Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

School Tour

I took Ally for her school tour yesterday, we were very excited, or rather, I was very excited for her. Despite the high school fees, we feel that this is the right school for her. The environment is clean, the teachers are all well spoken and more importantly, the children seemed happy.

I like the way the classrooms are set up, there are different corners for varies activities. Ally was immediately drawn to the sensory corner where two other girls were busy scooping and pouring rice. The library had a good variety of books and they teach the children how to read using the Jolly Phonics program.

The school teaches a lot of the academic curriculum through play which really appealed to me. There aren’t many worksheets ( thank goodness) and the teachers do an assessment of the children’s reading skills every few months. More importantly, parents are welcomed to volunteer in the school from term 2 onwards. It’s a small school, with not more than 15 children in Ally’s class.

We really hope that Ally’s going to adapt quickly and will be happy in her new school. 2 more months and counting!




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Cake and Ice Cream

The children rarely eat cake or ice cream but since we were at a birthday party I decided to let them have a treat. Max really enjoyed the chocolate cake while Ally ate the chocolate top off her ice cream and decided she didn’t like the rest of it. * sorry for the poor photo editing


Max was the youngest at the party, but it didn't stop him from having fun



The Pork Chop attacks the cake



He did really well with the fork!



The girl who doesn't like junk food



Once the chocolate tip was finished, she didn't see the point in eating the rest of it


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Those Pesky Mosquitoes!

Ever since a new construction project has started near our home, the children and I have started to get lots of bites. Poor Ally woke up yesterday with 15 times on her arms and legs. She’s so allergic to them that her foot was so swollen. I had no choice but to give her antihistamines to give her some relief from the itch. We have a steroid cream that works really well but I hate having to medicate her unless it’s really necessary.

I’ve bought one of those vapour things for our rooms so I hope that will deter the mozzies!


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