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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Success!

Mstr A had some friends round to play & have Sunday lunch today. Not only did all three who were invited accept (Even though I did warn the parents to check with their children first as he can be a bit too much for some kids), but they all played for three hours with no shouting, fighting or major structural damage to the house:-) Mstr A had a bit of a tantrum just before lunch, but the others all took it in their stride, and left him alone for 5 minutes, so he got over it and joined in again without problem.

I also heard the nicest thing ever: When Mstr A came downstairs at one point to ask if he could play with his gameboy, and I said no, he had to play non-electronic games today so all his friends could join in, they had come to play with him, L piped up and said "I came to play with you Mstr A because you're my best friend"!

Wow, not only a friend, but a best friend! And a really nice boy at that!

The school has just been OFSTED'd, and received a pretty good report, especially since they have a far higher than average number of pupils from "disadvantaged" backgrounds and pupils with various "problems" there. I was very impressed with the three kids who came round today - all nice, well behaved and "normal" children - in that they behaved in the way, and were interested in the things that I expected 6 year old boys to be. In fact, they were far better/easier than the friends he used to invite from his old school, which had a higher than average number of children from white middle class nuclear families, and as a faith school is being held up as best practise by the Gov't.

All in all, a very sucessful day.

4 Comments:

  • At Monday, December 04, 2006 9:54:00 am, Blogger RCA said…

    Excellent, very satisfying for you and Mstr A

     
  • At Monday, December 04, 2006 9:33:00 pm, Blogger mommyguilt said…

    So nice to hear from you, Mrs. A! Lovely playdate Mstr A had! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

     
  • At Tuesday, December 05, 2006 8:33:00 am, Anonymous ~ Stacy ~ said…

    Awesome! I'm happy for Mstr A, that's great. :)

     
  • At Tuesday, December 05, 2006 7:36:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sounds like a very successful playdate! They do sound like nice kids and their ease at dealing with Mstr A makes me wonder if they might have encountered a previous kid with Aspergers-type problems in their class. I only say that because it's funny how the character of a class can be shaped around children with "issues." My current Year 4 class (I know them very well as I also taught them in Year 2) is a lovely group. In the class there are 1 boy who is statemented for autism, one who has cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus & a few other physical issues, and one girl who is a selective mute. Having grown up with those 3 kids since the nursery, the rest of the class is totally attuned to them. They are so mature and caring and don't bat an eyelid if the autistic boy is having a bad day - even though you might think it would disrupt them. I think it will benefit them in future too when they come across people who are "different" in later life.
    The best part is that my selective mute (after 5 years of hard work by everyone) is finally starting to talk in school! Woohoo!
    Kate

     

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