Saad started school this week! I am so excited! We went on Monday to take his admission, the school is very close and one of my sister in law's friends is a teacher there. His first day was Tuesday, we went to drop him off and he started crying. The teacher had to carry him in. She said she would call if the crying got too bad. We stood outside for about ten minutes listening to him, then we went back to the house.
He has started a bit later than most of his cousins, who all started in nursery classes or Montessori at about three. They just put him in KG-1, because when the teacher came to try to see what he already knew, he refused to speak to her(he is generally very very shy). Now though, he is always saying "my teacher said this" and " I helped my teacher with that", so he seems to be getting over the shyness a bit.
Saad's first school work!
When we went to pick him up he was so excited! He talked nonstop all the way home and for the rest of the day. He was so excited, telling us everything he did. The next day(Wednesday) Tariq dropped him off and he cried a bit less. Thursday he cried a bit less than he did on Wednesday. MashAllah, today he didn't cry at all! He came home and immediately had to tell me how he didn't cry, and of course I made the biggest deal out of it.
He got a star on his first day's math work!
We have been practicing ABC's, 123's and we had just started teaching him Urdu letters recently at home, so he is doing pretty well in his class work. He has four subjects-English, Math, Urdu, and Islamic studies. They keep the Islamic studies pretty simple, they have a little book of question and answer that they read with the kids.