Wednesday, 27 June 2012

What You Doing Wednesday Week 14

Wow the middle of the week already.

I hope your week is going well!

Ours has been a bit mixed.
Little Red's school is having an
Olympic celebration week.
They are going to school in their games kit
and have activities each day.
Tuesday they were learning to skip (Little Red didn't manage it).
Today they are trying wall climbing.
As you can imagine Little Red is enjoying the different things
he is getting to try.

They have started a new "reward" system at school.
I'm not sure how I feel about it.
Every class has a board marking where each child is on the behaviour scale.
Each day they start on green.
If they get warned they go to orange & then the worst is red.
If they behave especially well they go to silver
& if they are extra special they go to gold.
If they go below green they don't get a stamp at the end of the day.
If they get silver they get a silver band.
If they get gold they get a gold band.
Orange and they just don't get a stamp but with red
a letter is sent home and if it keeps happening you get asked into school.
It has only been going 2 days but there have already been children refusing
to come out of school crying.
Little Red got a green stamp both days but
came out telling me how he had been warned and gone onto orange once.
He behaved the rest of the day so got moved up again.
I know the thinking behind it but
I'm worried about how it can be used by the bullies.
If you are always getting golds and silvers then they will pick on you for 
being a goody two shoes.
There is also the fact that the children are showing off to each other where they are at
and making the ones who are on a lower colour feeling detejcted.
Fingers crossed it goes well.
To support it we have said that if Little Red gets a green he is allowed 
to pick a sweet from the shop.
If he gets silver he can pick a magazine
& if it's gold he can pick a toy.

I have started a Penguin Bag
but I am only at the start and it's in black so
not very exciting.
I will hopefully get it finished for Friday :-)

I haven't worked on my blankets this week.
They have gone on a bit of a back burner whilst I 
get some of the ideas out of my head.

My WIP is my patterns this week.
I have opened my pattern book
and decided to get them typed up.

These are the ones completed and are in the process of being tested
(testers still required)
And I have another group to type up for next week.

Me, Hubby & Little Red 
are in the middle of making a volcano.

It is currently drying and then we are going to paint it.
Little Red is so funny, he didn't mind making the balls of newspaper
but he wouldn't help with the paste.
We used wallpaper paste and newspaper to make the shape.
We'll hopefully get it finished next weekend and then the fun can begin. 

I am Reading 
Fifty Shades of Grey
at the moment.
I will say the book has opened my eyes and is detailed.
If you don't like reading s*x scenes I wouldn't read it.
I would however say these moments are well written
and don't make you cringe whilst you read.
The characters are easy to connect with and well worth a read.
I'll review it more once I've finished reading it.


Now what are you doing this week?
It doesn't have to be crochet 
link up anything that you are making.


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