Tuesday, January 05, 2010

First Two Days Of SchoolS

Morning Session
The day started well as I didn't have any problems waking CE up. I told him it's time to go to school. He didn't get up immediately, but at least he didn't make any fuss. He's usually alright when awoken from his sweet slumber as the magic words were "Let's go kai kai." I hope "school" would continue to be a magic word as well. hehehe

All of us (PaPa, Mommy and jie jie) accompanied him to kindy. The kids lined up at the school compound for assembly while the Principal gave a short speech and introduced their class teachers and the new teachers. The boy was so bored (or didn't know what was happening), he looked here and there, squatted down when everyone was standing, stared at a "friend" (no, not a girl hehehe) standing next to him. They were then brought to their classrooms. He doesn't get the idea of lining up. Doesn't like to stand in line, waiting for others. He'll somehow "stray" away. :D

After awhile, it was snack time. He sat at the bench together with the other students. He was given kuih and a cup of soya bean (that's what he told me). I waited near the canteen and suddenly he appeared in front of me, telling me he wanted to pee. After that, he didn't want to go back to the canteen. Instead he found some toys nearby and sat there playing. When snack time's over, he refused to line up. Luckily he was ok when his teacher held his hand and led him up to the classroom.

The kids were given some toys (building blocks) to play. He was hogging all the blue colours. I pity the girl next to him. He gave her only 1 yellow piece. hahaha Seeing that he was playing happily, I went to join PaPa at the nearby coffee shop for breakfast. Of course I got his permission first. hehehe Anyway, he was left there for only 1 hour. I guess he didn't cause any problems coz the teacher didn't say anything when PaPa fetched him after school.

~ the hogger :D ~

He skipped school today because he's sick. :-( Actually he started having runny nose yesterday morning. Then fever in the afternoon. Luckily his fever didn't come back today. Hopefully after resting at home for a day, he's fit enough to attend school tomorrow. Jie jie is also having runny nose. But since she doesn't have fever, she doesn't get to skip school.

Afternoon Session
~ pose for pictures before leaving home ~

Sent XY to school in the afternoon. The traffic was chaotic, as expected. I didn't even bother to go to the main door. Even around the side door, traffic was crazy and can't find any parking nearby. I brought XY to her classroom first while PaPa went to look for parking. Passed the booklets and forms (which was taken/bought during orientation day) to the class teacher. There was so MANY things to fill up.

She was sitting next to her friend from kindy but the teacher rearranged their seats today so she's no longer sitting next to her "old" friend. PaPa went to check on her during recess time. She's getting RM2 pocket money per day. And she's learning how to use money. She doesn't really understand the concept of change so she doesn't know how much she should get back if she's paid more than what the item costs. Angeline shared with us how to teach pre-schoolers about money. Her self-created lessons are very helpful. I wanted to go through the lessons with XY during the holidays but we are only halfway through Lesson 2. Firstly, I didn't have enough coins. hahaha And secondly, I didn't have enough patience. :p She seems to like the "big" school because she gets to buy food during recess time and bring snacks to eat. Wait till the real lessons begin and the homework starts piling. *nyek nyek nyek*

24 comments:

andrewjune said...

wow, you must be real busy then...attending to both at different time...one in the morning and the other one in the afternoon...
but overall, i thought both did pretty well *clap clap*

both look equally smart in their uniforms :)

Oliveoylz said...

Lucky u, one in morning and the other in afternoon session...if not, have to split yourself into two...hehe. Daddy so nice to take leave to support your kids big day :) In the end you chose Kebangsaan or Chinese sch for XY? Let me guess...looking at the hairstyle must be Chinese sch right? Very suprised, no homework so far...my friend in PG, first day of school...so much hmwork...her boy had to stay up till 10pm to complete and his mummy so stressed...need to guide him!

Priscilla said...

Wow seems like yours are settling in well! Good for you! :)

Cynthia said...

busy busy busy having to send 2 kids to different school ya.. :D and good that XY like big school.. I always find kids are bigger with uniform..

Mummy Gwen said...

