So can you believe it, because I cannot, Burton has just completed his first month at school! I have heard other Mums tell me in the past that once your children starts school time passes by even faster than it did before, and I have to be inclined to agree! I also find that having dropped Burton off at school, the time Jenson and I have before we need to go back and collect him 6 hours later just flies by too!!Burton is really enjoying school. During the first week he did seem surprised that the next day he had to return, and at the end of the first Tuesday he actually told his teacher that the next day he would not be attending school because he would be going to the soft play (our usual Wednesday play date place) with mummy and Jenson instead! However, now he seems to understand that he, like his daddy who works, has to go to school Monday – Friday and then gets his two days off at the weekend. I am wondering if the half term break at the end of the month might put him off wanting to go back to school? I guess I will have to wait and see.He had to perform with the rest of his class last Monday at the schools Harvest Festival in the village church. I offered to help escort the class on the short walk to the church so I was able to watch the service and hear Burton sing “Big Red Combine Harvester”. Despite him happily singing it at full pelt complete with all the actions for friends and family, when it came to it he went all shy and actually looked like he might burst into tears at any minute!Since his first day Burton has had homework in the form of two library books and a ‘white’ book which contained no words only pictures, aimed at getting him to describe what he thought was happening in the story by what he could see. Two weeks later he moved onto a ‘pink’ book which contains a few key sentences describing the action in the book. Alongside this, he has been given a set of letter cards to allow him to practise his phonics and learn about blending and segmenting. He must be doing well because two weeks in and he has been given a writing book to practise writing those letters and some two letter words, and another book to practise writing three letter words.Also, he had a project to complete within the first 3 weeks entitled Home Sweet Home as this is the theme that his class is all about during this first term. He enjoyed drawing pictures for it (see below) and cutting out and sticking pictures in it too – infact since he started school he has not stopped drawing pictures for me!!I do try to make sure he does at least half an hour of ‘homework’ when we get in from school before tea, and will try not to do any at the weekend (apart fom the project which we had to in order to complete it on time) because I think that is family time. Time to play and have fun and not worry about his schooling. I think it is paying off as his reading is coming along in leaps and bounds which is amazing to see before my eyes and hear with my ears! His class have had some work put on display in the school corridor where they had to do some ‘junk modelling’ to make types of buildings that people live in. Burton made a flat and I was chuffed to see that his teacher had included a quote about what he made on the board behind his ‘masterpiece’ (lol)I dont get much out of Burton about what he has done each day as soon as I see him, I tend to get a few comments here and there up until bedtime. However, one thing which did make me laugh was last Thursday when he proudly announced that he had been taken to the “big boys pub”. Apparently a few others from his class went too! I asked him if he was sure it wasnt a club, “No, Mummy a pub” he answered firmly. Hmmmm I thought. So I asked him what he did there and he said he had to use a mouse! LOL it was a HUB! Oh that really made me laugh, and today when I collected him he cheekily told me that he had been to the pub again today!!He will have his school photograph taken today and I am taking Jenson in to sit with him – fingers crossed they will both sit still and smile nicely for the photographer! He also has a show and tell and he is taking his Room on the Broom book in for that.
I have noticed, as has his teacher, that he keeps sucking on his fingers something which he has never done before and a habit I do not want him to adopt either. He did tell me that a boy in his class does it to which I had to tell him that the boy in question has probbaly always done that, whereas he has not and he does not need to do it. I hope he soon stops because it make him hard to understand when he is stood there sucking his fingers!
Overall though, I think Burton has settled in very well so far and long may his zest for learning continue. I am very proud of him – well done my darling boy x x
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