Mia's first three days of school went superb. She enjoyed it, she hadn't cried once, she went and happily sat at her place.
The fourth day, Thursday, there were suddenly lots more kids - for some reason lots of them only started on Thursday - and it got a bit overwhelming for her. She had an upset tummy from nerves, the poor thing! Friday was the same, upset tummy, and crying when the kids were too loud or got into her space too much.
The teacher says she's very noise-sensitive... I'm not sure how to handle this, I think it'll just take some time and she'll get used to it. I just make sure I keep telling her that the kids are loud because they're so happy and excited, and that's just what they do, she mustn't worry or think they're shouting at her, they're just noisy and excited.
It's been supercute to see the pictures she's coloured, and they decorated a gingerbread man. On Friday she got a certificate congratulating her on her first week. :-) We made a big deal out of her first week, telling her how proud we are of her, and we went out for a special ice cream to celebrate.
Yesterday went well, she's quite attached to the one specific teacher, Waldet, so as long as she can be with her, she's quite happy.
This week there will be demonstrations of the extra-mural activities that the school offers, so that Mia can see what each one is about, and choose whether she would like to take part. There are four all-together, I was thinking she could choose one to start off with, don't want her to be too overwhelmed. Will wait and see what she prefers, be it Fitgim, HorseWorx, Kiddi-Beat or Palette&Paintbrush. ;-)
I came across this poem online, and it's just heartbreaking:
Here are the piccies of her first week.
The one day she was having so much fun playing, that she wasn't ready to come home yet! She likes to see what's in her lunchbox every morning.
The pic in her sun-hat is the one the teacher sent on her very first day, to show how happy she is. :-)