Yesterday was Harith and Rayyan's 1st day of school, it's 1st grade for Harith and playgroup for Rayyan. Poor thing, Rayyan was crying because that was his first time away from us, today the transport was late he was supposed to start school at 2.30pm however till 2.10pm the bus was still no where in sight, I got to send him to school, at the door he was quite relucatant to go in then he saw one of the other student crying he too then starts to cry. Just wonder how is tomorrow? Will he cry to. I would like to know how is your child 1st day in school, how was it and you deal with the crying etc.
Aw I'm sorry to hear that. layla hated pre-school when I first took her. She kept crying for me and I would have to rush back to nursery to be with her (not easy with a 1 yr old aswell) it took about 2 weeks for her to settle in and she LOVES it now!
Logan starts on 15th Jan and he is alot more clingy to me so it's gonna be harder.
Thanks Becky I was trying to make him familiar with the school life, my other two children start school at the age of four (nursery) with Rayyan I want to start early. Even though I prepared him mentally like telling him you're going to school next year (last year) he seems to be culture shock with enviroment. I'm trying again today see how it goes. By the way I am going to school today to see his teacher. he got back yesterday with a cut on his forehead. He can't afford to have any more cut/injury on his head. He had a bad fall last so the neurosurgeon told us so.
Both my daughters started school when they were 5, and both had really wanted to go and we didn't have any crying problems. My second oldest even didn't want to go eventually because she was a little shy, but she also said she was bored, but that is because her knowledge is not Kindergarten level. She is more intelligent and has been doing first grade work. We put her in kindergarten tho to have children her age and for the social atmosphere. She may be really smart, but that doesn't mean she still isn't a kid.
I have heard that most boys aren't ready as soon as many girls are for school and that waiting really helps their performance. I know many moms who have held their sons back one year longer from school than they do their girls just because the boys don't seem to do as well unless put in school a year later. If they didn't hold them back in the beginning, they eventually would be held back later on for academic reasons.
My children won't be sent to preschool, but it helps that I am married to a teacher and they love to have their own workbooks that they use here at home.
That is terrible that your son had a bad cut on his head. Although boys will be boys, there is no reason why he should be ending up with something like this at his age. I hope he is ok and that you can resolve this with his teacher.
It's true about what you said about girl are more keen and looking forward to school then boys my girl didn't cry at all, my second child who's a boy cried for a while only on the first day that was because he saw some others are.
Today Rayyan went to school (by transport - which was late again) he was okay. I took a cab to see him at school, I reached there first. I saw him crying upon coming out of the bus. I hid when he saw me I got hysterical. I pacified him a while then let him go in.
The is spoke to the teacher about the cut on his forehead. The teacher then wrote in his book that he was crying and accidentally cut his forehead with the nametag that he used.
Anyway do anyone know whats the different between a montessori education and a normal kindergarten? What do the child learn?
Maybe your son needs a little bit more sleep? Going to school can be hard work and it really wears them out especially when they've just started. He might just need an extra hour of sleep.
My husband went to a Montessori preschool. I think it was more learning through play. They used instructional toys and games, rather than just using the traditional "see it on paper, learn it" methods.