I’m sure I wasn’t the only parent who was a little bit nervous about receiving their child’s school report this month (I know some are still waiting!) – for us, not only was it our first experience of ‘the report’ but it was also our first real opportunity to see how Meg had gotten on since we made the decision to move halfway through the school year.
So many people had said to us that we needn’t worry, that children are so adaptable at her age, but there was also just that little tingle of worry…would she have made the transition okay?
I saw many parents standing in the playground, ripping into the tell-tale brown envelopes, desperate for news of how their child or children had fared in the school year but I managed to make it all the way to the car before curiosity got the best of me.
I’ll admit, I shed a little tear when I read the comments about Meg. It’s strange, hearing someone else tell you about your child. Remarks such as ‘Meg shows good control and co-ordination’ is not something I would ever have said about Meg if you had asked me and it’s interesting to discover the differences between the Meg we get to experience at home and the one at school.
Other comments made me laugh out loud, ‘Meg loves being creative and spontaneously sings songs’…that sounds much more like the Meg I know!
She achieved ‘exceeding’ level in each of her Early Learning Goals apart from numbers where she received ‘expected’…clearly she takes after me (the woman who still counts on her fingers…) and not her Daddy who works with numbers all day long.
Of course, I know that this is just the beginning of her time in school and that much can change, including her interests and strengths but I am just so proud of how well she has done. She really is our bright little spark and we couldn’t be more pleased with her report.