth worrying about! Xx
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    1. Thanks, Caroline. I do feel bad as he doesn’t have the attention that she once did, though you’re right, I’d like to think I’d spot the big things. I’ll be making a real effort with the smaller things now, too x

  7. Ah it sounds like Boo’s doing amazingly well! It’s wonderful that she loves learning so much – long may it continue… Little man sounds like he’s flourishing too. I still can’t get my head round how to juggle the demands of two children but it does sound like you’re doing a great job 🙂 x
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    1. It’s lovely to see, and I see no sign of it abating! He really is, his speech is amazing me at the moment. It’s tricky and I doubt myself a lot, but you kind of just get on with it! x

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