Tuesday, January 3
Back to School
She's settled in really well at school, has lots of friends and is especially fond of her teaching assistant, Mrs Stockton, who gives her an enormocuddle every morning. I still have no idea what she gets up to for most of the day, but she seems to enjoy it - especially the bit when they sing really evangelical-sounding God songs in assembly.
Some observations and achievements from the first term...
She's picked up a really bizarre, over-exaggerated Valleys accent
She can read lots of letters and words, and has her first reading book - The Red Pig
She's learnt lots of Welsh words and lots of playground games (both of which she tells me off for getting a bit wrong)
She's discovered (from eating her friend's packed lunches) that "You can get this bread, Mam, and it's all soft and white - and even the crusts are soft!"
She played a blinder of a snowflake in the Christmas play
She has been to Lucy Williams' house for tea all on her own
She asks me permission to go the toilet all the time
She must do an awful lot of running about at play time, because she has worn holes in the soles of her shoes
I miss my snail so much, but I'm so proud that she's a confident, happy little girl with lots of friends. Go Gwenster!