Babess is enjoying school, from all accounts. She is becoming more confident, but still playing the “I’m little and new” card somewhat successfully. She is little, easily half-a-head shorter than anyone else in her class, and of slight build, so it’s easy to underestimate her.
She readily admitted one day that there was something she didn’t really want to do – of a schoolwork nature – “… so I just did the first little bit and then because I’m new Mrs X came and wrote the rest for me.”
I gave her a stern look and told her that wasn’t the right thing to do and won’t work for long – and had a quiet word in the teacher helper’s ear next time I saw her!
Although she hasn’t found the joy of writing her own stories yet, she does seem to enjoy the physical act of writing, and does lots of practice. This evening she wanted to write some subtitles below a picture she had coloured in, of a princess or some such. So she grabbed her brother’s book, “Horrid Henry’s Dinosaurs”, and copied out a chapter heading at random.
Now we have a lovely picture, all coloured in, sweetness and light, with the caption in beautiful handwriting: “Bloodthirsty beasts”.
This is why we had children.
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