Thursday, January 8, 2009

3rd day @ TJC

Yesterday (Wednesday) was the 3rd day Evan attended his 'new school' (as he likes to call it).

He seems to be settling well into Tadika Juara Cerdik (

I dropped him by car at the kindie entrance & drove off after a teacher led him in.

When class ended, I picked him up at the entrance by car & he was pretty cool with it all.

During the class, I sneaked in a couple of times to see how he was.

When he saw me in class, he flashed a wide grin and called out to me.

After offering me a toy cabbage to eat, he happily rejoined his friends and continued playing.

So far, he has behaved admirably throughout.

It was only during the singing and doing the actions during the songs, that he was unwilling to sing and act along.

He does know some of the songs - somehow he just doesn't want to sing and participate.

The first week in TJC is mostly playing and singing and simple activities to ease the kids into the kindie.

The kids should start to hit the books next week :)

Eagle-eyed readers will notice the kids were not wearing any uniforms in the pictures. The new students will not be wearing their uniforms in the 1st two weeks in kindie.

2 main reasons for this: a more progressive assimilation for kids attending kindie for the first time; & so that the teachers can easily tell apart the new students when the returning students returns the next week.

Parents are allowed to accompanied their kids into the kindie for the 1st 3 days. So Daddy brought Evan to TJC on Mon & Wed, while it was Mommy's turn on Tues.

For the first week, classes were only from 8.30am-10.30am. Regular sessions are from 8.30am to 11.45am.

Most kids were seen to be enjoying themselves in the new environment - new friends, new teacher, new toys and new routines.

Understandably, some young 'uns weren't too thrilled to be in a unfamiliar place with unfamiliar faces.

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