First day of school and both XY and CE are doing great. I love to read about kids frist day of schooling..hehe..especially kids Gwen's age. I hope everything goes well ya. :)

Irene said...

ah good news, both doin well in skool. "fong sum" lo... rajin2 la jadi chaffeur ok? hehehehe... gambate mommy :)

ps - CE look so serious, very neat looking, iLike!

Lemonjude said...

CE doing pretty well in school for the first day...see we adult just worried too much...Terry also cannot take the order of line up yet and wandering around when teacher call for other work...anyway just let them be...once they used to it, they will follow and do it..

XY looks so tall in the pic...i'm sure now u busy being driver for 2 different session..more busy for you..

Fussy mum said...

Glad to know both of them adjusted well on the first day of sch. Good for you :) XY looks neat and tidy in her sch uniform. She attends chinese sch?

BabyBooned said...

gosh they look so big. i know i say that a lot but they do. they've grown so much since i first saw them in your blog.

nabeel also started std. one and my sister gave him rm2 also. the first day he didnt spend a single cent. then the 2nd day he bought fries, and gave the worker rm2, and didnt wait for his change at all. he still hasnt fully learned the concept of waiting for your change! well, takes time i guess huh.

2ma said...

good to know that both the kids survived day 1 without much fuss *hehe*

i hope CE is well now, and back to kindie

slavemom said...

Olive, hahaha U guessed wrong. :) She's attending keb sch. If chn sch, it'll be even shorter. I think the hair must be above the ears! :D Still vy relaxed. After 3 days, still no h/w. Time table oso not given yet.

Judy, yeah... still adj to my new schedule -- of going in n out of the hse so many times a day. :D

Fussy mum, she's attending keb sch.

BabyBooned, same here. She doesn't wait for her change. Started tipping at a vy young age? hahaha

2ma, thx! He's back to sch since y'day.

Anggie's Journal said...

Now u b a very busy driver liau ... in and out ... imagine if u have 3 to 4 kids ... ??? BTW, i m glad ur kids doing well and coping very fine !! happy for u ...
As for Jeremy, he is not the first time .... not so worry, worry only he still prefer his 3 yo teacher and classroom, instead of his 4 yo teacher and classroom :( .... Teachers said, he curi out from his 4yo class and join 3yo class .... half way the class ....hihihi
need more time for him to adjust....

Rose said...

What a busy mummy. Glad that your boy is doing fine in his kindy.

jacss said...

wuah...dady has to take leave ahh, must be a big milestones for both kids ehh :D
it must be cute seeing those 1st timer in kindy...breaking all the rules, i can't remember already how mine did those days :)
but but...CE sakit pulak, sigh..glad he's back to school now.

Eh, yr girl certainly doesn't look std 1 hor...so mature lar. surely she'll be taller than u...very soon, blek!! and she has already started to enjoy spending $$... haha. way to go girl...

twin said...

the kids are so grownup now. i remember seeing their picture here. :)

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Wonderful Life said...

Jie Jie looks very tall and doesn't look like std 1 kid leh... she looks like std 2/3.

Hazel said...

happy schooling to bath your kids

twin said...

big oredi.
where is his kindy? so big until they haf their own canteen .. wah.

Dora said...

I think 1st day to school will be a special experience to the kids!

Angeline said...

Thank you for the mention, my dear!
I glad my self-created money lessons helped in a way or two. *wink*

We same leh!! *hi-five*
younger one in the morning, elder one in the afternoon.
*panting*
Very busy hor??!!!

Your boy is awesome, didn't cry! *clap clap clap* Though not very cooperative (don't wanna line up) and not very sharing (only ONE YELLOW BLOCK?!) *huge laugh*, but he didn't give problem!!!

that's the most important thing!
*hooray*

Lovely Mummy said...

some parents may have the situation like you too. one morning and one afternoon. your girl does not look like in std one..wow, having neck-tie on ur boy's school uniform make him look more handsome. :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

XY look so tall in the pic. Does she likes her school uniform?

I must say CE is a good boy during his first day of school altho he was blurred certain times:-)

BoeyJoey said...

Wow, sounds exciting :-). I wonder how will things be for my kids when both start schooling. Right now, the meimei keeps wanting to go to koko's pre-kindy, and koko is so proud that he is schooling :-).