Saturday, 19 July 2014

Word of the Week

A bit late with my Word of the Week post, but never mind - this week it's all about

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leave 1   (lv)
v. left (lft)leav·ingleaves
1. To go out of or away from: not allowed to leave the room.
a. To go without taking or removing: left my book on the bus.
b. To omit or exclude: left out the funniest part of the story.
3. To have as a result, consequence, or remainder: The car left a trail of exhaust fumes. Two from eight leaves six.
4. To cause or allow to be or remain in a specified state: left the lights on.
a. To have remaining after death: left a young son.
b. To bequeath: left her money to charity.
6. To give over to another to control or act on: Leave all the details to us.
a. To abandon or forsake: leave home; left her husband.
b. To remove oneself from association with or participation in: left the navy for civilian life.
a. To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence: He left a note for you. Leave your name and address.
b. To cause or permit to be or remain: left myself plenty of time.
9. Nonstandard To allow or permit; let.
To set out or depart; go: When can you leave?
Phrasal Verbs:
leave /let alone
To refrain from disturbing or interfering.
leave off
1. To stop; cease.
2. To stop doing or using.
leave no stone unturned
To make every possible effort.

sourced here

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So Noah is leaving.
Leaving drawers and topic books.
Leaving pegs with your name on.
Leaving weekly spelling tests.
Leaving reading schemes with different coloured stickers on the spines.
Leaving a school where, if you're lucky, you will have earned your 'pen licence' and no longer have to write in pencil.
Leaving people you've known since you were four.
Leaving a place where you're the big fish.

Maybe it's more helpful to look at it the other way around - instead of leaving one school, beginning at another.  Moving on, growing up.

Leaving is definitely the word of this week though - and not just because he left his pe kit hanging on that peg, with his name on a sticker next to it.

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The Reading Residence

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  1. Oh, big changes! My daughter left preschool yesterday, which did make her sad. We didn't leave anything behind, though ;-) I hope Noah's not too upset, and that he can look forward to his new school x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thanks Jocelyn - apart from an 'in the middle of it and it's all too much' wobble I think he's okay - I'm not sure it has actually sunk in properly yet though, that might come with trying on the new uniform (including a the and blazer) or even when he walks in that first day, but we'll see I guess! One thing I do know for certain is that I'm more annoyed with the left behind pe stuff - it's actually not the clothes but the bag itself, which was made from his choice of fabric in the style he wanted, and took me five hours. I know it might not sound like a big deal, but it was my five hours, you know?!
      Take care Jocelyn,
      L x

  2. My son is a bit too young to understand that next school year he will not be able to see his best friends because he will start a new school and them will stay. But when he start school without them I know he will feel pain. Leaving is such an emotional word. I think its bittersweet. #wotw

    1. I think that's exactly right - there are two real clear sides, and I guess the way it feels depends on which did of the fence you're on at that second! I hope your little boy will be okay - sometimes they surprise us with what they do and don't understand!
      Thanks sweetie
      L x


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