Singing – Thurs 10th July 2014 #WOTW

By | July 10, 2014

This week has rushed by again, with Proms performances in D’s school, an introductory meeting for upcoming year 7’s in T’s secondary school from September, the various after school clubs and just generally dashing around that occurs.

But, to sum up our week in one word, it would have to be:


And here’s why:

Monday saw the first Proms Performance by D’s class which was fantastic. D’s school has a week-long Proms annually with every class performing once or twice, either playing an instrument or singing. Local schools are also invited in to perform and it’s a chance for mainstream pupils to experience a SN environment, which is can only be a good thing for acceptance and tolerance of physical and “invisible” disabilities.

This was D singing her solo verse of “There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”:


Fantastic when you consider that in mainstream D could not participate in any assemblies or productions and sometimes couldn’t even enter a classroom environment.

Today saw another performance too, three classes singing Price Tag by Jessie J. Something that D has been singing at home for weeks, which shows how much preparation has gone into today. I’m not able to share the video I took but…below is D singing Price Tag at home.

She loves singing and occasionally when she’s “zoned out”, I’ll sing what I’d like to say/ask her and she’ll giggle and answer, it always works!

I like a bit of a song too, my walk back after dropping T then D off and vice versa in the afternoon is through here:



And it’s then that the ear worms get put in and a song is played. Occasionally I’ll sing along (if there’s no one around, I’m chicken like that) and it’s quite a freeeeeeeee feeling!

So, that’s my week in a word, what would be yours?

The Reading Residence


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Redpeffer on 11th July 2014 at 6:42 am.

Funnily enough I could have said singing too as my eldest is singing in her school choir. D is doing so brilliantly and you must be so proud of her. Singing is such a great, happy word 🙂


Jeannette on 11th July 2014 at 12:29 pm.

Thanks Ioona, I did think that too when I read your post. Proms week in D’s school is always just amazing, so proud of everyone who gets up and joins in 🙂


Merlinda Little on 11th July 2014 at 7:16 am.

Amazing! I am sorry that my laptop doesnt support your video so I didnt see her sing but this act is so amazing! You must be very proud =) #wotw


Jeannette on 11th July 2014 at 12:30 pm.

Very fit-to-bursting proud! Thanks 🙂


LifeWithAsd on 11th July 2014 at 12:22 pm.

Price tag is one of the songs my little Skye knows all the words to 🙂 I think its the catchy music that drew her to it. Lovely singing 🙂 #WotW


Jeannette on 11th July 2014 at 12:31 pm.

Thanks. Mandy, there were a lot of people singing along yesterday in he audience, it was lovely. Your Skye must sound just brill singing along 🙂


Anne on 11th July 2014 at 2:51 pm.

Well done to D, a star in the making 🙂


Jeannette on 13th July 2014 at 3:16 pm.

Thank you, she loves singing 🙂


Kim Carberry on 11th July 2014 at 6:30 pm.

What a wonderful word!! Well done D!


Jeannette on 13th July 2014 at 3:17 pm.

Thanks Kim 🙂


Mhairi Little Hands on 12th July 2014 at 10:28 am.

Well done D. Lovely word to sum up a week. #WotW


Jeannette on 13th July 2014 at 3:17 pm.

Thank you, it’s definitely been a good one 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 16th July 2014 at 10:14 am.

A lovely word for your week. I did love the enthusiasm and little wiggle D put in for the ch-ching and ba-bling, too! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:07 pm.

Thanks J, she did enjoy doing her little wiggle bit, my little star!


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