Subbing - My boy is off to prep next year too!
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18-09-2012 12:01 #11-
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20-09-2012 20:50 #12Senior Member
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Treat the teacher as a partner, not an enemy. Your child's teacher is not there to make your child miserable, and has a reason for the things he or she does. If you don't understand something, or your child is confused, of your child's description is confusing, ask for clarification, don't go in as an adversary.
20-09-2012 20:56 #13
subbing as this will be us next year too
20-09-2012 21:26 #14
Ask to help out, on roster and ask if they need additional help covering books etc. donate stuff. Mags, paper off cuts. I agree with the person who said not to go in all guns blazing re: issues between kids. Sometimes a 4/5 year old version of events is not always completely accurate!!!! They easily misinterpret situations.
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20-09-2012 21:29 #15
My son is in pre-primary this year. Last year (kindy) and this, they combine pencils, stationary etc.
Lunches - mine eats heaps! But make it easy to eat. He has whole apples at home but asked me to cut them up for school as he would be sitting down still eating when other kids went to play.
Other mums - I just chat to anyone I have had a couple of mums to my house or been to theirs for playdates. I have overheard a couple of *****y comments by mums but I just ignore that stuff. Some of the mums do talk to one group but I just talk to whoever is there when I get there.
Tiredness - yep, even after three terms, my little man gets sooo tired with the 5 days. Saturdays can be very emotional!
20-09-2012 21:34 #16
Make sure you drill in to your child to always put their school hat and jumper in their bag when they aren't using them. We've been lucky with DD who hasn't lost anything yet, but a friend of mine has gone thru about 3 hats and 4 jumpers (30 bucks a pop, not cheap) in the last couple of years.
Get your uniforms early to avoid the xmas/new year rush. My youngest goes to school next year as well and I already have 90% of his uniforms bought. Many parents leave it until the new year, and if your school sells it from there they will run out
20-09-2012 21:40 #17
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25-09-2012 20:37 #18
Thanks guys...I was just going to wait until prep orientation to buy his uniforms....that is next month, that won't be too late surely? I figured that's what most newbie mums would do lol
26-09-2012 08:42 #19
26-09-2012 09:07 #20-
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I went in in the last week of school to buy DD1's uniforms. Lucky for me I got the last 2 size 4 tunics they will ever stock. DD2 will be wearing them, as they are still too big, and I will get DD1 size 6's (she fits the 4 perfect so hoping the 6 doesn't look too ridiculous). We had a cold snap the second week of school last year and lots of mum's hadn't bought jumpers yet so the kids were wearing whatever they had at home. Make sure you've got the main part of the uniform though!
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