Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kai's First Day at Big School

The kids started school today and it was Kai's first day at big school! She looked really grown up in her uniform. She had a great day though and really enjoyed herself. There are a few kids in her class who were in kindi with her, and she's in the class that Slade was in last year so she's also familiar with the teachers.

Slade also had a good day. He's gone into Year 2, but has some of his classmates with him again this year.

Such a nice idea that I wanted to share: Kai's teacher gave out a wonderful little ziploc bag containing a tea bag, cottonwool ball and tissue and this note: Here is a little gift for you as you leave your precious one with us on the first day of school. As you hold this cotton ball in your hand, the softness will help you to remember the gentle spirit of your child. After you've gone home and dried your tears, make yourself a hot cup of tea. Put up your feet and relax. Remember that together we will work for your child to be the best they can be.


Andrea said...

Wow - I LOVE that, what a wonderful sensitive teacher, the kind of thing Rachel Dobson would do :0) Can't believe little Kai is at big school, what happened to that tiny little baby girl you used to bring to Mom's and Babes...sigh.

Anonymous said...

They should give Dad's and Grandpa's something similar!!

Anonymous said...

still remember the 1st day u brought Slade to Snugglebugs and then Kai... they were both so little. Actually i remember Phil comming to fetch Slade & chatting away & then in the middle of a sentance he looked @ me & said... i gotto get home cheryl's in labour!! crazy how time flies. they both look so grown up. a new chapter of life begins :)

SA Expats said...

Lol! Love the hat! Is it compulsory?