YAY!! School’s out. The chicklets, well 1 chicklet will be home by lunchtime, another has club, another a birthday party and the other is on a 4 day study retreat.
She called last night, she said it is 10 hours of study a day, she mentioned a lack of enjoyable pursuits,
that study seemed to be the main focus of the day, not what I’d call a ‘happy camper’.
Doris’ thumb is healing nicely but she still can’t play softball. It does not sit well with her.
Jim is going to Summer Sky’s birthday party and then straight to tae kwon dou, so won’t be home till 9 pm.
It’s just me and Kev for lunch, then young Kev is off to the out-laws for 3 days, ostensibly to get his summer homework done asap.
I haven’t seen his list of homework yet but Jim’s is as follows. ( let’s not forget he only 9 and not in any danger of screwing his life up through academic negligence yet).
maths worksheets x 40 ( yes, not a typo, FORTY)
kanji worksheets x 40
3 days of diary with pictures
‘observation of a marigold’
watching his marigold grow ( which has been dead a week already so good luck with that), drawing pictures, documenting size and bloomage, collecting seeds.
recorder practice ( always a favourite)
2 songs minimum 3 times per day each.
A painting/ calligraphy or an essay to be submitted for competion, ( minimum 2)
‘free theme study’ ???
school swimming sessions ‘please come’.
‘documentation of something observed’
Let’s not have any fun folks, nose to the grindstone at all times.
Kev’s will be more of the same I’m sure.
The point of Sunshine going to the retreat was to just get the homework done, so she can enjoy the holiday working, meeting friends and sleeping.