26 August 2011

Things I'm Loving 26.8.11

It must be a first for me not to have had a Things I'm Loving post wing its way to cyberspace first thing on a Friday morning. There's a few good reasons for being slow to post this week:

Wowed by WOW
Last night I was busy being WOWed at the World Of WearableArts show. And since you are not allowed to take ANY photos at all, I had to nick a few of my favourites out the programme. It was truly an amazing spectacle and I'm already planning how I could possibly take my mum along next year.

Oh and remember this jacket I was saving for the occasion?

It got a christening too. This was me rushing out the door as I was running late and taking a photo in the mirror on my iPhone whilst trying surreptitiously not to get the toilet seat in the shot either - classy!  :-)

First ever school award
I also wanted to wait and post after this:

Noah's teacher gave us a heads-up earlier in the week that Noah was getting an award in assembly so we were able to make the effort and work around our work days to be there. The junior syndicate took the whole assembly and it was great to see Noah singing his heart out up on stage with his classmates.

And to see him confidently walk up and shake the Principal's hand and stand on stage as the first name called out of the group receiving awards, well...pinch me, is this the same shy boy that we were worried about at the beginning of the year?

Settling In
And if this mama's heart wasn't already bursting after attending assembly, then when we got a letter in the post this afternoon from the Principal about how well he has settled in together with a glowing Beginning Report from his teacher, well it was all a bit much for me (in a good way of course!).

Here's a few excerpts:

Noah is a confident speaker. He enjoys sharing his ideas and experiences with others, especially adults. Noah is confident to ask interesting and sensible questions related to class discussions.

Noah has made excellent progress in reading. He is quickly learning new sight words and can locate these in the text. He is learning to self-correct so that he reads for meaning. He likes to share his ideas and thoughts about the texts he has read.

Noah takes a lot of care and pride in his writing work which is very neat. Noah has a solid understanding of the alphabet and related sounds. He is confident to apply this knowledge independently when writing a story. Noah always has an original and interesting topic that he is keen to write about.

Noah is working on developing his mathematical knowledge, and is learning different ways of joining and separating sets up to 10 using equipment. He is very good at rechecking his answers to make sure that he has it right. This is an excellent skill Noah.

Noah has settled extremely well to school. He is extremely polite and thoughtful. Noah is very independent and will try new tasks with a positive 'can do' attitude.  He has easily and quickly made new friendships at school. Noah is considerate towards others and understands the importance of waiting his turn in games and accepting ideas that may differ from his own.

Noah is a sensitive pupil who thrives on praise, encouragement and one-to-one attention. He has a great sense of humour and likes to have a joke. Noah is trying really hard with all his school work and this has resulted in fantastic progress in all areas. Noah is a pleasure to have in our class. Keep up the great effort with all your work Noah. You have had a wonderful start to school.

Love You's
And a loving post wouldn't be complete without an 'I love you' or two, right? This week Mylo started saying 'Love you Mummy' 'Love you Daddy' in return to ours.......

And yes my heart is pretty much one big melted puddle of love on the floor right now.

Hope you have found plenty of loving in your world this week. Link up with other lovelies here:

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