So yesterday was Amir's first day of school. I took a half day to send him and observe him while in school. He was ok. In fact, he was a-ok during orientation last week. I guess I'm so blessed to have a good child like him. Moga-moga dia menjadi anak yang soleh dan bijak. Aminnnn!!!
On the first day of orientation, Amir was ok, he knew how to socialise and able to follow the teacher's instructions. Kids were asked to choose a book and held to it until the teacher reads the book for the whole class. After that, they were given a thin book to do a dot-to-dot and some colouring. Amir excelled in dot-to-dot (I'm a proud mom, we always to dot-to-dot together) but his colouring skills were, erm..quite bad..but, baru first day, he just needs practice and he'll be fine. After that, they marched in a choo-choo-train for their brekkie, recite doa before food and later when done they learnt to recite doa after food.
The second day, Amir was a tad hard to wake up, slept while waiting for me to get ready and slept in the car. When we reached his school I touched his hair and said it was messed up. He said, "Ibu janganla pegang rambut Amir, teacher tengok...".."okeyyyy"...I said. He went through the same thing like the first day but they switched coloring after brekkie. Amir seems to be having fun with his friends.
The third day, my husband took him to kindie and left him there, and he was ok so we didn’t have to worry anymore.
Some shots I took during his orientation:
Choo choo train on the way for brekkie!!!
Masa break: After just 3 days, he memorised the Doa after meal…..otak macam sponge!
Masing-masing sibuk amik stationeries
Timetable for food during break
After the three days, I have come to a conclusion that it is NOT easy being a teacher in a kindie or nursery. Yes, we might think that its easy for them, they just have to take care of the kids and that's it. But, believe me (and I think you also know this) it is not easy to handle clingy and crying kids. I know I could not do it (that's why Alhamdulillah Allah gave me my kids). It takes a lot of patience and passion to educate and handle toddlers and pre-school kids.
Even to ask them to make a straight line pun satu cabaran ok. Plus, during orientation they grouped all ages together so you can imagine how disastrous it was with kids who cried again and again and being aggressive too. Memang kena banyak bersabar, I rasa i takleh kot.
Masa drop Amir depan tadika semalam, I agak sidih (tapi tak nangis la), since cikgu dia dah tunggu, tak jadik nak hantar sampai masuk kelas....he'll be fine (consoling myself). Ni baru masuk tadika, nanti darjah satu, masuk asrama, masuk kolej/uni, kawin...there'll be many more episodes of his life……..and my life as a mom.