The year is whizzing by, and apart from the one huge first – starting school, I think we’ve been fairly short on first achievements.
For N it’s all been about starting school.
In September, N has
Gone straight into full time school
None of this part time malarky. Although I have to say, the children who’ve been going in part time, seem to have launched straight in to phonics, writing and the like. So far, N’s started writing his name (he didn’t get very far at nursery or with me encouraging him, telling me his name’s too long), but he’s still telling me he can’t do more than the 3 letters at the start). Otherwise, he still seems to be in play mode. I don’t know what he’ll do when it really gets too wet and cold to play outside all the time.
Plus he’s lost a welly. I think. Tomorrow I need to check if it’s hidden behind the boot rack (that he never puts his boots back on to) or in lost property. The nightmare of not picking him up from school each day means he doesn’t get reminded to change into his trainers, replace the correct items in the correct places and more.
Had his first VIP award
Each day they have a VIP chosen from every year. For living the school and classroom rules. I’m surprised he’s only been a VIP once, but then most of the time he seems to spend playing outside, so he’s probably not even in the classroom for the teachers to keep a really close eye on him. Being a VIP means the child gets a sticker, and gets to sit on the VIP table at lunch, fast-tracking to the front of the lunch queue.
Had a bullying experience
I’ve not got to the bottom of it yet, and I’m hoping I’ve given him a bit of confidence on what he should do if the kicking and hitting happens again. Otherwise, I’ll need to speak to the teacher to find out what’s been going on. His friend has given a similar story but about another child hitting him, so it needs clearing up so we know the correct facts. At least the two of them didn’t get into a fight with the other children, but I’m sad that it’s marred his happy experience so soon.
Mind you, after telling me this morning, he wandered in to school this morning, the most independently he has done until now so fingers crossed it’s all going to be fine.
Owned some sheep
Well, at the moment the ownership is in limbo because it appears I’m the one that’s buying them.
Despite his dad farming cows, N seems to prefer the sheep that his uncle keeps. So at the sheep sales earlier this week, his uncle returned with 10 sheep for N. I’d said that I’d buy 5, but I guess the 10 is under £1k, so he can have those. Although why his ‘farming’ bank account wasn’t used, I don’t know.
I’ve not seen them yet because they’re down at my brother in law’s, but I’m sure they’ll appear in our paddock at some point. At least I’m not the one expected to look after them and the cow and half a calf that he owns.
What firsts have your children achieved this month?
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