My son cant wait to start school

Australia
January 14, 2009 5:10am CST
My son asked me when he is starting school. I told him after christmas. Now he cant wait to start school every day he asks when he is starting school it is so cute I hope he continues to like going. I was like him I was so upset that I could not go but my sister could I loved school (for few years anyway). Did you like going to school? How about you kids? Any interesting stories? My son was very upset that his uniform was not yellow but its blue and green. Now he has his school bag packed and ready for school and he is not starting till 2nd of feb. Oh and he want to be picked up by bus (not a chance)
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Wow! that's great. I do hope that he doesn't have a bad experience on the first day of school so that he won't lose interest in schooling. What did you do to make him so excited about schooling? I could remember my brothers throwing tantrums on the first day of school, whew quite traumatic!
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• Australia
14 Jan 09
I wish I knew what I did :)))) He has mild Autism and has been going to different groups to help him. We even send him to child care (huge mistake) that set him back big time very bad experience. When he started kinder I had to go with him as he cried so much it wasnt fair on him and me. At the end we could not stay 1 min at school when we droped him off he told us to go home and live him alone. I bet his teachers have a major part in why he liked it so much and plus the long holiday we took overseas changed him 100%. But it is wonderful to see him wanting to go to school and loving school even with his little problems that he has.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Oh yeah! That's definitely a huge change there, I hope he continues loving school.. why was sending him to the Child Care a big mistake?
• Australia
15 Jan 09
Before child care he loved going out shoping, visiting friends, meeting new people all that. We started toilet training and he was doing great. He loved playing with kids. We took him to child care that was suposed to be the best one around. They didnt take him to the toilet so when he got home he would pee forever thats how full he was. If he didnt ask for something they would not give it to him (he was 3 and only said about 80 words at the time). They never gave him water. Once I went to pick him up they were outside he took me by the hend to go to the toilet after he went he had 3 glasses of water. They didnt give him his lunch (I only noticed this after he came home few times and ate like a pig I asked if he eats there they told me no he does not like the food then I started sending lunch from home and they didnt give it to him). After 2 months of child care (he went 1 a week) we took him out as he was scared to live the house and hated the place even the streets that we took to get there. He was a changed boy. God only knows what happened there.
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• United States
15 Jan 09
That's an adorable guy. It is good that children gets interested with school without us prodding them to do such thing. It would be good that you have given him crayons, papers and pencils and reading materials to give him a little bit of exposure of what real school would be. Just a suggestion to nourish to keep the enthusiasm in him.;-) I did start school at 5. I wanted to go to first grade at 6 but they required first grade at my time to be 7 so I was upset that I couldn't go to school. It's a good thing that my mom sent me to another pre-school. I was always interested with school that when I was in first grade ym teacher assigned me as class leader most of the time. I always had good memories of my school days.;-)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
My son has lots of books and crayons and all that he loves it he pretends he is reading or just listens when I read. He is very interested in school
• United States
15 Jan 09
You have a cool boy. That is really wonderful! Good luck.;-)
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
hello violeta_va, Good for you for your son is showing much interest in going to school already. When our eldest was four years old, he started to go to school too. T'was a Day Care actually and he was so excited as your son too. During his first two weeks, it was really a disaster for most of his classmates were crying. They don't like their mother's to be outside. So their teacher let their moms stay with them for a week after that they will stay outside already. So after a week, there was no improvement yet. And because of this his classmates kept on crying still. My son told me one morning that he doesn't like to go to school anymore for his classmates were noisy and always crying. So what we did is to ask him if he likes to go to other school. And he agreed. We looked for another school that luckily he was able to adjust at once, gain some friends that until still his friends.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
That is a great story. I agree that parents should stay if they can with the child because you dont want your child to hate school from the start. Schools should have plans for such kids like they had in my sons kinder. I stayed with my son and started to remove my self bit by bit. They will send me to get the mail while he watched. They will send me to make coffee, or to the local store. Or help another child so he knew I was there but I wasnt with him the whole time. It worked with us. Another child in his group was a different story he would cry every day and so will his mother and they would both cry for 30 min every day, by the end of the year I wanted to slap her.
