May ’18 already- School life

How quick is this year going. Please slow down. I want to enjoy my time with my kids while they are young. Does anyone else feel like time goes by so quickly? I have learned this year to make the most of them. That’s why I make stupid videos with my daughter on YouTube because it’s what she wants to do and we have such a laugh together. I have asked Josh to join in  but he is not having any of it.

My daughter has had a really good week this week at school I am so proud of her. We have had issues with her in the past ( nothing too bad and the teachers have been on it and so have I) but this week she seems to be a different person. She got star builder in her Lego club and a to top it off a certificate at the end of the week to show what a great friend she has been lately and been listening hard to others. I am so proud of her. she seems to be excelling. WooHoo.

Josh had is Mock results this week. I really struggle not to be negative because Josh is such an intelligent boy. I’m  not just saying that because he is my son but because he has always done well at school. Now his result’s were not great but these were his first exams and he has a whole years until his proper exams. He got an equivalent ( because the grading system has all changed now) to a B in maths which is bloody amazing and just under a C in English and C in one of his science ( he is doing triple science so has 3 exams) This is really good I know and praised him up for this and I am really proud of him but these were his best ones his others were not as good.

It really annoys me because Josh doesn’t do well under pressure (exam conditions) All throughout his school life he has done really well. He just gets it. Why can’t we in this day in age get results from the work they have been doing in the lesson thorughout the years. This way students abilities would show. I have been to Josh’s parents evening and they all show me how well he is doing. I don’t believe these exams are showing his full potential. I may seem a bit biased as he is my son and I want him to do well. But when you have teachers telling you and showing you his work and his grades don’t match that. It is very frustrating and I don’t blame Josh as he can only do what he can do and that is give it all he has. I truly believe they need to sort it out now as it de-motivates students.

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So Bloody proud of these 2