Dylan’s recently started preschool he was going to Nursery so he’s used to playing and being around other children. I had his school uniform all ready and shoes, yet when the first day came I was nervous! and felt like I had forgotten something he needed. I had so many worries would he make friends, would the teacher help him go to the toilet, will he fit in and like his new school, will he drink enough there.
I can safely say that all of the concerns have now gone, he’s fitted in really well and has made friends already, I love hearing all about his day at school he can list all of his new friends and what he has for snack. He’s learning more and becoming a confident young boy, he’s been there a few months and its great to see the difference, and to be able to go into the school and know everything he will be doing that day. He will be starting reception at the same school next year, so I’m glad he went to the preschool next year he will start with his new friends, and hopefully the next change will go smoothly.
I’m looking forward to the next few weeks him settling in, bringing home library books to read, home work to do together and he will be doing p.e in the hall Dylan’s very active so I know he’s going to love this. We also have his first parents evening next month so it will be nice to hear from the teachers how he’s been getting on, and have the chance to see the work he’s been doing so far.
He enjoyed the first week me and his dad would go with him for the settling in days, it was nice to meet the teachers and other parents. The second week was okay we would walk to school and he would be fine about going and then half way through the week we had tears and tantrums he didn’t want to go anymore, he was missing his nursery old friends there. He would cry and say he hated school,I was making him sad by going.
It would break my heart taking him into school. We would get there and he still wouldn’t want to go in the teacher would take him from us and start distracting him with toys. We would pick him up and he would be fine all happy and smiles, the teacher would say he had been fine all day. Yet we had a couple of days of the mornings being full of tears and tantrums, I’m so thankful that he’s okay again now and enjoys going, only seemed to last a few days thank god I don’t think I could of lasted any longer.
How did you find your child’s first day at school? how did you feel when they started? Did your child have any tears/tantrums going to school?
Lots Of Love