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
15 Jan 09
:) aww it is so good to hear such a thing! I also loved the school when I had started primary school. My love for my school and studying lead me to be the best student of my primary school and I was graduated with a 1st degree after 8 years. However, the life is not as funny as it looks in the childhood and I wish I had always stayed in 1st class, at my 6th age.
• Australia
15 Jan 09
I was the top studen in my generation as well but that didnt make me love school always. I became lazy with school just because I knew I could do it ( get great grades) how silly was I thinking the way I did. oh well it is to early to start thinking about my sons grades he is only doing prep this year
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
14 Jan 09
I couldn't wait for school to. But I got bored of it after the first few years when it became more of a routine. Sure, meeting your new friends was great but learning all those things wasn't that much fun when you get bad grades for something that you don't understand and are supposed to learn. One would assume that they actually would teach you how it works instead of giving you a 1/10 for not understanding something. :/ Anyway, school is fun for the first few years and still fun for the rest of your life even if it becomes a little boring and starts to get on your nerves. :/
• Australia
14 Jan 09
That was me as well but even with my excelent grades I got bored after few years and it was the fact that was 5 days a week
@kezabelle (2985)
14 Jan 09
My daughter just started school Jan 6th its not been easy she found it quite unsettling but is slowly making new friends and enjoying the oppurtunities school gives her! She loves her uniform though but will no way wear a skirt she was adimant about that so trousers it is! Her little sister misses her like crazy though and loves walking to pick her up in the afternoon and always has a big hug ready for her big sister
• Australia
14 Jan 09
That is so cute how much they love each other. I am 4 years younger then my syster and I was her doll and she used to treat me like one :))))) My son wants to wear his uniform now (after all the crying about it not been yellow) but I dont even have everything and its already $204 so its only for school. I will allow him to wear it few days before school to get used to it.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I don't remember much about my attitude toward school at a young age. My youngest child hated being away from me when he was little. So he cried everyday and made it difficult for me. He had a great teacher so that made it somewhat easier. Even when he was littler and went to daycare he would get so upset he would make himself sick. He has grown out of it now that he is nine. He doesn't mind so much going to school. It's the getting up early he hates.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
My nephew who is also 9 now I dont know if he cried but he was very upset because he is so close to my sister he still hates been away from her and hates school but the strange thing is he is a great student.
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
14 Jan 09
Well I liked school up until Junior high school. I really loved school when I was younger, it was where I knew I would get to see my friends even if I was grounded,LOL. I know that my daughter is pretty excited to be starting school next year, I'm just a little concerned about her little sister. They grew up together and yet Cloe is the youngest and she isn't going to be able to start at the same time as her sister. I am hoping that I'll be able to keep her busy enough so that she won't notice it so much. I am sure that your son will love going to school. He'll probably drive you nuts after a while,LOL.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
you are so like me up untill I was about 10 I loved going to school but after that more work more responcibility less time to play and I hated it. My sister is 4 years older so I had to wait a long time till I started school and boy was I a pain in the a$$ asking questions on stealing her books.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
14 Jan 09
That's sweet. Sometimes young kids do get excited about going to school because it makes them feel more grown up. Hopefully the school he's attending will provide a warm and safe environment for learning and growing. I, personally, never really liked going to school. My mom can tell some horror stories about the difficulty she had just getting me up in the mornings; I've always had a tendency towards sleeping late which doesn't jive well with school schedules (or most work schedules, unfortunately). I can't really remember what I thought of school itself when I was just starting, but I felt like it was too much pressure as I got older...OK, part of that pressure I put on myself because I was obsessed with making my parents proud. I've always enjoyed learning on my own more.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
Yes he feels grown up because we say to him big boys go to school the other day he said to me that he was not a child but I grown up. And plus we say it to him all the time that he is going to be a big brother very soon. Horror stories hmmmm I am a femail and I used to fight the boys my mother was called few times.
