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First day at school

by on Sep.01, 2009, under The Family

Three years ago today I was heavily pregnant with Shae…. 17 days later Shae made his entrance into the world. Today at 9 o’clock Tuesday September 1st Shae made his entrance into the “School world”


Shae dressed up for his first day...

Shae dressed up for his first day...

Our local school has just started a provision for two year old…. from 9 until 12.30 they have their own little classroom, dining room and have the chance to socialise with all the school children including the teachers. The very relaxed atmosphere…..involving lots of play in a very small group. it allows the two/three year olds a chance to taste school life before they start at the age of four, where they will be in a larger classroom/number,  it also prepares these little people gently for the next 14 or so years of academic life.  Parents are welcome to stay. I vividly remember my eldest child’s first day at school, she cried…..actually it was bordering scream, She had only really had 6 months of nursery experience….and any toddler group was always with me present. So for Shae the transition and his first official day at school this time next year (Wales start school at the age of four) will hopefully be easy for him……and me…. ;o)
So today (two days before the start of the school term) Shae started “Ladybirds”  Athena went along with him….the school seemed very quiet with only the couple of “new ladybirds”  but it was lovely for them to get used to their surroundings without the “noises” of a full school. Shae came away at the end of the session absolutely “bubbling” he skipped and hopped home full of what he had done….although as soon as he entered the door he started ripping his shirt and trousers off and announced he “wanted dressing”……jeans and tee-shirt.
I appreciate that after speaking to a few parents that sending your child to school at the age of two is somewhat daunting and in some cases opposed to and that there is various reports/studies done showing two sides…… but for Shae
His shiny bright face when we went to pick him up answered any doubts!!!! He thoroughly enjoyed his couple of hours playing with new things, and for me I know that Shae will gain confidence, knowledge, happiness and new friends……what more could a parent want?
AthenA & Shae

Athena & Shae


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