I could not blog about Possum's first day at school as I was close to tears all day if I thought about it so this post has become a first week at school story instead. I kept thinking about how things are different now that we have a child in school, soon it will be two children, high school, university... In my mind I have them grown up, which I know is silly but this is such a milestone.
Possum started Kindergarten on Wednesday. She was happy about it and was ready to go. We got to school early and her new teacher took her hand and off they went. Simple as that! I was trying hard not to cry. The school had the urn and some morning tea ready for the new parents so we went and had a cuppa. Some of the older students came in to talk to us and welcome us to the school, it was a nice way to start.
I saw Possum at school a few times throughout the day and she was doing really well. Her teacher told me at lunch time that she was glad to have her in the classroom as she was attentive and listening and a good example for some of the other students.
On Thursday Possum came home as the 'Star of the Day'. She told me it was for taking her time to do neat school work and her reward was getting to spend some free time on the iPad. She is super excited about school and about being the classes first 'Star of the Day'.
Friday is sports day. Her size 4 sports shorts are a little bit big, but they did pass the 'jump up and down and hope they don't fall off' test!
Today in Possum's school bag I found two cards. One was to Possum from her buddy with a photo of them together and a nice message. The other was from the school to me welcoming me to the school community. It is nice to be made a part of this experience and to feel so welcome.
After the first week I can say possum has settled in well and in having fun at school. She likes her new teacher and I am so glad we picked this school for our family. I really do love it.
p.s. Contact really is the worst stuff, especially when you use a coloured contact followed by a clear contact to secure the pictures and labels. Next year I may buy book covers instead!