I did this for Show & Tell – Minibeasts for this coming week or next week. We went to revamped Bishan Park on 04.03.2012.
P/S. The pictures are piling and my thoughts are evaporating; memories fading away…. I just can’t get my engine to start blogging!
Although she coped well in her first week of school, I saw this when I was back home on Friday.
She had a bad fall and none of her teachers had noticed. Arrr.. I am surprise she is getting tougher. She didn’t cry nor complain. She picked herself up quickly after the fall. This was what she told me.
Beside the fall, I also notice she started to have running nose.
Not a good start for week 1 after all.
Yes, it is another new school year. Nothing has changed for Yvette other than she was been promoted to N2.
We are still in the same CC. The Chinese Teacher teaching them since N1, followed the class up. The school, this round, I feel they have given Yvette a better English Teacher. I hope she could stay throughout the year with them. (Last year, Yvette’s English Teacher fell very sick. She was constantly on medical leave and the school didn’t make a good plan for the missing gap.)
Well, it is not exactly with no change. The school will start teaching them to brush teeth after the lunch and will stop washing hair for the children or even bathing them. Reason of not bathing them because the school is fully aircon and they hardly sweat. And eventually cutting off this process will translate to more quality time for learning.
It is hard not to disagree but I can’t agree not to bath Yvette totally due to her skin problem. I only agree they can stop washing her hair.
The first week of school has ended today and I am glad she is coping well and she is happy with the change.
The cup and the toothbrush - From Kiddy Palace.
Probably HFMD is very active throughout the year but it is really rare in my dd’s CC. The CC caught two kids were down with HFMD and was sent back home on that day. Being a parent myself, I am lucky that I have not encountered this before and I wish this will NEVER happen on Yvette.
The school really takes very strict precautionary measures to sanitize the furniture and toys in the classrooms. (Hubby saw them sun the toys under the sun. He went there to fetch Yvette early today.) They are doing additional stringent maintenance of checking and cleanliness in the centre by:-
- Continue to monitor the situation and arrange for another fumigation of the entire premises.
- Besides normal health screening every morning, all children will be screened (hand, foot and mouth) and temperature measured before lunchtime and after nap.
- All communal activities in the centre will be ceased temporarily until further notice. This includes the gym and common play area.
- All toys and equipment to be cleaned between classes and after each class every day.
- Mats/Carpets will be rolled up in all classes.
- Parents/caregivers are to remain outside of the school premises during drop-off or pick-up.
- The centre will be closed to outside visitors for the time being until further notice. They have to post phone the Parent Teacher Conference (PTC), orientations and all other matters on hold for the next 2 weeks.
The school actually did advice us to keep our child at home even they are not sick at all. That was because the parents of the two kids told the school this strain of HFMD is very strong. But unfortunately, during Year end I have to be around even though I am only a temp here. As such, I am not sure are we taking risk to send Yvette to school now.
Hubby will be on leave on and off in Dec and I have asked my sister to take leave too. I have taken two days leave as well. We can’t keep Yvette totally away from school and I hope with such stringent control and as well as Yvette’s immunity system, we could brave this storm.
P/S: We are monitoring Yvette closely at home too. Tomorrow will be the third day which will be the day symptoms appear if Yvette is infected. (I read and understand from colleague the Incubation period is first 3-7 days. So I pray hard now!)