On the upside, school is now over for me, so I have three full days to revise and then summer will truly begin next Thursday afternoon.
I've decided to take a break from Facebook for a while this summer. It's the first year where I'm not studying or planning to study, so the only thing I plan to do this year is read lots of books, take lots of photos and enjoy life.
The last weeks of school have been quite an achievement for Master Beehive the younger. He started off last week by opening the school show as Rafiki and (of course I will say this I'm his mum...) he was quite a star! He had fantastic SAT results which spilled over into a wonderful school report and then yesterday he got his trumpet exam results back. He got 127 which is a merit! He was over the moon as were we. It's been a great end to his time at primary school and, looking back over his time in these early years, he's climbed a very long ladder and completely excelled by the end.
|Montessori Casa - Waterloo, Belgium, starting nursery school|
|Graduating from nursery aged 5, The Montessori School, Wilton|
He had moments of driving us to distraction with his lack of desire to just do anything much. One valuable lesson he has taught me more than ANY of my children is that I need to have trust in him. He has always been one to do things at the speed in which HE needs to do them. Everything new is done strictly on his terms only, once he decides, then it is done (or my friend, Charisse uses the term, WASA). It has been, possibly, one reason that I have done the Montessori diploma; he has been one of the reasons, he has shown me that it is possible to believe in the child and trust the equipment and they will become those carrots I wrote about oh so many years ago.
|Rafiki, about to leave primary school, aged 11.|