First day of school 2016

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.

Reimer's First day in Primary 2
Reimer’s First day in Primary 2

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.

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Ruby’s first day of Pre-school.

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:

Pretend play
Pretend play
Had fun with play dough.
Had fun with play dough.
Made a masterpiece.
Made a masterpiece.

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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46 thoughts on “First day of school 2016

  • Sounds like they both did very well onot their first day. They look adorable in their uniforms #bestandworst

  • What lovely and confident children! You are lucky that they are so eager to go to school. And they are so cute too! #bestandworst

  • Oh I do hope Alfie settles in ok, reading this gives me hope but still an anxious time for such a big step, eek. Thanks for linking up honey #bestandworst

    • ReimerandRuby

      Fingers crossed he would settle in well. Good luck. Thank you for commenting.

  • Wow it was a week of big firsts for your two. They both coped so well, you must have been very proud. Hope its still going well #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      They’re doing amazing til now, hope it continues though. Thank you for commenting.

  • It’s great that both kids were excited by going back to school and their bold, confident character traits are testament to your parenting. All good!! Enjoyed ready, my boy starts nursery on Monday!

    #BinkyLinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hope your little boy will settle in well at Nursery too. Good luck. Thank you for commenting.

  • Aww I’m so glad your 1st week back was a good one! I love new uniform photos! Mia starts Preschool on weds for 4 mornings a week and although I will be happy she has more routine to her day, I’m anxious about her going off so much as we are normally together all the time! It will be a great ‘practice’ for her starting school next year 🙂

    #binkylinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love new uniform photos too, and first day of school photos as well is a must, lol. Hope Mia settles in well. Good luck. Thanks for commenting.

  • They look adorable and very prepared!

  • Happy new term to your little two. O doesn’t start reception for a few more weeks, but I’m looking forward it. Probably more than him! #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      Sometimes we miss them going to school but it’s good for them though. Hope O settles in well. Thank you for commenting.

  • BB was so excited and confident and hasn’t looked back since which is such a relief! #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      It makes a difference when you see excitement and confidence in them, makes us less anxious at them starting school, aren’t we? Thank you for commenting.

  • Ah bless they look so cute and grown up! You have a brilliant attitude; so laid back and it obviously rubs off on them. So glad they loved their first day and all went so well! xx #binkylinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you. I think you’re right, they inherited some of my character, lol. Thank you for commenting.

  • Looks like pre-school was lots of fun and got son looks so happy and grown up in his uniform! Hope they had a great time! #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      I assumed they had a fab time at school as Ruby doesn’t anymore want to go home, lol. Thanks for commenting.

  • Nige Higgins

    The twins start Tuesday and I am dreading it. Sounds like they were fine it’s a tough for parents let alone children lol
    Fab post #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      I’m glad to hear that your twins are fine in school, at least that’s a big relief for parents. Thank you for commenting.

  • Our girls start school full time next week, after 9 months of part time (two hours a day) nursery. I’m nervous as they’re still so little and I know they’re going to be exhausted at the end of the week. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      I know how you feel, we worry too much but end the end, our kids are loving it and are absolutely fine. Thank you for commenting.

  • I won’t know this for a long time yet as I am planning to home-school my two boys, at the moment they are nearly 3 and nearly 1. They look lovely in their uniforms aww #binkylinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      Homeschooling is also a good option. Hope they’ll enjoy it too. Good luck! Thank you for commenting.

  • I hope they enjoyed their return to school! I know that it can be dreading for some kids but it looks like your little ones did really well. You girl looks particularly serious! I can’t wait for my Baba to start school too! #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      They absolutely love to back in school… my little girl doesn’t even want to go home every time I’ll collect her, lol. Thank you for commenting.

  • It’s such an emotional time, isn’t it?! My big little guy starts pre-school part time on Tuesday and is so excited! I’m sure he’ll be fine but I know I will be a blubbering mess dropping him off #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      I know how it feels, it’s a bittersweet moment for us mums when our little ones goes to school. Thank you for commenting.

  • Ruby looks like she’s having a great time – seems like she’s been there forever! It’s not such a worry with the older ones, but I guess we always worry about our ‘baby’ going to school for the first time. Mine are now in year 4 and 5, so I have no qualms at all, until the big leap to Secondary school of course! Glad your kids are so happy and confident, it really helps to know their days are going well, doesn’t it? #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, when you know that kids are happy and enjoying school, it makes us less worried and happy for them too. Thank you for commenting.

  • They both look very happy to be at school/ preschool.

  • Nige Higgins

    Already commented Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

  • Ah they look fab in their uniforms! Glad they had a good day. #justanotherlinky

  • So glad they enjoyed school for you – adorable photos.
    My girls have loved it so far! Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      It makes so much difference for us mums if our kids are loving the school, isn’t it? Thank you for commenting.

  • You have such cute children 🙂 Glad they had good days. Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix, hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Stevie x

  • Wow! You and your kids have handled it very well. I am so pleased for you. Ethan just started his Year 1 last week and Evelyn started for nursery last Monday. Ethan was a little nervous and Evelyn – I heard that she cried for a little while after I left. :'( But they are both enjoying school so far so good. Ruby is looking right at home at her nursery. Well done Reimer and Ruby! 🙂 xx

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      Awww poor Evelyn, I think she misses mummy but at least they both still enjoyed school time. Well done to Ethan and Evelyn too. Thank you for commenting.

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