Her routine now is waking up in the morning and getting herself ready, before I drop her off at the daycare before going to work. So the poor girl needs to wake up early every day, despite attending the afternoon session. The daycare organizes tuition class daily from 9-11am, after which the children will have their lunch and shower. She’ll reach mum’s house about 7pm daily (6.30pm on Friday) and goes for a short bicycle ride with the neighbourhood kids before having her dinner and shower. She only comes home when either hubby or myself reaches home. She’ll knock off between 9.30-10pm now, which is good, coz she didn’t sleep till midnight during the school holidays.
There hasn’t been much homework yet, and Yiu Yiu has also been quite blur when it comes to homework. There were 2-3 occasions where she came home with a big “?” in her workbooks, indicating she didn’t complete her homework. Her defend was that she didn’t know those pages need to be completed. Haiya! So she now carries her a homework pouch in her school bag and places her homework inside so she won’t forget. I also taught her to pack her school bag according to the timetable, and she packs her bag daily under my supervision.
Just one month and the zip of her pencil case is torn away and a screw is missing from the handle of her school bag
She can read simple English books, though unfortunately, we’ve not been successful in cultivating a reading habit in her. I read with envy how this boy, who’s also in Primay 1 like her, is reading such wordy and thick books. Yiu Yiu on the other hand, still prefer Barbie dolls to books as presents and didn’t even touch a single book during the entire year-end school holidays last year. I guess it’s the parents’ fault, as we are not keen readers ourselves L She can only understand a smattering of Malay, and I think I need to step up more efforts to help brush up her Malay. Her Chinese is quite alright, and being in a Chinese school environment, I think she’ll be fine with Chinese.
I went to her school during Federal Territory Day as I wanted to get an extra PE t-shirt for her. I purposely went close to recess time so I could “spy” on her. After settling the PE t-shirt matter with her class teacher, I waited for her at the catering area and saw her skipping happily in with one of her classmates. And on her way back to class, a number of friends stopped and said hi to her – ex-kindymates, children from the same daycare and some whom I don’t even know. Looks like this girl has no shortage of friends J
As for the catered food, on most days, she’ll tell me that she only ate some/half but on several occasions, she’s been honest to admit that she didn’t eat her food, knowing full well that I’d be upset. And to encourage her honesty and openness, I’d applaud and tell her how much I appreciate her honesty, before nagging her J Looks like we will not continue with the catering once this payment cycle ends in February. I can’t be packing bento for her since the food won’t last for eight hours till recess time. So we’ll increase her pocket money for her to buy whatever food she fancies from the canteen.