I’ve spent that much time this week going back and forth I thought it only apt for school to be my word of the week. The countdown to the summer holidays is always a busy time and one that fills me with dread if I’m honest. There’s so much to remember, so many different dates and times that I need to be at school, I find myself double-checking my diary every morning.
Our school adopts an early transition scheme where the kids start in their new classes with new teachers two weeks before they finish for the summer holidays. I’m a fan of this as it means the kids are not worrying or fretting over the summer about returning to school. The transition is done gradually and involves them at every step, there’s no hard end or beginning which I think is much better for their little minds to process.
This has been their final week in their current classes so there have been lots of fun things going on. We started the week with a lovely celebration in Jake’s class, we were treated to delicious pastries and pancakes for breakfast followed by a video montage of all the things they have done this academic year. The kids were also presented with certificates, Jake got one for being a super scientist which I was not surprised about, he totally has mad scientist somewhere in his future. It was a lovely way to spend the morning but quite emotional too, he’s come s far in just one year and that’s thanks to the wonderful engaging teachers he’s had.
Later in the week, it was time to watch Daisy and her class play the keyboards. They have been learning to play all year and it was so nice to listen to them, there was also lots of singing and dancing. It certainly was an energetic show. They did a Greatest Showman medley which was fantastic, I was humming the tunes all afternoon.
The next trip to school was to find out all about Jake moving up to year one, it sounds crazy even typing that where on earth has the year gone at all? It feels like yesterday that he was just starting in the nursery class.
This afternoon the kids will find out who their new teachers will be, they were both very excited this morning. I must remember to take an extra bag with me at home time as they will no doubt be bringing a year’s worth of workbooks, arts, and crafts home with them.
Next week looks no different from this one, I have a meeting about Daisy’s new class and a rearranged sports day to go to. There’s probably something I’ve forgotten I best go check my diary again!
I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word of the Week.