Monday, 3 April 2017

The Holidays

It is the Easter holidays here, and today was the first day.  I survived it.

Bear was unimpressed.  He has been complaining bitterly that he was too tired for school.  Now he is equally venomous about being bored.  So far he has run up and down the street (we've lost yet another football), slouched in front of the Xbox and PC and messed around with the sticker books.  I've let him.

We do not have a programme of what to do or not do.  This is perhaps just as well as I have a nasty sore throat and very achy joints.  We have a short walk to the greengrocer planned for tomorrow.  It will use up an hour of the day by the time we have walked there, walked back and grumbled around the shop.

One small ray of light is that we have finally signed bear up for Mathletics.  Apparently Mathletics makes maths fun and is usually used in school.  However there is an 'in the home' option which we have chosen.  Bear thinks it is awesome, amazing, great, wonderful, etc etc etc.  Someone understands the mindset of small bears.  If you complete various games or tests then you get the virtual equivalent of a gold star.  Most young children will go for the gold star with gusto.  Bear has already done sums about the best way to get them.  He is raring to go.  This enthusiasm may last, and if it does then it is incredibly good for him and encouraging his interests.  Even if he only keeps going for a little while it is bound to boost his ability to some degree.  And it should keep him interested for at least some part of every day over the holidays.

I'd be a lot more enthusiastic if I wasn't faced with the awful fear that he may ask me how to work the numbers.

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  1. Your last sentence made me LOL. I feel your fear. I won't do 2+2 without a calculator. haha. Math was not my forte. My kiddo was like your Bear. He loved/loves math as does hubby.

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    1. I am like you. Numbers get the better of me every time. Unfortunately, they're not good for DH either, so bear is on his numerical own! x

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  2. Oh my life.....I once had to help Ruby with her maths homework when she was six. It took me ages to work it out as it wasn't as straightforward as I thought it should have been. Good luck if Bear needs help with his Mathletics.
    Hope that sore throat and achy joints doesn't turn into anything nasty-x-

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    1. It's all changed since I was at school (I started school over forty years ago) and the schools I went to until I reached 13 were appalling so I never had a chance. Bear humours me when it comes to numbers. Thanks for the hug - feeling better!

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  3. Hate maths. Poor you, but well done Bear.

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    1. I'm just watching from a safe distance! Thank you for commenting x

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  4. Hope he doesn't get too bored over the holidays! I remember that sometimes it was a task to keep everyone occupied. I certainly did appreciate not having to get up and about early in the morning as I am not too much of a morning person.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. It's dreadful here. Like you, I am not a morning person and am fit for nothing before 10am. Bear is a very early riser. It's not a good combo. Thank you for the hug - feeling better.

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  5. My daughter loved maths! And she was very good at it, too. I hated maths and I am not good at it at all! She learned very early on not to ask help from me on maths problems! LOL. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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