I have now done two days in a row of spending at least an hour's study time on the Diploma every day. Today, when I arrived home from work on the bus, having met Ann in Lidl in Dalry and then walked from there to St Michael's church to get the bus, I reached my folder down from the top of the bookcase, opened the laptop, and dived once again into the modules. Today, I had a good look at the guidelines for the Observational Instrument and broke the back of Module 2. Module 2 is the first of two about reading comprehension lessons.
So, now, the work has to go in two directions: 1) I've got to look further into the art of lesson observation and come up with a rationale for my Instrument project, which I think will be something to do with error correction and gender; and 2) I've got to find a reading passage that I can use for reading comprehension lessons and from which I can cobble together comprehension questions which I will then use in a class and evaluate.
On the domestic front, the house is a bit empty - Hannah is away at Andy's, which is south of Glasgow somewhere - Lanarkshire, a place called Forth. Ella is staying tonight so she has decided to move into Hannah's room. She may claim squatters' rights. Ann is still not fully well - been ill for about 3 weeks. Three weeks of stomach ache, constant discomfort, regular episodes of pain accompanied by sweats and shivers, and taking terrifying amounts of laxatives. Poor Ann - she seems so down. Hopefully she'll get better over the weekend. I'm working tomorrow but she is going to HMP Shotts to visit Stephen with Carrie and the kids.