First grade had started on a great note
Adi loves her new teacher. The first day evening she told me “you know mommy Mrs.B was as nervous as us because this is her first day as a teacher”.
And that night Adi said “Guys wake me up early tomorrow. School is fun. I don’t want to miss the fun”.
We had a tea party at home on the first weekend after school started to celebrate first grade. Here is a front view and bird’s eye view of the party table. Adi set the table all by herself… Tell me how much you can identify from this list
1. Baby sleeping on a bed.
2. Baby’s basket with her lotion, hair brush etc..
3. Egg kathi roll (real one – dinner for us)
4. Guests (Bambi, Crystal, Mrs.Penguin and Mr.Dolphin)
5. Chapathi pizza (real one real one – dinner for Adi)
6. Tea/Coffee pot – The idea is you have to shake it to get either tea or coffee.
7. Soup on bowls
9. Coffee/Milk/Sugar cubes
10. Adi’s hands 😉
Okay 6 to 9 – We were asked to assume.
We attended “Back to school” night last week and had a tour of her class. Her new teacher is awesome. We had an ice breaker waiting at the class room. We were asked to identify the picture drawn by our kid. I found it at the very first look there it was the typical picture of Adi at the corner with bright sun on right top corner, clouds, grasses down, with two small plants with flowers, with a small girl with two kudumi’s (pony tails) ,favorite food written as “Pizza” and favorite song as “You belong with me”. That is my girl. On a side note we love singing Taylor Swift’s this song together. I don’t know how much of the lyrics this girl understands but we were caught by the tune.
The kids left us a welcome note at their desk and we were asked to leave a reply to them. I drew some hearts, flowers and wrote as much as I can with all my love, folded it and kept on her desk. Next day evening she gave me a big hug for that sweet note :).. She asked “mommy why did you just draw with the pen? you could have used my crayons under the desk”. Yeahh she got a separate desk and table this year. It was a lovely moment to sit on her chair for a while.. The teacher explained us the class rules, daily schedules, what to expect this year et all.
This year after school activities include dance, music, art, lego, chess, soccer, karate, French and Spanish. Dance and Music (Piano) are checked by default but we haven’t decided about the other classes. I am thinking of art but need to discuss with Adi about her likes.
With reading her recent obsession is Cam Jansen mysteries. She assumes herself as Cam sometimes to solve the missing cases at home 🙂 These days she has it as part of her every day homework to spend 15 minutes on reading.
Last but not the least we have improved way above our standards on morning routine of course after few ups and downs. We managed to reach school by 8:27am on two days and guess what both the days assembly started at 8:25am and the girl eventually missed it. But, these days she is attending assembly on most days and that is a BIG leap for us as a family. What with 7 signals to cross though the school is hardly a mile away from home? Hoping to soon change the “most days” as “every day”. The secret is I have pushed some of my cooking preparations to previous day night and Adi/M are waking up earlier that means she goes to bed early too. Its such a big relief for me to see the girl at bed by 9pm. Its that time of the year again to just work as well oiled machines…
She arranged that! Wow..even the spoons inside the cups are facing the same direction!! how the hell did she manage that?
*Bows to Adi*
wow welcome here R’s mom.. this is a surprise to me.. yeah she is mommy’s girl in arranging stuff and keeping the house neat and tidy.. 🙂
Idhu ungalukke konjam over.ah theriyalaya ?
She had done it wonderfully,comparing it with you is…chee chee enna idhu chinna pulla thanama illa irukku.
Beautiful i must say,i loved the back to school night tour.
This was such a nostalgic-love-filled post, Ani! 🙂 Loved it to bits.
Why work as well-oiled-machines?? Just enjoy the routine, I say! After-all it is fun! 🙂
thx S&S.. well-oiled machine works better with Adi esp. in the morning.. konjam romba konjam gap kidaichalum the schedule will be easily collapsed..
I could identify everything in picture that was on list except the imaginary…
and couldn’t believe that she had arranged that…
I really liked the idea of leaving notes for children 🙂 and I am very happy that she is liking her school (my baby is not the school age but I still worry about her school days and how she would respond…)
my good wishes are with you and Adi…
thanks AT.. her school is a great relief for me.. she is going to a private school as the pub schools at our area doesn’t have good ratings.. she likes to arrange stuffs in general.. its a girlie thing I guess 🙂
@aa – its for her betterment (or may be mine) only.. seriously she cleans better that M..
great and lovely.
your love to her with all the emotions comes to my mind first.
🙂 🙂 she is the scapegoat for all my emotions 🙂
few things that I want to write about this post before they vanish from my mind..so bear with me if the sentences are broken 😉
# I don’t feel I’m new to your blog..your writing totally reaches the heart !
# Apart from the entire post I loved the feeling that you sat on Adi’s bench for a while…I could feel the emotions…I felt teary!
# Your posts are so practical and honest…love reading them and wanting to read more..no wonder I’m digging in… 🙂
# Adi is a super cute girl… hug for me!
# whoa lot of activities that…good luck to the kiddo..I’m sure she’s gonna rock 🙂
# What a tea party 🙂 Next time invite me too 😀
# I liked the idea of chapati pizza…made a mental note of it 🙂
Guess I wrote all that I wanted to..If there is something I’ll remember later,I’ll come back 🙂
wow Nu you are on a roll.. you have made my day.. I read all your comments and was in cloud nine.. 🙂 🙂 I am glad we got connected in this big big blog world..
thanks a lot for such cute comments 🙂