How are you? I hope you had a good weekend. This weekend was lovely, the sun was shining (which in itself is unusual!), we had a trip to John Lewis on Saturday and got the car washed yesterday. Nothing exciting, just relaxed.

Yesterday I only had one lesson that wasn’t on zoom, so I walked around there. With the sun shining it felt more like being on holiday than walking to a lesson (except my bag contained Mr Tumble books, felt-tip pens and a couple of Mr Tumble colouring pictures, rather than swimming towels, suntan lotion and a good book…)

A few years back I went to a young lad to support him with basic phonics. We had a fishing game which involved picking up paper fish which had a paperclip attached with a magnet on the end of a piece of string.

This game was a favourite, however, one warm afternoon we did the lesson out in his back garden where it was a bit cooler.

He had his paddling pool out from earlier in the day.

I think you can possibly imagine where this story is going…

Fish belong in water and that’s where they ended up. It’s fair to say it was a very short game as wet paper, soggy fish don’t function well.

We scooped out the soggy fish and paper clips and diverted to drawing letters with water on the patio.

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