Monday, March 2, 2009

Progress

I've told you before that Adelle is now attending playschool haven't I? Well, we never got a chance to have a chat with the principal of the school to find out how Adelle was doing. The routine's usually either my wife or I would show up at the school and just get out of the car, take Adelle from one of the teachers, and be on our home. We don't quite have the opportunity to just spend some time to chat then because all of the teachers and the principal herself would be busy keeping an eye on the children as they wait for their parents. I know I wouldn't have time too if I had take care of over 20 active children with only a handful of adults with me!

Anyway, my wife suggested that we call the principal today just to get some updates on Adelle's progress at school. And she happily volunteered me for the job. How nice of her! So, I called the principal and asked how Adelle was doing at school and she said that Adelle's progressed a lot since the first day - from crying every time she'd lay her foot on the school grounds right out of the car to the almost weep-free day nowadays. Adelle is eating well, she's learning well (quite advanced for her class I'm told), and is generally obedient.

But, I was also told that her temperament still needs some fine tuning. I didn't pursue what the principal meant by that but I can guess. I was also told that she isn't quite interested as well when it comes to colouring, probably a result of my wife and I introducing crayons to her quite early. But, the principal tells me that the teachers still try to keep her occupied and on task which I felt was good.

Adelle looks as if she enjoys school. When we pick her up, we'd ask her what she did and she'd respond quite positively. No more tantrums of not wanting to go to school. I think she is also rather fond of a particular Teacher Kevin there as she always mentions his name whenever there is talk about the teachers at the school.

I'm actually amazed sometimes at the knowledge that this two-year old daughter of mine has, especially in her language ability. I think some of the words and sentences she uses can even rival a kid far older than her.

But, that may be a biased opinion of course. After all, I'm her dad. :)

9 comments:

maslight said...

*giggles, punya cute. What? she dun like coloring? XD Why? XD Coloring is fun! XD *conteng conteng

Miss Mathew said...

U GO GURL! (meant for Adelle ah ;)

chegu carol said...

you are not bias. (well maybe a little)
i think adelle is gonna be way advance than some kids older than her.

Christine Toh said...

Adele is a very clever girl :-)

Perry R. Lim said...

maslight: she's not into colouring, but she likes drawing!

Perry R. Lim said...

miss matthew: yeah, obviously. I can't be a 'gurl' now, can I? :)

Perry R. Lim said...

chegu carol: maybe. but there's a bad side to that...

Perry R. Lim said...

christine: i'm sure you'll be surprised by the kinds of things she can talk about...once she's warmed up to you.

Ann said...

"Don't disturb Adelle." :D

 
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