School Is Cool For Mom Too!

Ava has now been at school for one week, a whole week! And she’s loving it.

Today we got our monthly newsletter from the school including the term planner and when I opened it and starting reading it, I started to cry. It’s STILL (I know, how boring of me) so completley surreal that I have a child, a beautiful girl child, that I am a mother, that I am finally having the privilege of raising this special child and getting to participate in seemingly ordinary things, things that some parents probably find boring or even slightly irritating!

I cried when I read on the planner that next week’s theme is Reptile week. That they will be having a puppet show at school next week called Dinosaur Rock on Wednesday. And that on Tuesday she’ll be participating in her first ever Show & Tell. And this is what the principal said about it when I inquired:

Show and Tell for the little ones is similar, send along an item, toy, picture, book etc linked to the theme and Crystal will let the little one’s stand up and show it to their friends and she will chat about it. It’s such a good exercise for building confidence and encouraging independence for the little ones! They are always so proud to show off their “item”.

The third week of school we will be attending our first Parents “show” where they will demonstrate their singing & music with Be Sharp Beetles , they have weekly Be Sharp Beetle classes every Wednesday and yesterday Ava had her first one and she came home proudly displaying her Be Sharp Beetle Stamp on her hand!

On the 1st September they’re having a spring hat parade, how totally adorable and cute and they will be doing flower planting as the theme that week is Spring.

For now, I need to come up with items for Show & Tell that match with the following themes:



Wild Animals



Under The Sea

Every Thursday is also “Bakers Day” and each class get’s to participate in a baking activity. Here is Ava’s creation:

In case you're wondering... it's a soccer ball!

When I first saw it, I burst out laughing and then started crying. So so precious!

Ava’s principal tells me that Ava is also a very affectionate child and happily dishes out hugs to all the children and any of the teachers available for hugs.

Playing in the classroom.

Playing in the Doll House

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  • Reply darylfaure

    So special Sharon. I am so looking forward to all those moments too, and especially to the first Nativity Play and school concert. Enjoy every moment.

    July 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Pandora

    I keep every little drawing, and the lovely things they make for special occasions like mother’s day. Always makes me cry. The other day they had Picasso day, and I had to send a plain white shirt. Well, they did hand and foot prints on it in different colours, with their names and the year. It is so special. she wants to wear it all the time as she is so proud of it, but I want to keep it for her so it has ‘gone’.
    Also love all the songs she has learnt, the other day she started singing Nkosi Sikelele, and I almost cried. Enjoy, so glad she loves it.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Julia

    So, so special.
    My Tween son LOVED show and tell. Gave him the world of confidence.Even now he can stand in front of an audience and talk and be completely at ease. I am convinced it was Show and Tell that started that.
    Enjoy every minute of it and cry as much as you want already! You waited a long time to be able to do that…

    July 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Hanneke001

    How absolutely special !! Enjoy every minute !!

    August 1, 2011 at 7:59 am
  • Reply waiting4amiracle

    It really sounds like a great school. Very interactive!

    August 1, 2011 at 10:32 am
  • Reply yvettene

    Cannot believe she is at school already. Just the other day you brought home that tiny little baby now she has friends and does show and tell and makes things, your heart must be so happy and proud.

    August 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm
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