Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Way back and wordful Whensday - back to school is cool
Playing with Angie for Wordful Wednesday...
Today, like for thousands of other kids in South Africa, is back to school day for the Lil Miss. And my, was she excited! Yesterday and the days before she was not excited at all, but this morning, as we walked up the school's driveway, she was so happy to be back. Then, she got to her class and the thrill of being in the biggest class (the Lions nogals!) was great. She waved me away casually and jumped right into playing with some old friends. She was so happy to see Teacher Karen again!
I need to do a bit of explaining about our choices in terms of schools. As she is an early January baby, we have the option of sending her to school "early" - in the year she turns 6 and not 7 as per usual. This will mean that she will be the youngest in her class. And that means that she has to do grade 0 (I think the US calls in Kindergarten - the final preparation year before real school), this year. She has been on target for that for a long time - in fact, her maths is already on that level thanks to the school's excellent maths program. But we have decided to keep her back - to give her the option to mature emotionally and the school has supported our decision. Hence, she will be doing a modified grade 0 this year in her little Catholic school in English (great to be in a small school that can handle these specifics), and next year we will move her to the Afrikaans school to do her grade 0 there. The decision to send her to an Afrikaans school has been well thought over and it is truly, in our area, what we believe to be the school best suited for her needs (and my dropping off etc. in the mornings). What we like is that she will have the option to do grades 5,6 and 7 with English first language and Afrikaans first language, which should suit our bilingual princess well.
Had to put this picture in - The Boys and Lucy, waiting to wave goodbye to us this morning.
And playing along with Cheryl:
Remembering her very first day at school in January 2007 - just 2 years old!
Catching up on project 365: 12/365
When I saw The Lil Miss in full ballet regalia yesterday afternoon I thought I would try my hand at an action shot. But it was pouring outside with a typical Highveld thunderstorm, so I had to make do with inside.
In other news Hunter and I have completed the party packs for Saturday's birthday party. Yeah!