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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Challenge
Life itself is a challenge at the moment don’t you think? This week I’ve decided to highlight some challenges good and bad.
Let’s start with a good one, Captain Tom reached his 100th birthday after shooting to fame with his own challenge. He walked 100 laps of his garden and wanted to raise £1000. He ended up raising more than £37 million*, had a number one single, a new best friend in Michael Ball and several television appearances, what looked like a million birthday cards and a brand new medal for his collection. Well done Captain Tom and I’m pretty sure your birthday yesterday was your best one to date…well worth waiting 100 years for! (*if you read this earlier you may have noticed a missing zero, so I’ve put it in words instead 🙂 )
On a much lower level, my Little Man completed a challenge for a school project and made a video. I filmed him making a healthy meal and he took the film and edited it into a short 20 second clip for a ‘swipe it right’ challenge. He was demonstrating a school value ‘determination’ in that he is determined to eat healthily while in lock down. They are going to put all the videos together to make a longer version. The teachers have already made theirs.
My challenge was a little different, trying to carry on day to day activities with a four day headache. It wasn’t a migraine, so not debilitating, but it certainly was difficult just getting things done. I even had to let the Little Man have a day off his lessons and just watch some BBC Bitesize instead. Thankfully, I am feeling much better now.
I’m so grateful for BBC Bitesize at the moment. They really have stepped up to the challenge of helping our kids stay interested in school work. I teach the Little Man each day with the resources sent by his school, but the older two are having much more difficulties in understanding their work. By logging on to BBC Bitesize it’s given them just enough challenges to start doing their work and I’m sure they won’t fall far behind now.
We’ve also been challenging each other with board games. I’ve played loads with my youngest children, while the older ones are playing computer games. I think it might be time for a Mario Party, or maybe a Mario Kart Challenge. I’m also challenging myself by learning BSL online and when I get the time I will figure out the final moves of finishing the Rubiks Cube. I used to be able to do but it’s been a while. (A very long while)
The final challenge is staying home. I’ve not been out myself, nor have any of my family but Graham and that’s only when really necessary. But, I have heard that people are finding it more difficult to stay at home, there are more cars on the road and more people out on the streets. I just hope they are keeping their distance. This isn’t over yet and no matter how hard it is we need to keep this virus under control. It’s so sad to see the number of people of dying each day. I guess another challenge is figuring out what is really going on, there are so many conspiracies flying around. People need to understand that no matter what, this virus is real and it’s killing people and we need to stay home to stay safe and keep others safe.
My challenge to you is to come up with a word or phrase to describe your week this week and share it with us all.