Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Lovely Things

This week is rushing by in a whirl of busyness (is busyness right or is it business?!) and I am quite exhausted already! We had a staff meeting tonight about developing our new curriculum, where a teacher from another school talked to us about his school's experience. It was inspiring but I have to ask myself, have I got the energy?
Yesterday I had a lovely evening talking dolls, blogging and other things with Deirdra who is on a grand tour of Europe with her very talented husband John. We took her home to where she is staying with friends, and were treated to a small concert from John! Also Deirdra took some lovely photos of my dolls. I want a bigger and better camera so I am saving up! These are two of my favourites. Deirdra and I have done a doll swap, though I will have to be patient waiting to meet her doll!
The second mosaic is two of my favourite moments from Forest School today. Two of the children rushed over to me this morning and said they had a secret. I followed them and they showed me this 'Mummy bird' in her nest. The second half of the picture is Serena's Mum hiding in the nursery garden, to secretly watch her daughter at Forest School. Serena is visually impaired, and her Mum freely admits that she is very over protective-as you would be. She was very worried about Serena doing F.S. but we reassured her. Serena loves it! Jenny, who works with her, showed Mum (who's name escapes me at this second!) some pictures of her there in the last couple of weeks, climbing the steps, running and laughing. Her Mum said to me this morning that the pictures made her cry! It was really touching to hear her talk about it and so this picture makes me smile-and feel good about Forest School too!

13 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Oh Sarah- you are just the person for such a job...sensitive, caring, almost a mind reader! They are fortunate to have you.
Glad the pkg came , by the way...yay.

Boyknitter said...

Ohhhh! Make sure you post when you get your doll! And thank you for your kind words of understanding x

Katrine K said...

Think it`s business, but busyness is a finer word I think!

snoopydog said...

Hooray for Forest School! We have a VI base within our mainstream school and it really is amazing how the children gain in confidence. What a lovely sunny day for you! Ros

frayedattheedge said...

Oh Sarah, what a lovely post - moments like those must make your job so fulfilling! Sorry to disappoint you that they aren't our lambs! Have a great weekend, love Anne

韋于倫成 said...

生、死、窮、達,不易其操。 ..................................................

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a lovely post Sarah. I love it when children have a secret and you get to be the one they share it with.


Thanks for leaving a comment on my "letter X "post. The dolls from Croatia are over 20 years old now,and were brought back by my dad when he went back to visit relatives.

Janine said...

Sarah, good morning (here anyway) I guess good evening through the looking glass for you!

I had to tell you yesterday I found some starts for Cerinthe! Our nursery just got them in for the very first time. It is funny how you showed them and then I wanted them and then there they are planted in my yard! LOL, I do have to laugh! Synchronicity (sp?) is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Dolls and blogs trump curriculum every day in my book!

Vickie said...

Such an understanding person! Mum and daughter are in wonderful hands. Love the dolls too!

Anairam said...

Business - busyness - whatever - we know what you mean! Actually, busyness is a perfectly legitimate noun - and describes your whirlwind week better, I think. I have days like those too ...
Your dolls are magnificent - the right-hand one seems quite mysterious, what thoughts are she hiding behind that veil, I wonder?

Relyn said...

What great photoshop class are you taking? Do tell. Is it online? Is it Susan's? I want to take hers. Do you know about that one?

Deirdra Doan said...

Hi Sarah, I miss you! My doll is sitting in London waiting for me to take her to America! And your doll will follow over the seas to see you soon after.

The photo's of your dolls came out so lovely! I like seeing them on your blog.

I am posting about you today. Been so busy traveling.
oxoox
D