Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Second Day of Preschool

Violet had her second day of Preschool yesterday. She settled in after only 7 minutes! Quite an improvement on her first day.

On her first day I neglected to mention that she reported to me some kids had smacked her, so on arriving to the preschool yesterday I felt I had to ask to see if this had been the case. The Manager said there had been some smacking when Violet was playing play dough.

Then on picking her up yesterday, her aide told me a child had thrown sand at her face and someone had hit her on the side of the face in two separate incidents. I know this is so called normal kiddie misbehaviour but I felt like putting my fingers in my ears and singing aloud so I couldn't hear what she was telling me. Just makes my anxiousness re-surface all over again!

Really hope all will settle and she can just get on with enjoying herself instead of worrying about who will do what to her next.

12 comments:

Alison said...

Oh Sarah - how worrying. The throwing sand wouldn't worry me as most kids do that - but hitting is not on. I really hope the preschool staff are dealing with it. Makes me wonder if any hitting goes on at preschool that I don't know about???

I hope everything settles down so she can really enjoy preschool and you can relax!!

Belinda said...

Good on you Violet for settling in so quickly!

Shame on the other kids!

Sarah said...

The throwing of sand worries me cos as you know Violet only has vision in 1 eye and if she gets sand in it, her vision will be limited or nil while it's in there and could cause further damage to her eye, plus her scleral shell can get sand between it and her eye.

Naomi said...

Yay Violet! The first few days are hard. Mitchell started school on Friday and today is the first no tears day for us.

As Belinda said, shame on the other kids! Violence is not acceptable ever to anyone. I hope something is done about that.

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Jo said...

Aww, my heart is breaking just thinking about the "bullying" incidents. Such things tend to make the mother lion in me come out. Yes, most kids do those things at some stage. On the other hand, the school should not simply pass it off as typical behavior. I hope they're making it clear to the children that such behavior will not be tolerated.
Violet seems to be as resilient as she is adorable, so I'm sure she'll get through it. Good luck!

Mazzmerise said...

its good to hear she is settling in

Kids are like that we had that at the last pre school but the teachers do try to watch as much as they can, I hope no more sand gets thrown as its not a nice thing in the eyes for anyone...

My 3 yr old hits and she has picked it up at care ARGH so annoying

Korin said...

OHHH NOOOO!! I am not happy with the sand throwing! Wow..that would make me incredibly nervous! The hitting doesn't make me happy either but I guess it is ONLY day 2of the school year. I hope they are able cut all of that behavior out. UGGH!!

Hannon! said...

Oh no! I'd be worried too! I hope things will turn around.

Rosalie said...

Oh Sarah that is horrible. Hope things get easier.

Ally said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry the other kids are being PITA, poor Violet :(

Good on you for getting on to it straight away, I hope everything settles down *hug*

n0thingbuteverything said...

Yay to Violet for settling in so well, but big thumbs down for the sand throwing/smacking etc.

I really don't understand why anyone would want to be mean to your gorgeous girl.

But then again, I also know there's always one or sometimes a few kids in a group that just don't understand about boundaries and acceptable behaviour....

I really hope that the preschool deals with it effectively and that it STOPS so that she can continue to enjoy her days at preschool.

Hugs
Dianne
xo