Last September Grace started reception and so far she is flourishing – learning new things, meeting new people and enjoying all the new experiences that primary school has to offer. She’s in her fourth week now and I think it’s safe to say that she loves being a school girl. And while she is growing up so much faster than I ever thought possible, she is still Grace and she still has plenty to say. Here are some of my favourite things that she has said lately.
On her first day - ‘Can we go yet?
Is it time yet? I want to go now! I can’t wait to meet all my new friends…It
doesn’t matter if it is six a.m. At least I will be early and then my teacher
will know that I am a good girl. Come on mummy, get up and get out of bed’.
In her first week - ‘My uniform is
Green because I go to Greenacres and that girl over there with the blue dress
goes to Blueacres. And girls in red go to Redacres and Mummy, is there a
Pinkacres? I think you should have sent me there because I look so much nicer
in Pink…Well… sometimes you do get things wrong. Don’t you Mummy?’
On homework during her second week -
‘I love that I have homework. Let’s do my homework now…Yes, know today is
Sunday but I want to do it now. I love homework. Will I get homework all the
time?’ (Home-work completed) ‘Is that all I have to do? Learn one nursery
rhyme? Mummy! I was singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when I was a baby! Does
my teacher know that I am four years old?...Oh now you tell me that I have to
think about what rhymes…Ummmm Star, Are, High, Sky! There – done! But I think
you had better tell her that I am too old for baby songs… Yes Mummy. I know we
have looked at the same nursery rhyme every day this week so of course I know
the answers already. It’s called practise. I’m just practising okay?’