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Finished WIP's for December

{Jelly Roll Race} Ready Set Go!

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1 hour 46 minutes from unwrapping the Jelly roll to placing it on the floor...not too bad I think!

13 in '13 - reading challenge

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Miss Dove has put forth a reading challenge for next year.

Read 13 books, of the no-pictures-not-for-small-people variety, in the next 12 months.

Sounds good I say. I've added a few books to my shopping list for Santa so hopefully they arrive and I've got a small pile on the table beside the bed ready to go!

You can join in too if you like sign up here on this blog post and and your set!

Almost Christmas

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Where did the last 2 weeks go? I thought after I handed in my reports I'd be able to slow down a bit. Obviously that was not the case! We have been SUPER busy!

So busy in fact I don't know where to start! Each time I cross something off my list I add 3 more things!

We did get a super cute Santa photo this year....in superhero costume! Aden needed his cape to be 'very brave' for Santa.

I'm busy in the sewing room too....only 10 days til Christmas!

Aden's scissor skills!

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Aden has been accepted into the local private school for Kindy next year! We got the phone call a whole year earlier than expected which means he will be one of the youngest in the class of 20 but we are very pleased and excited and so is he!

He already knows most of the letter names and we are working on the sounds and letter formations too (the only one he can do is 'A' and mostly it looks like a 'H'). Although I'm a teacher we're not pushing him and just letting him be naturally curious about letters and words. He will now often ask 'what does that letters say'  and he happily points out letters he knows/recognises in the environment and books we read. We are also encouraging lots of other 'school readiness' skills too!

But all that is way off track, but slightly connected, to what I wanted to show you.....scissor skills!

Currently I teach year 3 and I'm astounded by the lack of cutting skills these 8 & 9 year olds show. So start t…