Jacob had joined playgroup at Tutortime for longer than 1 year. Both Jacob and we (Len, me, Ma Ma, Po Po or Rosa) get used to attend the playgroup together.
Since Jacob would change to Kingston for the 2-yr old class starting from the new academic eyar, we on purposely registered for him the summer courses in July. We hope this can help him to adapt to the 2-yar old calss in the new school in Aug.
It is proved to be a good decision to join the summer courses. At least, he used that one month to get used to the new school (he told us that he didn’t like Kingston at the first few days but now is perfectly fine). So, the first challenge of getting used to the new school was solved.
The second and the biggest challenge was that he had to attend 2-yr old class by himself soon after the transitional period. We all did worry about this because everyone of us has talked to him on this and he refused every time when we talked about this.
But that day still came, on 15 Aug, he had to attend class by himself the first time. We had put our (Daddy and Mummy’s wedding photo) photos in his pocket telling him to take them out to have a look if he is scared or if he missed us. At the end, teachers told us that Jacob did cry a bit and he showed the class his photos in the middle of the class.
Well, “a bit”, it was already better than we imagined. And then, starting from Monday (18 Aug), he has already sort of gotten used to it, he walked into the classroom, picked up his name card and gave us…no crying anymore (although we could tell that he still wanted us to go in)..
Anyway, it was amazed that he can manage it, he can adapt to this new change so quickly (especially when we saw a number of kids were still crying before they went into the classroom). This is him, this is Jacob, and this is very me as well =) As he said “Jacob is a big boy now”, “Jacob is not scared”.