So another month has passed and Burton has now completed 8 weeks at school (although 1 week was half term of course!). He really enjoys it and we have not yet had a day when he has said that he does not want to attend, which has been a relief. I did wonder if after having a week off for half term last month he may have been a bit reluctant to return, but there was no problem. In fact I think he was looking forward to going back.
Burton has adapted to school life so well and I am very proud of him for this. His reading and writing has come on in leaps and bounds and it has been amazing to witness first hand how much he has grasped these, and how quickly.Whenever he has been taught a new letter at school he takes great delight in telling me and then sounding it out along with the actions he has been taught! His daddy and I were very proud and pleased when he was awarded a certificate for his hard work in phonicsWe attended his first parents consultation (the school’s terminology not mine!) last week and the good news is that he is doing very well, and his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and his enjoyment of school is evident to his teacher. It was also lovely to be told that desite being one of the youngest, Burton is among the higher ability pupils in his class which is reassuring especially as I had worried so much about him starting school having not long turned four. However, as much as he has been excelling in his academic work, there have been a few teething problems in other areas. On a few occassions there have been incidents between Burton and another boy with water and the sink in the boys toilets!! *sighs* However, it was also good to hear that whenever Burton has been told off, he is remorseful (*phew*) and eager to please and make up for what he has done wrong.This term his class is learning about Australia and then Christmas. A few of his class mates have taken in some cuddly toy animals that derive from down under, such as a koala bear and a kangaroo that sings Waltzing Matilda. Burton is most perplexed that he cannot take in one of his toys because none of them have an Australian link, so he asked me on the way home the other night if we could please go to Australia to buy him one. I explained that we could not because it was too far to go. “But Mummy” he protested “It only takes a few minutes”. I told him that it takes a whole day and a whole night to travrel all the way there, to which he replied “that’s ok Mummy, I am allowed to go because it would be for school”! Ha ha if only.
Part of his project work for this term is to make a 3D Australian animal, and to begin with I was going to get him to make something out of egg cartons and bubble wrap! However, daring to make something a little different, Burton (Jenson) and I made this cupcake crocodile instead which Burton is going to take in tomorrow as it is also his turn for ‘show and tell’ (again). I just hope Burton can remember the name of the decorating jobs he did and the piping bag he used, so he will have something to talk about !
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