This is the second time I've written this. I did the whole newsletter but committed the cardinal sin on not saving it before I went to another page! Anyway...
I'm sat in a caravan in Cornwall and everyone has gone to bed now at 10pm. It's been a long day. I'm not sure if Fiona likes the caravan or not, it's not the usual luxury affair we've been used to but we're trying to down size a bit and work our way towards camping again!
Fiona has been made redundant, or rather, her job as a parent support worker has been made redundant. Fortunatly she had completed her Return to Practice course last year and has applied to go on the bank nurse rotat at the local hospital. Hope the cuts are not too bad where you are.
John is doing reasonalby well at his A levels, he's been working on his time management skill! It seems to me that young people are having to deal with every greater loads of information and need a simple way to organise learning and resources. I've got him iMindmap 5. The training company I work with have the only endorsed quailifications in mindmapping and visual learning so I'm thinking of putting John through the two day course so he gets level 1 and 2.
Lizzie has taken to ordering me around about what I can and I can't eat. She's also trying out her world domination powers on her brothers to great effect. The oldest, John, just tickles her but the dutiful youngest, Jamess, is more maleable to her will it seems! She's just taken grade 4 piano and thinks she has done well. We shall see.
James gained his level 3 keyboard, he's rapidly nearing the end of Y6. I'll be glad when he goes and further opportunities open out before him. He's doing a grade 6 maths paper at school. What a smart cookie, even though he can't shut doors or keep his room tidy!!
I've got five jobs at the moment. Fluffy Clouds, my marketing company - ICTeachers, website and hosting - Utility Warehouse, where you can save money and make money - Puzzlebox Learning, visual and auditory learning courses - Support Worker with learning disabled. A varied life, but knackering I have to say. Still, it's my time and I get to see the kids when I want. Well worth it. : )
This is something Fi and I are involved in, it maybe for you, it may not, but worth a look.