October 12, 2010

flowers, fab finds and what you can create with me next month





my boy JD is stuggling at school, he's in grade one and is having the hardest time learning to read, he sees a kiddy shrink at the moment who is testing him for ADHD and dislexia, that's all good...expensive but atleast we are getting some help. I have to say that I am really disappointed in the education system over here as he went through preschool and kindy and at the end of both years his reports all said he was doing well. It was only this year when he was beginning to get home work that we pick up on the massiveness of his "problem". Now I do volunteer work once a week in his class to observe how much help he gets...I don't blame the teacher at all...I totally blame the over crowding of the classes because there are so many kids missing out on the help they need. SHAME ON YOU EDUCATION DEPARTMENT!!! Our kids are our future...and for some...the future is not bright.
ok enough of my ranting...yesterday when we were at the kiddy shrink office JD (6) decided that he would like to buy me some flowers because I am a "beautiful mummy" and I make him happy. So after the appointment we went to the florist down stairs and they had baskets and baskets of old stock silk flowers for $1 for a grocery bag full!!! Anyhoo I spent a whole $7...which included some stuff that JD just "had to have for art".
My bunch of flowers had a few sprigs of Geraldton Wax...made me think of my home state and my family over there.
The divine dragonfly is the make and take you can make with me next month at the Penrith show, come see me at stand #50 Creative Era are puting up with me :)

4 comments:

Peggy Alborn said...

Linda, I really feel for you with your son - as a teacher, I know it is really hard to get kids the help they need! You are doing the right thing, though, because a lot of parents just want to blame others and not take steps to see if they can help their child in any way outside the school. Guess it's our psychological background that makes us look that deep.....

Lottie said...

Wish I lived in Oz - just to come to your workshops!

Anonymous said...

It's ok to just get it off your chest. Hang in there it does get better. Primary and high school were torture for my son he didn't get a diagnosis until early high school. So many years of feeling bad that school was just so hard for him. Now he has an apprenticeship loves his job and the older guys look out for him and all we hear is praise for the good work he does. It gets better and better with a few ups and downs. Enough of my rant ... love your blog and wonderful creative spirit. So looking forward to seeing what you create at Penrith. Sandra

Nicky P said...

I loved your flower brooch at Paperific, maybe I should come to Sydney to do your dragonfly!