Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Granny Parallelograms!



Some of you may know that for my job
I am a teaching assistant in Year 6.

In my opinion, I work in the best school
with the best colleagues
and of course
the BESTEST kids in the world!
('cept for my own of course!)

Some of 'my' kids find some situations tricky...

more so than other kids...

so next week could prove to be quite eventful,
as they are taking SATS
(Standard Assessment Tests)

Anyhow, I doubt the kids read this
(hope not!)
 but I want to wish them lots and lots of luck,
and I think you're all brill!

Fancy having a little test yourself?
How is your MATHS?

Well mine is shocking,
so that is a good enough excuse for my

'Granny Squares'

ending up looking a bit wobbly!
So they are now called

'Granny Quadrilaterals'

Quote:  Quadrilateral just means "four sides"
(quad means four, lateral means side).
Any four-sided shape is a Quadrilateral.
But the sides have to be straight, and it has to be 2-dimensional.

I don't know how you do it girls!
You must have the patience of a saint,
I shall keep plodding on with them though.

But may be a Granny by the time I finish my blanket, hee hee!

Love Claire. x


CraftySmiles said...

Hello. Well done on this ,so far so good. I started my ones but never finished, i just couldn't ,takes to much time and patience-and i don't have the 2nd one at all(ha,ha,ha).
Like your blog it's very nice

Jo said...

My youngest took her ks2 sats tests last year. Thank goodness it's only GCSEs I have to look forward to now. I believe many schools are boycotting the sats this year.

A Country Girl said...

So glad we don't have sats in y3 where I work! So much pressure, I wish they would be scrapped.

maryannlucy said...

When I join mine together, they just kinda straighten themselves out = good for grannies lol x

Florence and Mary said...

Good luck to everyone taking their SATs!

I still haven't tackled crochet... I'll let you make all the mistakes and then you can let me know how to do it properly ;o)

Victoria xx

Helen said...

hi there well doen they look fien , nought wrong with them ! me been school this morning too , nursery , kids so funny at that age Take care helen xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Your squares look fine to me, I am doing some as well, in the winter I thought it would be nice to do a row of black round each one but now I wish it was cream so am leaving it until I have enough for a blanket and will then decide.
I am old enough to be a granny even though Miss V is only 7. I seem to be the same age as her friends grandparents -- oh no !!
Sue x

VintageVicki said...

So glad that my 2 are passed the SATS stage - was a stressful time for them.

Your squares look great :)

Kissed by an Angel said...

I have to say, I started off well with my crochet, and now it's at a standstill!!! Yours looks really good though!!!

Alijane said...

At least you can crochet, I'm still waiting for someone to teach me. They look fine to my untrained eye.


a mermaids purse said...

good luck for the kiddies doing sats!- dont really get all this test taking really!...i hated exams and never revised cos i just couldnt concentrate on 5 different subjects at once- i think if your arty, well in my case its true, your academic side suffers- wasnt very good at maths! your crocheted squares- i always buy things when they're not so perfect!
its abit like organic produce its always in quirky funny shapes- meaning natural noooooo chemicals in the making!- id rather have a wonky spud than one filled with nasties!- even if it costs me the earth hehe ;0)my little rant hehex
lovely blog!x

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Claire

So many tests and exams these days - can't believe my eldest is 16 now and doing GCSE's!

I really want to learn crochet but I keep finding lovely blankets at charity shops - which doesn't help

Loved your last post made me lol. My husband loves to tell me I'm not practical (what a cheek) - I now have a bright pink tool bag, and pink tools, just so he wont be tempted to walk off with them!

Hope you and the boys are enjoying life


Emma said...

Oh come on Claire, tell the truth you made some poor old women knit them up for you, didnt you?
Oh alright it's because I am jelous that I can't do it!!!!

vintage mum said...

I have just left school and the ducks were being put in a carrier to go back to the farm, it was really sad we have had them in our classroom all the time. We have got used to their calling out all the right answers : )
of course they had to put their wing up first.
Have you tried crocheting a heart? I have really struggled and given up.
Cate x

MelMel said...

I'll bring you one when we meet for that coffee....lets get SATS and I've got OFSTED when that all all died down, lets get together!xxx