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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saying Goodbyes

Her school term ended on 30th November. She bade goodbye to her teachers and some friends. 
Each new year is a new beginning, new teacher and new friends. Some of her friends have left for other preschools and there'll be new friends from new enrollments.

The preschool had a party for the kids on the last day of school. I sensed some sadness in her. She hardly talked but I know what's on her mind. She hates to bade goodbye, be it to friends, family or teachers. Just like a song I remember singing in my younger days..

so long, farewell, it's time to say goodbye
i wish, you will, remember us in time

She had 2 very caring teachers - Teacher Mila and Teacher Mernie 

Teacher Mila, on the left, is Amber's class teacher. She has been very patient with Amber, who's always seeking her attention. Things didn't go smoothly for the first few months and many instances, Amber was sent to the Principals' room. :(
Her patience paid off and Teacher Mila eventually learnt how to deal with a very manja Amber who always demands her attention and insists to sit on her lap while she's teaching.

Teacher Mernie, the sweet young girl on the right, is a trainee teacher assisting Teacher Mila. She's currently taking a course on children education. She's leaving for another kindie closer to her college. On her last day, she gave each kid a momento for keepsakes and Amber got a hairtie from her.

This is Teacher Jo, the principal, a very kind and caring teacher/principal who is also a substitute for Teacher Mila if she is away. We discuss a lot on Amber's development and behavior. Quite a few times, we made a pact on dealing with Amber, especially the concert occasion where she wasn't happy with her concert costume. Teacher Jo spoke to me and we both 'pakat' and bluffed Amber her costume looks more 'princess' than others.. LOL ! She's one funny but wise lady and I look forward to seeing her again next year.

Above all, I thank the teachers and principal for co-operating with me in dealing with her allergy issues. 

Come  2011, Amber will be upgraded to the upstairs class for 5 year old's and she is looking forward although she sometimes tells me she will miss Teacher Mila and Teacher Mernie a lot :)

haih.. this girl can get very sentimental and emotional....

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.