It has been more than 2 weeks since RA entered Primary 1 at Poi Ching. I am glad she is happy so far. Yes there is homework everyday. Much more than I thought there will be. A few pages everyday on average. Even though her form teacher is a bit fierce, she is ok with her. Maybe because her FT gives out tokens as encouragement or maybe mummy is fiercer in her eyes. lol.
She enjoys buying her own food at recess. Her favourite food is the bolognaise shell macaroni from the Western Food stall. They top up with parmesan cheese and it comes with a fruit as the school has adopted healthy eating in its canteen. Every main course comes with a fruit no matter which stall you go to. I think it's a great idea. In this way, I don't have to especially pack a fruit for her in her lunch box. Great for busy working mums.
That's not to say that the canteen does not sell tidbits or crackers etc. Yes, they do sell some crispy bags or snacks. But I am fine with it. It is for us parents to teach the kids to eat food items from the food pyramid, and not to indulge too much in sugary drinks or snacks that are too salty or heaty. So far, RA has not tried buying such snacks or stationery from the bookshop. Partly because I don't give her a lot of pocket money. I give her $2 and her favourite western set costs $1.50. With $0.50 extra, she can't buy very much. But even if she does. Once in a while is fine. Everything in moderation.
After recess, her favourite thing to do is to explore the school. She loves the eco garden because there is a terrapin in the pond. She was angry at a naughty boy who threw things into the pond. She told me all the other kids nearby shouted at him to stop. I am glad that she can be kind towards animals. She even told me that she wants a terrapin for her birthday present this year.
Hope you continue to enjoy school, my not-so-little anymore but still a sweet gal.