Category Archives: School

The True Test of a Superhero

As I was in the throes of cooking the family’s favourite dinner, a roast, DS1 entered the kitchen backwards, speaking to his siblings in what sounded like a very serious tone.  Busying myself  with turning the roast potatoes and preparing … Continue reading

Posted in Dubai, Homework, Middle East, School, working mum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

A key element of year 2 education is the importance of our environment.  Practically from the first day of term, the children are learning about recycling, how plastic bottles are made, how coke cans are made, and how much energy … Continue reading

Posted in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Big School, Dubai, Homework, Middle East, Parents | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shoes, Shoes, Glorious Shoes

Usually, I would be quite happy to write and talk about shoes but not this time…as they are not my shoes we are talking about! Seriously…what is it with kids and shoes?  They seem to go through them as quick … Continue reading

Posted in Abu Dhabi, Big School, Dubai, Middle East, Parents, School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homework

and I’m talking about mine…not the kids’! DD has just had her assembly.  For that big day, parents were expected to practise their lines with them.  Done.   Not easy, but done.  The end result was fabulous. Next week DS1 has … Continue reading

Posted in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Homework, Parents, School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dinner Menu Boredom

A hungry DH arrived through the door tonight, salivating, thinking about a scrumptious, hearty meal that he hoped awaited him. All I can say is, he was probably smelling the aroma of next door’s cooking on his way up the … Continue reading

Posted in Dubai, Homework, Parents, working mum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday DS1 and DD

WOW…. my first borns….(is that how one describes twins????) turned 7 today…..I am just full of  ‘WOWs’ about this.  I can’t quite believe it.  7 years they have been on this earth, 7 years DH and I have been practising … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Big School, Parents, School, Summer Holidays, Wobbly Teeth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School – Week 3

DH and I are still in a state of shock!  DS2 has settled into school so well….so much better than we anticipated and we are so happy!  DH is still on school drop off duties.  DD and DS1 dump their … Continue reading

Posted in Big School, Dubai, School | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Battle of Wills

So, having had a, how should I best describe it?  Oh yes, a challenging year with DS1’s homework last year, I thought I would pre-empt all future resistance by planning my strategy in advance of the new academic year.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Big School, Dubai, Homework, Middle East, Parents | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

School Run Envy

On the odd occasion that I do the morning drop off at school or nursery, I would often find myself staring dreamily at those Mums dressed in their gym gear, ready to hit the gym once the bell tolled for … Continue reading

Posted in Big School, Dubai, Parents, School, working mum | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chatterboxes

Three days into the new school year and we are slowly getting into the swing of things….DS1 and DD have had no problems settling back into school….though that may change when focus and homework will be required from next week!  … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment