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Let's sit in the garden at the G&C this week (11/7/14)

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PolterGoose Fri 11-Jul-14 15:08:56

Thought I'd open up tonight smile

Had another secondary visit this afternoon, was lovely, ds is going to be fine.

PolterGoose Fri 11-Jul-14 15:12:09


NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 11-Jul-14 15:19:22

That looks inviting Polter. Glad transition day went well.

Had a meeting today with CAMHS and adult mental health about ds's transition. It went quite well on the whole. Ds did a brilliant job of advocating for himself - I was proud of him.

It seems they have good strategies in place to allow me to continue to be involved if that is what ds wants which it is.

We will have to see how the reality pans out but I feel better about the transition than I did.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Fri 11-Jul-14 15:20:32

oooooh very nice! grin

Up and down week here, but really more up thankfully. I've made some inroads into ds1's obsession with the ipad and tablet, although not huge but I'm working slowly on pulling him away from it and getting him doing other things. I've also set before school as "video game discussion free" time. grin Now that is a struggle for him, as he really does talk about it all the time. Gentle reminders is at least cutting it down a little bit.

My wallpaper is going up this coming week, so I'm just going to relax this weekend and daydream about how nice my living room is going to look next week. grin And possibly do a few minor DIY things and a few sewing things (for decoration).

I'm looking forward to the summer holidays. Yes, more hours with very active and energetic (and loud) dcs, but no school runs and we're implementing a "schedule change up" to some extent to try and get the dcs a bit more flexible. Fingers crossed it works.

Hope everyone is doing well.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Fri 11-Jul-14 15:22:13

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NHMW good to hear your meeting went well. Transitions are always so nerve wracking, aren't they? It's good that they are prepared and want your input.

Oooh, lovely!

Can I make a suggestion?

I've seen on other threads that people lurk here but aren't really sure if they should post.

To ensure it doesn't seem like clique could we try and put in our opening message each week, a welcome to anyone new who would like to post!?

PolterGoose Fri 11-Jul-14 15:43:10

Good idea Star smile

To any lurkers this is the MNSN virtual pub, open 24/7 and a new one opens each week. Its for chatting, ranting, moaning, weeping, laughing and celebrating. Don't feel you need to keep up, just leap in, nobody minds. And do not worry about changing the subject, seriously, just post something smile

AtYourCervix Fri 11-Jul-14 15:48:46

Hello all. wine [gin] brew cake

I'm in the garden. ALONE!!!!!

PolterGoose Fri 11-Jul-14 15:50:31

I've done a link from SN Children too.

Has everyone noticed that the stickied thread about the organisation of the SN boards has disappeared? I'm guessing, yet again, MN aren't going to change anything... so people will continue to miss out because they post on the barely used boards. Also, while I'm on the subject, has anyone also noticed that the people who were keen on a SN Chat board, ie one where threads weren't permanent, don't appear to actually post anymore?

offtoseethewizard64 Fri 11-Jul-14 15:50:48

That looks lovely polter. Can't join you all in the garden tonight though as it is DD's Leavers Ball smile. She leaves school next week after 17 years at the same SN school. Just a shame the evening will be soured slightly by the fact that DDs college funding was refused by the LA and we are still waiting to hear if she will get funding from elsewhere. Her 2 class mates who are also leaving are in a similar position. So much for Transition Planning from age 14 hmm

She'll be home in 20 mins and it will be a rush to get her glammed up for her big night. Parents are invited too so I shall be donning the waterproof mascara as it will be an emotional evening. Was lovely to get a text from her teacher this morning asking what colour I would like them to paint her nails for tonight - so they've obviously been having a build up for the today.

Have a good weekend everyone

I worry that because chat exists and comes up on active, people don't find out about SN Children, so that seems a bit like a secret society for only those in the know.

zzzzz Fri 11-Jul-14 16:14:09

I come with BBQ enhancements. grin

As for the boards etc. I am enjoying the lull between the "MNSN boards aren't what they used to be" messages. I think chat and children is enough, but I do think children is "less" since we got chat, and that "chat" isn't that brilliant. confused

I am in a brilliant mood. Who knows why? Ds is being very trying.

