This week I celebrated my 47th birthday.
The day before my birthday, we had the newspaper interview with Jill Nicholas. I thought it was going to be an interview with tama 1 but turned into more of an interview with me. I'll talk about that shortly.
But first off, here's some photos from the week.
Okay, the first big thing is:
Tamāhine 2 traced over my letters correctly following my instructions. This is HUGE. Whenever we tried this in the past she couldn't follow the line or make a circle. I actually only wrote two lines not expecting her to do it at all. She did so well it was her idea to do a third line. Her hand grip still needs work but for the most part she's come a jolly long way since we last attempted writing.
What's with the blocks from MUS? Well, I want to improve her math. I will try getting her to recognise and understand that the green block is the number one unit block, orange is two, etc. The sooner she is able to understand what numbers follow each other instead of starting from one all the time will be a momentous occasion. She kinda has that now but not cemented. As soon as she does we will be on our way with math. This could be a very long time away, but with the small steps made it might not be ... just have to wait and see.
I just HAVE to add a photo of tama 2. After having such a fantastic time at camp, he rocked up to Cubs on Monday night and was given a new woggle. Notice the yellow strip around it? (it looks golden more like eh?) Anyway, that means he is second in charge of his group. There are four groups and he is in the Black Group.
To get the ball rolling, Jill brought a scrapbook of some of the newspaper articles she has written to give tama 1 an idea of who she is, what and how she writes.
Anyway, Caleb came out and saw me on the Sunday when tama 1, tamāhine 1 and tama 2 were at camp. On the Tuesday when he was due to fly out, Koro came out and picked up the big kids and took them to the airport to see him off. I asked them to take photos with Caleb ... hmmm!!!! They didn't!!!!! But they took photos of the plane, Uncle Warrick working and Uncle Warrick with Caleb!!! What a hoot our tamariki are!!
And this is the front view (I guess it was Polly who took the photo of Uncle Warrick and cousin Caleb?) Forgot to ask Uncle Warrick who took it. Anyway, pretty neat huh? Front and back view, lol
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