So today has been one of those days where Isaac hasn’t really wanted to do much.
Although he did blitz through the maths assignments for this week (it was only multiplying by 10 and 100) when it came to practising his tables he wanted to do the bare minimum. Now in fairness to him, his teacher had only set them to practice 3s and 4s this week – but Isaac is confident on his tables up to 11s…so no real challenge.
It came to a head on our daily walk where, in his usual way, he was trying to get out of doing something by making stuff up. Today’s avoidance strategy was basically saying that he didn’t want to learn more than the teacher had set as it would be unfair on his friends if he learnt more than them. Reasoning and cajoling didn’t work so we got into a long rambling discussion on why it’s important to push yourself, everyday…
Which distilled down to 3 lessons:-
- Never give up on something (perseverance)
- Always aim to be better than you were the day before
- Don’t compare yourself to others
I kind of think I might turn these into separate posts with more detail and other bits….but for now that’s what we covered…
Covid-19 Symptom Check
We’re still persevering through it all