OneInEight Fri 11-Jul-14 16:15:32

Am one of the ones who reads but usually fails abysmally to keep up.

ds1 had great week. Fantastic report and parents evening - expect there will be tears next Thursday when he leaves --except for his of course--although he has agreed that the final target on his IEP should be to give his TA a hug! He is off on a last minute residential with school this weekend - brave school - so hope he has fun.

ds2 finally, finally, finally seems to be settling down at his new school (am hoping it is not just holidays in sight) and has gone off nicely all week & has not told me any horrific tales of evil doing whilst at school for a change. There will be a new HT in September so am hoping they will be as good as the old one. He is even consenting to going out sometimes at the weekends so definitely good progress.

marshmallowSqueeze Fri 11-Jul-14 16:18:54

Afternoon wine

PolterGoose Fri 11-Jul-14 16:33:34

Yum zzzzz

I'm already unable to keep up, head is still spinning from how fantastic ds's new school is, it's so easy, they get it. The Senco has had an OT in to do a days training and ds's needs were discussed, the whole school knows about ds, we were there at lunchtime and for a bit of their sports day and it was fine, as we entered the sen dept a y7 boy who we met briefly before, was having a wobble because of sports day, the Senco was so perfect in how he interacted with the boy I could have cried. And ds noticed how the boy was behaving and saying stuff exactly what ds would say! Which meant he also got to see how flexible the school are, and that if he explains worries etc he will be listened to, amazing. And this isn't an outstanding school, this is a bog standard small town school which is in special measures, the sort of school most parents don't want their kids to go to.

Oh, and especially for anyone who remembers the 'cuntilitre' , ds appears to have got a level 5 in his maths SATs which was not predicted or expected confused

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 11-Jul-14 17:10:40

wow well done on the maths to your ds polter. So glad the school is good.

Wizard hope your dd has a good night. 17 years is a long time.
sad that they couldn't get the funding in place for further education though.

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:12:43

You'd be freezing your tits off and sitting in the rain here grin

I can only speak for myself but I'm not lurking - I just want to be present without having to put on a brave face. Sometimes you don't need to talk but still need to hear others talking iyswim.

zzzzz Fri 11-Jul-14 17:18:59

Would it be awful to say I STILL don't get SATs and they are on their way out confused.
I upset the EdPsych by not being able to give him levels etc for ds1. He asked how I knew where he was, I answered "well I teach him, so I just see what he can do and teach him what he can't". confused. We were talking about KS1 not fucking rocket science. The child is learning to read FFS. I think it was what is politely called a culture clash. grin

zzzzz Fri 11-Jul-14 17:20:44

Ok on an entirely different note, we need new sofas. I can't afford any for a year so I have plenty of time for procrastinating. Has anyone found anything that is ....erm....robust?

AtYourCervix Fri 11-Jul-14 17:23:20

Both DDs have now left school and I still don't understand levels. Maybe because both of them scored so wildly different to predicted and classroom type scores.

Anyway. A cuntilitre of Pimms is called for in celebration for school leavers and good transitions!

AtYourCervix Fri 11-Jul-14 17:24:47

Oh I have news too.

DD1 got her IB results last week. Did beautifully and now has a whole year to have fun in before university.

PolterGoose Fri 11-Jul-14 17:50:43

Well done AYC's dd1, how's dd2?

zzzzz the maths result was such a surprise and I really hope it helps dispel ds's maths aversion, as you know it's been quite a problem... Don't get Laura Ashley sofas, I'm not impressed, I'm getting Ikea next time, partly because everyone I know who's had them raves about them, but also because we will need flat pack type ones to get anything in.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Fri 11-Jul-14 18:05:08

Polter ok, me being incredibly stupid here, but I know nothing about scores on these tests. Is that good? blush (mine are too young for that yet)

zzzzz Fri 11-Jul-14 18:08:44

Why on earth don't they just say a/b/c/d/e/f for each subject??. confused

I'm so glad he did well in maths. Thinking you are bad at maths is the biggest hurdle.

I may have to fix the blasted sofas they are leaking blasted blue foam everywhere and the springs are frankly impertinent!

Schoolsoutforsummer Fri 11-Jul-14 18:08:49

Hello All - I am taking up the invitesmile. I love sitting outside, particularly with a wine.

End of the first week of the holidays here, seven more to go and off on holiday tomorrow.

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