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As part of our work on adaptation and evolution for Science Week, the kids needed to learn about and research different habitats and the particular advantages some animals have over others in these habitats. We were moving towards designing our own version of the beautiful ‘Remarkable Animals’ book by Tony Meeuwissen.

The kids were interested enough in the topic, and liked the concept of having to design their own animal that was perfectly suited to whichever habitat I gave them. I didn’t get the chance to teach them in the afternoons as I was doing other schooly tasks, and then I was given a strange pile of work this morning.

It was categorically not the fault of the cover teachers – my children know exactly what the expectations are, and that is the problem really. I only really recently how low my expectations are, in some areas. In terms of…

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