14 Sep 2016

OUR EVERYDAY LIFE: KINTERGARDEN UPDATE #1




13-09-2016

"Where are you going?" I asked little girl when she came outside dressed up like a lady going to a tea party in the 20s.
"Nowhere." She said gigglying happy. It was heart warming to see her like that. After the first day of staggered kindergarten, during which the teacher was there to help the children out, my daugter's experience at kindergarten was about to go downhill due to recess.

But let's me start from this morning.

When it was time to go to kintergarden, little girl held onto the sofa. I read her a book about feeling shy and scared at school and how things turn out to be okay.

Everything at school is so hectic is so rushed for her. For instance today she couldn't eat her snack because there was a power drill. Yesterday she couldn't finish her snack because there was no more time. She was finding recess scary because she couldn't see her teacher. This morning I talked with her teacher and she explained that at recess they're different teachers supervising, she told me who they are and now little girl knows. It helped. At pick up she told me she was sad during recess but she saw the teachers supervising and felt better.

I can imagine her anxiety when she's in the big recess play area. Pick up time reminds me of London rush hour at the tube station. I'm so glad we choose this school for her, because the building is small and doesn't really look like a scary institution.

Aknowledging her feelings and knowing that when she talks we can try to help her will just help her experience in kintergarden be a good one.

3 comments:

  1. It's been such a transition! Dominic was a bit anxious himself his first week. I hope things are going smoother for her. Dominic's school is small too, which is a God-send I'm not sure how he'd do with a large public school.

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