I was rather late today when I went to fetch her. Usually I will fetch her at 12.00 noon or even earlier so that I know she won’t have to cry for so long!
Yvette really didn’t stop crying after I left. But she was not screaming and not shouting. She just whined. BUT we know she understand my departure is temporary.
[All these while I thought it was the teacher who were telling her I am away to buy things for her, to go toilet. But I am wrong! It is herself who is telling Teacher, Mum is away to do this, this and this and will come back. So she does know, I will come BACK!]
Teacher N told me, Yvette was just refuse to let go. I know Yvette’s character well. She is just too determined or I would say stubborn. She usually will work on some thing that she is interested in and will do it again and again. And will take a while for her to give up. SO I think it will take her awhile to get use of this new routine.
Then Teacher N told me she ask for me. We thought it was breastmilk and was asked by Teacher N to wean Yvette off because she feel it is unfair for her. To bridge this gap, I told Teacher N, I will get some milk for her to bring to school and ask them to give it to her if she wants it. Then when I took a lift then and something strike me. When Yvette refers to milk, it was really MILK not BREASTMILK! So I quickly write it down on the Parent Connection Book if not I will forget!!!
Anyway, I find her adaptability is not better of yesterday. She still cry as usual but then she refuse to eat. The only bonus I have thru out the 3 days, she never wet herself in NEW environment. I let her wear her panties and I think it is a achievement by her. And is it not difficult to wake her up in the morning.
Although she was still feeling sleepy as she was waiting for me. But she does look forward to go to school. Another plus point of Yvette is, she forget unhappiness very fast. She knows I will be away and she will cry but she still look forward to school. When we asked her; Do you like school? Do you like Teachers? Do you like your friends? She goes Ya! Ya! YA!
Today they had Soya Bean Curb for breakfast and I have totally forgotten Yvette doesn’t like this at all. So the whole bowl was thrown away. So wasteful.
The tot will be trained to put away their bowl after eating just like Yvette learned in JGC.
[I have decided to pack some breakfast for Yvette to eat in school so that she can eat with her classmates and her stomach will be filled up with the food that she likes. Breakfast is a bit tricky for us here.]
Again, today they swapped the timetable again. They started the class with Enrichment – Making Strawberry Jam Puff Pastry. This activity will teach the tots Letter J, they will also learn some practical life skill like spreading the Jam and sharpen their motor skill, spreading the jam and the egg onto the pastry and rolling.
And here is her work. And I going to keep and share with D.
Her lesson is really interesting and this is something I think will benefit her in long run. The problem now is getting her to accept I can’t be with her in class. Once she blends in, I am sure she will be happy!
P/S: As long as she didn’t fall sick often, I have no intention to pull her out of this school for now.