We survived first day of school! I think the boys slept better than me the night before! It was a rough start for Caleb (being the new kid in the class) but by the end of the day, both boys were beaming and excitedly telling us all they did in school.
Here are some shots from First Day of School.
Going to a new school can be quite daunting to a kid. It seems everybody knows everybody and you wonder if you’ll be accepted into their circle. Then the boys start messing with you like they do to other boys and you realise you are already in their circle. After all, you are classmates for this year, and perhaps many years to come.
Recess was the favourite part of the day for both boys! Evan said he pushed a kindergarten kid on the swing. That didn’t come out sounding right. What he meant was he helped push a kindy kid on the swing, instead of going off to play by himself. And he even stopped to ask the kid if he was pushing too high or if he needed to stop. But the kid was having so much fun swinging. 🙂 (I’m a proud mama!)
Caleb played basketball and football during recess. He’s sooooo happy that he can be involved in more sports here in this school, maybe even audition for a school musical.
I like that both boys are excited about school – not just the learning part but also the other school activities. I think we will enjoy going to their games and school events too.
I’m trying very hard not to compare the schools here and in Singapore… but… just wanted to add a comment Evan made that made me think. He says there’s more time here to do things in class (when I mentioned the longer school hours). What he meant was there seems to be more time to go through learning activities. I think this may be true. We are often rushing through lessons in class. It may be so in higher grades here too. How much more beneficial if we can slow down and allow kids to have time to digest and internalise what they’re learning in class.
Signing out. Gotta get sleep and be ready for 2nd day of school!