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Hannah is now at playschool full time, which means 9:30 to 3. She is in the nursery class and has ‘pretend homework’, linked to pre-reading skills. I got a sticker for helping her make a shaker. She can play dominoes if you ‘help’ her. She is beginning to make ‘representational’ art; so far we’ve had ‘bouncy balls’, quite a lot of paddling pools and ‘a bus’. The bus was vaguely bus-shaped, with obvious wheel, and looks quite good, if you know it’s a bus.
Sam has joined the Beavers, which he likes, and has lost his first tooth, and spent his first ‘tooth fairy money’. He does not yet get pocket money; this is his first proper taste of fiscal independence. He now has more homework. He has two reading books a week, and a list of eight or ten words to learn to spell for a weekly test (we look at the words on two separate days), and now he also has a special ‘homework’ book, with language, number and science exercises, of which two pages a week. He enjoys dominoes too, also Mousetrap, and we should try more games more often. He also has ‘inherited’ my brother’s real child-size carpentry tools, and has made a simple boat with some help.