Is it first day of school already? Starting school is a major milestone for every kids and yet it can potentially be a tricky transition for them too. Others embrace it with great enthusiasm while others dread the inevitable challenge.
Where did the 6 weeks of school holidays go? I can’t believe the weeks just flew by with so much haste. Here in Scotland, school already began last week. School here finished off early, consequently, they also resume early.
I have to say, I’m not overly anxious with my kids starting school. I’m always confident they settle in pretty well. I’m optimistic that way purely because I find my kids relatively bold, sociable and can adapt easily to varied situations. I think that personality of them comes down to their exposure with other kids and other people whilst at childminders’. Thus, conquering this type of school fear is already half the battle won.
Reimer’s First Day in Primary 2
Reimer started Primary 2 last Tuesday. He was already very excited few days then. He kept counting how many sleeps to go before he goes back to school again because he missed his school friends.
Tuesday morning when he woke up around 7am, he got dressed straight away. School doesn’t start til 9am where he waited patiently for 2 hours for the most anticipated first day of school.
We arrived school 2 minutes before the bell rang, but the school grounds were already very busy. School kids were eagerly in queue getting themselves ready to go in. Reimer got a little worried as he thought he was late but I reassured him that he wasn’t. It was my fault for not leaving a little early from home that day. As soon as the bell rang, his new Teacher went out and greeted everyone. I can see Reimer’s enthusiastic face when he saw his Teacher. I think it’s safe to say that he was well prepared for Primary 2.
Ruby’s First Day in Pre-school
While Reimer has been settling well in school. Ruby on the other hand started pre-school last Wednesday, the day after Reimer’s first day. She is on the afternoon session. Despite of that, she was already dressed for school early morning same time as Reimer that day. She was as excited as him I guess. I dropped her off to childminder as I went to work first for a short while.
When I finished work and collected her at childminder. The long wait was finally over. I was glad the wait didn’t put her off as I can still see the same amount of enthusiasm in her face as that morning. I must admit, I’m a little wistful staring at her. How did she grow up that fast? Wasn’t she just a baby yesterday?
She went in without any signs of hesitation or whatsoever, she even bid farewell to me as she thought I’ll be leaving her there alone. Teachers came and asked her name and she confidently said “Ruby”.
Her first day at pre-school was only one hour where I stayed with her for the entire session. This gave me an opportunity to play with her and observe her play whilst in Nursery.
She then helped herself with activities. Here’s a few photos I took on her first day:
The first day of school was like a walk in the park. There was no fuss, no tears, no fears and no hesitation manifested by both kids. Instead it was full of excitement, eagerness, confidence and high spirits. Needless to say, our home was filled with zest that day.
Upon writing this post, they are already in their second week in school. So far, they have been enjoying it since from the start. Fingers crossed their appreciation of school will remain the same until the end of school year.
How’s your kids’ first day of school? Were they also excited and confident? Did they settle well?
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