Well year 5 was a bit different thanks to COVID of course. We started the year with the usual information sheet to the admin office and teacher, an explanation to the teacher that if Dane is complaining he’s not trying to just get out of doing some activity, and restocking his lens kit to be kept at the first aid room. After an initial drop requirement, Dane ended up keeping his kit in his school bag so he could quickly administer drops if he needed to. Not ideal from my perspective because what 10 year old boy has clean hands but I had to give him credit for being responsible.
He was excellent with wearing his sunglasses when outside, clear protective glasses for inside PE and his prescription glasses when in the classroom. There are quite a few kids that wear glasses at school so he’s had no dramas with being picked on.
Then we had our little stint of home learning when the schools were shut down. His school didn’t do a lot of work so the computer time increased only slightly.
The big change this year has been Dane’s increasing interest in computer games – bordering on obsession. His time is limited every day but every day he needs to be reminded to put his glasses on. Because he can function quite easily without the glasses he doesn’t always remember to put them on at home. This has just been a case of constant nagging.