When your son goes off to a debating competition and texts to say it was going well until his team realised that speaking for the opposing team was ... Malala who proceeded to interrupt their argument with "points of information" that were quite ferocious in their vehemence. They lost but not before the headteacher got Malala's autograph 'for his daughter'.
In other news, a translation competition for eldest and a trumpet exam. got the youngest, and (very good) reports all around.
I love it when children who find school work really tricky are rewarded for their efforts with success. Happened today in Y5 when several of the 'low ability' children did a brilliant job of describing a monster in Spanish and hardly made a mistake because they listened to my advice and followed it, using the chart as instructed.
Proud Mummy moment. Jude not only played in three of the six bands/ensembles in tonight's concert at the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham but also had a solo. The concert was in memory of his music teacher at Plantsbrook who died last year and I know he would have been a proud of Jude too.
Sad to say goodbye to Rous and Martita but smiled when I discovered that not only is there an article in the Tlaxcala paper about my colleague and I visiting but also a picture that describes us as 'distinguished teachers' :)
Rous and Martha arriving from Mexico made me smile broadly. As did the subsequent 'how fast can you complete the Mexican states jigsaw' competition between the boys and our visitors. Isaac reigned supreme! And my apple crumble was a hit which, as a reluctant and not very skilled cook, pleased me no end!