Not sure what Caitlyn will want to end up doing, but she still has daycare for a few more weeks and they do a gym session as a class together and then for the rest of the first term I will just let her settle at school first before we start committing to anything for her.
Last week I completed forms to say that Caitlyn's last day at her daycare centre will be on the 21st of February. They do a whole farewell session and we are going to take a cake. I hope I'll be able to go and watch and take some photos. On the 22nd Caitlyn turns 5 and it will be her very first day at big school in Year 1. It is rather sad to think her daycare days are coming to an end, but exciting that she is starting big school. And then of course I need to organise the actual birthday party which we'll probably do on the 26th. We'll probably do the same as last year as that worked well.
So today I spent time organising labels so I can mark pencils and pens and markers and glue sticks and whatever else needs marking and some book covers. Thankfully not too many I'd have to cover. I have vivid memories from my school days having to cover loads of books and spending the whole night pretty much doing this, so am rather glad I won't have to cover too many.
Later this week we will buy stationery and school bags and then we should be all set. Then it is just organising Caitlyn's school visit days before she actually starts.
It feels unreal that Caitlyn is actually going to start big school in just a bit less than a month. In one way Caitlyn is really excited, but in another I think rather anxious. Wonder if we'll have many tears!
On the weekend Terence went out to a games evening somewhere in Lower Hutt and so Caitlyn and I decided to have a picnic supper (or tea as they say here) since we had a fairly heavy lunch.
Teddy joined us for our picnic.
|Here Teddy, I'll help you hold your spoon|
|Bianca got a certificate for attending camp|
|They had an activity book / diary (and no Bianca didn't do any writing...)|
|Bianca's wand she received at camp|
|The welcome letter and map of where they went|
|Bianca chose an owl as her pet and made "dragon eggs"|