Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wiggles starts school

Wiggles has been dying to go to school for the last few months and the day finally arrived on 24th Mar. In preparation she had already got a new school bag and water bottle. Thankfully, neither was pink. She chose a blue elephant design bag and a green water bottle. After the incredibly painful "pink"phase with Squiggles I don't think I could have taken more of that!

The 1st day was just a half an hour orientation with me present. She was quiet and didn't really interact much with the teacher. But she was excited by the playground. There is an elephant slide there which thrilled her little heart with delight. The next day was another half an hour session with me present but she was comfortable with me sitting outside the classroom. At the end of the half hour she didn't want to leave so that was good!

The next day was the big day where I had to leave her for 2 hours. Whilst the night before she claimed she didn't want to go to school, she was more than happy to get up and get ready in the morning. I went to drop her off. As she was entering her class I told her to say hello to everyone and she said in the cutest way possible "Hello Everybody"! Of course the other little kids didn't even respond!

When I went to pick her up she didn't really want to come home (she had a short day whilst the rest of the kids continued with their day). On day 4, she went for the full 3 hours and when I picked her up she was very happy but could have stayed longer. She rushed to the playground and made friends with another little girl who she had never met before. That's Wiggles for you - ever smiling and super friendly.

On day 5, we put her on the school bus. Later her teacher told me she cried when she reached the classroom as her teacher wasn't there. Once she met her teacher she was fine for the rest of the day.

1 comment:

#favoritemaasiever said...

She is SO me!!! A smiling chatterbox! Yay!! Love it. BTW- I just realized how much I missed your blog. Happy you're back =)