@manya_pearl (1905)
• Singapore
14 Jan 09
hehe.... your kid is so excited. Its nice... He is the same like me, when i was kid... I did really like to go to school, because most of my neighbor has children that already enter kindergarten and elementary. By looking at those kids walking in the street go to the school with the feeling proud of their uniform, they made me feel envy. I was really wanna be like them. They were awesome in such uniform. I asked my mom if i can enter kindergarten, but my mom allowed me when i reach 4 years old. I can still recall i joined the dancing competition and i won 3rd place. But i wonder, i dont like dancing since elementary... hahah If someday i'll have a kid like yours... i wanna bring him to the school, and ask the head and teacher,if its ok if my son just sitting inside, just to introduce him what class is... But if they wont allow me, im going to buy books with cartoon and pictures about animals and other kindergarten books, and become his first teacher. your kid must be excited to learn new things. I know, he must be excited to learn something. let him become one... try to teach him by simply telling about animals and plants. There are many books about learning activity for kinder. You can be his first teacher... bring him to the zoo and teach him how the animals life etc... or go to the lake, and simply explain about the flowers and insects there... how it grows and why we can find fish... at least you become his first teacher, and she become more confident when he enters the first formal education with new faces, the teachers and new friends.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
I dont think he is excited about learning but playing and making new things. They have so many toys there (its prep he starts grade 1 next year) they do a lot of preparation for school but they play a lot and learn that way. But even in kinder he learned a lot even if it was following ruls and things like that.
• China
14 Jan 09
Hi,your son is so lovely. I did not like going to school when I was a student.I hoped the holiday would come very soon.But i would miss my classmates when in a half of the holiday,haha.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
Thanks. I was the same in high school I could not wait for the holidays and then mid way I would start missing my friends but by the end (we had 3 months off for summer) I felt sick thats how much I didnt like school. Primary school I loved it
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
That is certainly a great attitude. It is really great to notice our children getting excited for school and enjoying the activities at school. I am also very happy considering that my child is also very much into going to school. He talks a lot about what they do and the lessons they have discussed. He also is very proud to show me if he perfects the exams and quizes. He is still in Nursery 2.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
I have no idea what Nursery 2 is but boy if he likes quizes and exams then you have no problems at all my dear. My son has a whole wall at home and a pack of blue tack to stick his pictures on the wall for all to see. He loves spelling only he does not know how to so every word is a o t h c or something like that. At least he gets the point.
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 09
It's so cute of your son. It's good that he likes to go to school that much. I still remember I like to go to school when I was young, as there were many friends in the school, and I enjoyed having fun with them. Also, I liked the teachers and I liked to learn. Also, taking the school bus to school was fun too, as I liked the bus driver also. I do not have any kids yet, but I plan to let my kids go to school when they are 4 years old, as it's good for them to have fun and communicate with others, and also learn something new in school.
• Australia
14 Jan 09
My son will be 6 in April and he is starting prep I had the option to start him last year but I didnt want to and thank god I didnt as he was not ready. They dont have bus here and we live close to the school but he would have loved it (he tells me the bus will come pick him up and I would wait outside to wave)
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
14 Jan 09
I think that's great, violeta. Your son was really dedicated I believe. LOL. I remembered when the first time I should go to school, instead of being excited, I was scared and cried all the way to school. I hated it when I was younger and I hope when I have kid they would not inherit that from me. LOL. Best wishes for your son and keep posting. Happy myLotting violeta
• Australia
14 Jan 09
If you were in my class I would have ben laughing at you. :)))) I was so proud when I started school I felt so grown up. Well when you have kids talk positive things about school and they wont be the same as you.