Milly has continued to concentrate on her spelling and is using the keyboard more rather than asking me to do it for her.She is also going on education city and choosing the spelling options to do.I have been asked to spell words a lot but she has also been challenging herself and I can hear her sounding the words out to herself, she is using spellcheck on the PC when it is available on what she is doing.
It has taken a long time for this to happen, we have resisted the temptation to engage her in any form of writing she didn't want to do and I have always written for her or typed for her and have done so willingly.Gradually her confidence has grown and I believe we are seeing the process we would have seen had she been home educated from the start.
I have just had to stop typing and take a very giddy and hyper Milly to bed ,she is so incredibly funny and witty when she gets over tired,she has had us in stitches. As she was settling down she went through about 7 words she has learnt to spell over the last few days,I hadn't asked her to but she was obviously very proud of her ability.It isn't late tonight but she hadn't been able to sleep last night and was still awake when Al went to bed at 10.00.Tonight she was asleep within minutes of the light going off.Maybe tomorrow she won't wake up like this morning,moaning, not wanting to do anything, and moaning.....
Over the last couple of days she has been putting together a ring binder of animals that Pan(her daemon) changes into.She has googled the animal pictures she wanted and then printed them out, her way to do this was to open up a word document and transfer the image and print it out.Now I know there is another way to do it but she was happy doing it her way and became very quick at doing it and I resisted at that point letting her know the other way and will show her that in passing another time for her to use when she next prints something off.I also resisted suggesting any thing else that she could do with the folder, although I thought of the numerous things we could research about each animal and record information but that wasn't what she wanted from the folder and I would of spoilt the moment for her.She has taken the folder with the 24 animals that Pan changes into all over with her,I am so proud of her but also proud of myself for holding back cos it is really really hard not to add my ideas!!!!
It seems such a small thing and inconsequential but the subject matter and end product are not really the important things, for me it is much more about the process she is going through and I can see that in the future this will progress as she gets more confidence and needs more detail.
Beauty has been bouncing off the walls and furniture with her collar on after her op but is getting the hang of it now,and can get through gaps without hitting the sides on the collar and shocking herself!!
She is getting back to her bouncy self and as she can't go for a walk for 10 days will no doubt be getting bouncier as the days go on......
We are planning Emily's Birthday party and have decided on a Pirate theme for her small group of friends and will go to a local attraction that hosts Party's with a tour of a smuggglers cave and ship and a treasure trail then games and a birhtday tea. We will have a family party with relatives at home on the day before and she will have two friends over for a sleepover in the half term hols.Must get the invites done this weekend and plan the cake.