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School stories

Today’s story was

In planning time today I drew a picture on the computer using a real pen which was connected to the computer with a wire. I drew George and I drew his floppy ears but before I could draw his legs, Miss Blackie shook the tambourine so it was someone else’s turn.

We also got to see his collection of special things. Miles is enjoying having pockets to collect things in. Today we have a broken axle from a toy car, a small screw and some snapped sticks.


First day of school

Possibly the best quote ever from Miles as he was getting himself dressed for school (which he did unaided) “I can’t get my socks on, my toes are wriggling with excitement”.


Things from the first two days:

  • On picking him up from his first day Miles wanted to show us his artwork (colour mixing). As we went in to his classroom we met Miss Blackie (his teacher) who told us that he had been really good at listening.
  • Miles on the other hand told us that he had been too far away in the big playground when the bell went at the end of play time so hadn’t heard and Miss Blackie thought he’d got lost.
  • He also told us that he and Noah did fighting but they were hiding behind lots of other children so a teacher couldn’t see.
  • Noah is currently best friend, we’ve heard a lot about them playing together.
  • They get a free school lunch and their teacher eats with them which is a nice idea (possibly not if you’re the teacher).
  • At bedtime Miles told Holly “School is nothing like Nuffy Bears [nursery], it’s brilliant!”

Three rules of dinner

  1. Sit in your seat
  2. Try everything
  3. Don’t make a mess

On Friday, I set up these as the rules of dinner.  Miles liked the idea and is pretty good at following them.  He makes up new rules too and most of them are sensible ones but I’m trying to keep it to those three because that’s all we really want and it’s simple so they are more likely to be followed.

We also have the three rules of bathtime which are

      1. No splashing water out of the bath

the three rules of bedtime which Miles made up and are

  1. Daddy has to read 2 stories
  2. Put your pajamas on
  3. Stay in bed

and the rules of morning, which aren’t as catchy

  1. You can come and sleep in mummy and daddy’s bed any time
  2. You can play in your bedroom if it’s light
  3. You can only play in mummy and daddy’s room if the sun is up (on the gro clock, 0630 weekdays, 0700 weekends)

Even those ones are being followed so far.  Of course it’s fun and new at the moment, the trick is going to be sustaining them but I’m pretty hopeful.