It's no different this year either. I've said goodbye to some of our pupils, as they've gone off to Secondary School or no longer need a private tutor any more, and said hello to the new children who've arrived. They also take a few lessons to settle down and start to become confident. I love it when they do so that I can tailor the lessons to their interests. I also adore it when they start to interact with each other.
We have a Weekly Wonder that I post on the wall each week, as well as Twitter and Facebook, which all the students contribute to, with me adding any responses from social media. The children simply love to read what everyone else has written and feel that they know each other - even when they've never met. There's one response they all look out for and they're disappointed if there's no post yet - @LorriMR from Twitter is always guaranteed to get them smiling.
The Weekly Wonder is great for so many reasons. Not only does it get the children thinking but they feel part of a community. It's also a great way to get them talking and discussing, both with each other and with their families. All too often when parents ask their children what they did at school they get a shrug or, "I can't remember." but this regular activity means they know and look forward to it, discussing it with their families, who often join in too.
If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you too can join in with our Weekly Wonder and become a part of our Daisy Education community. I look forward to hearing from some of you and reading your contributions!