We stopped sending HQ to his previous pre-kindy sometime ago as mum saw MANY of the kids were down with flu, fever and cough. With H1N1 still roaming around, we didn't want to take the chance.
On 2nd December 2009 (Tuesday), we enrolled HQ to a another pre-kindy. Mum and I visited the location earlier and we were pleased with the effort put in to ensure cleanliness and safety. Each kid has to wash his/ her hands and feet with soap before entering the building, and leaving for home. The teacher in charge also takes the tempreture of each kid too.
We were worried that HQ may protest as he loves going to his previous pre-kindy. All his friends and girlfriend are in his previous pre-kindy... so don't know how he will react to the new environment. Luckily after having a break for awhile, he is very excited to be starting school again :-D.
So Tuesday was HQ's first day in the new school; we started him with the holiday school camp. When he finished school in the afternoon, mum went and picked him up. Mum reported to me later that HQ was as happy as a lark, chirping and chirping on the day's events non-stop :-).
He told mum (and me later when I got back from work) that they did a revision on all the alphabets and numbers (I guess the teachers wanted to gauge where they can begin with the new students), ate porridge for break, as well as seen and learnt a lot about ants (insect, 6 legs, hardworking, work together as a team, etc.).
His teacher asked HQ earlier that day how did he like the school? His answer was "I don't know yet." When he was about to leave with mum, he told his teacher "I like your school." I think the ants bit really captivated him. And so, we take that as a positive sign :-)
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