Project Happy

Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 241-250

Half term and the first week back at school seems to have flown by – I can’t believe we’re already a third of the way through November.  It feels like we’re hurtling towards Christmas at full speed ahead and these next few weeks are so busy that I have a feeling it’s going to be…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 231-240

Gosh it has felt like a long old start to the school year.  Seven and a half weeks of adjusting to our new routine and we’ve finally made it to the much-needed half term break.  We’re keeping it slow and enjoying our Autumn traditions which, after the busy-ness of school life in recent weeks, I…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 221-230

I’m going to admit that I struggled this week. Everyone is tired, there is a lot of bickering and stomping around the house going on, and none of us can wait for half term to arrive. Finding tiny pockets of joy in the everyday juggle felt hard. But, I did it. And that’s what matters.

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 211-220

The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment.  Someone told me the other day that it’s only about ten weeks until Christmas and I just can’t wrap my head around that.  We’ve only just had summer! It’s been busy as usual – school and work and life.  Decision-making and family stuff and never…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 201-210

It’s been a very ordinary few weeks.  Barely any adventures and mostly just keeping our heads down and getting on with all things work and school related.  Even so, this project continues to prove to me time and time again that in the midst of all the ‘normal’ life there is so much beauty and…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 191-200

Somehow we are three-quarters of the way through September already.  Autumn has most definitely set in and we’ve pretty much settled into our new school routine now I think.  It’s not been a gentle start to the term though with homework and spellings and times tables galore, sports event and after school club permission slips…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 181-190

These last couple of weeks have been a bit tougher than I anticipated, with the end of the summer holidays and the transition back to school. We’ve all had to get used to earlier mornings, a new routine and dealing with all the changes that come with the new school term.  I think we’ve finally…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 171-180

This edition of Project Happy is all about the final stretch of the six week holidays, the last of the summer sunshine and doing our best to squeeze in as many simple, memory-making opportunities as possible before school starts back up again next week.  Reflecting on our time together, making plans for the coming season…

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 161-170

This second half of the summer holidays seems to be speeding up the closer we get to going back to school.  The days are slow but the weeks are beginning to race by.  This week there has been baking and biking and blackberry picking and board games, plus our ‘big day out’ for the summer….

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Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 151-160

We’re halfway through the summer holidays now and it’s been a relatively simple couple of weeks with a mixture of work days, quiet days and adventure days.  It’s hard to believe that in just three short weeks time the girls will be going back to school and a whole new chapter will be starting. As…

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