Monday, June 4, 2012

First Day of School - SJA

Vacation is officially over.  It’s Reese first day of school today as Kinder 2.  We woke up very early today for the 7 am orientation even though the school is just 5 minutes away. (need a lot of time to prepare)

Upon arriving, we checked Reese's schedule and found out that she was assigned in the afternoon class.  I was hoping all along that we would be able to choose her schedule, but apparently not.

Her new teacher looks nice and accommodating.  She told me that I have to visit Principal’s office to ask for a change in schedule.  I waited but didn’t have enough time so I decided to just let it go.  We’ll just postpone taking the morning class next year when she enters Grade 1.

I left the school before 8 am to make it to my work-shift.  I don’t have VLs left due to family emergencies that happened in the past months.  Not willing to go on LWOP this time, it doesn’t seem too urgent for me.  So, Len and Reese were left at school.  

i miss writing in a blackboard

copying notes from the board, sleepy classmate across ;-)

Len attended the guardian’s orientation.  They were told about the rules and regulations, and what do they do to prevent bullying at school.  With that said, I felt safer for Reese that she won’t be mistreated by anybody, she happened to have a rude classmate from her previous school.  The school’s principal also gave emphasis on wearing proper uniform: black shoes, white socks (no lace) and PE uniform on Friday with (plain) white rubber shoes.  Pre-school could wear PE uniform on Friday, but grade school needs to wear the school uniform first and just change to PE uniform at school.  I don’t understand why, but they must have a good reason for it.  Also, if students will go somewhere (e.i. mall) after class, they need to make sure not to wear school uniform.  And last rule I could remember, when a student gets absent for 5 days (without valid reason) within a school year, he/she would be given a failing mark of 65. For me, that’s fair and square.

This is Reese's 3rd school, so I could probably come up with some comparison and point out differences in teaching style and school policies and regulations.  Can’t wait to see how much Reese would learn from her new school and how she would be able to adapt. We'll see how it goes.

I already convinced myself few days before that I need to give up my one & only night-time tv watching.  But given that Reese is now on afternoon shift again, I’m taking it back, I could still watch “Walang Hanggan”. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kidzart

Reese became more interested in arts & craft, probably due to watching a lot of Art Attack episodes during vacation. I know for a fact that it wouldn't be genetic, her dad and I both have a dominant left brain that's why we both ended up with IT.  Unfortunately, this is an area I can't help her with, I'm just not fond of drawing, coloring (a bit), or anything related to art. I could draw something simple, but would need something to copy. Well, you get the picture, it's not just my gift. I could remember Art as my least favorite subject in gradeschool. Every time we were asked to do something, it scared me inside. I don't know why in my case, creativity in that aspect is close to none.

You'll see that in my previous post, I attempted to give Reese some craft in a box. The only thing I could do from the 3 is the clip-on cuties which is just beading. The other 2 would require more creative thinking and a handful of patience. So I have to pass on those.

Good thing I was able to find an art class that will give the little girl a guided lesson on basic drawing. Kidzart at 500 Shaw had a promo in Ensogo, 4 1hr-sessions at a fraction of the cost.

So here are the take-home drawings that Reese made on her own :)