Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mummy’s entry – Rye Li’s going to kindy soon

I have to say, my kids being at the daycare sure has made it easier for me in terms of finding a school for them. I didn’t even have to scout for one, I just asked Aunty Ng (the daycare owner) for recommendations which she has mentioned a few and also knowing this mom at the daycare (who happened to be a blogger too), I made up my mind to send Rye Li to the same kindergarten as her kids. I didn’t even know where this kindy is located until a few weeks back. I only know that it’s near the daycare and hence, I don’t have to worry about transporting Rye Li as Aunty Ng can arrange that.

I initially wanted to start Rye Li in kindy this year but Aunty Ng said that it is not necessary since they do teach her the basic stuff at the daycare. In fact, I didn’t realize that Rye Li has homework done at the daycare until towards the end of last year when I was given a thick file of all Rye Li’s work for the year! LOL!

Rye Li learnt her ABCs, 123s, some basic reading through flashcards, writing, maths, drawing, colouring, painting, etc all at the daycare. This mom of hers is plain too lazy to teach her this. Earlier this year, out of the blue, I just tested her with “1+1?” and not expecting much from her, she immediately replied “2”. Surprised, I continued with “1+2?” and she replied “3”….so I thought she remembers them in sequence so I randomly pick any number and went “1+8?” and she replied “9” and so on.

Anyway, Rye Li will be starting kindy next month and she will be at kindy for 2 years before she starts wearing the dark blue pinafore. Since her birthday falls on 31st December, the moment she turns 6 years old, she would start standard 1. And she will definitely be the baby of the class.

And this is also a new chapter for me…can’t believe my baby has grown so big (I don’t even want to think of the day when she leaves my nest for good!) [also, I cannot believe how expensive schooling can be! sigh!]


twin said...

pretty quick huh. remembered her as a baby and now going to kindy. sniff sniff. my girl too .. next yr in std 1. tsk tsk .. how time flies. which reminds me .. i'm getting older. :(

Health Freak Mommy said...

Rye Li is SO smart, not even 4yo and can do simple addition. Way to go girl!

A Mom's Diary said...

The daycare is really good, to the extent of teaching the children basic reading, writing, numbers, etc. Even Yiu Yiu's kindy has not taught additions/substractions in their 4yo class. My sister is due in March, and is scouting for a babysitter. Maybe I should get Aunty Ng's contact from you and let her know this option.

KittyCat said...

Hey, she's good! I don't think Lucas can even do addition yet :P I'm kind of worried for when he starts school because this boy can't sit still!

huisia said...

wow she is so smart, can't believe she knows doing addition in such a young age!

ryeli said...

twin - don't remind me how old i'm getting! :(..yes, they grow up too fast!

hfm - thanks!

a mom's diary - let me know if you need her contact. u need to book (subject to availability) as she only has 5 baby cots in the baby room and hence, will not take more than 5 baby at any time.

kittycat - i'm sure lucas will adapt to school. he was doing fine in china!

hui sia - thanks! actually, all thanks to the daycare! ;)

Mummy to QiQi said...

and kindy's price keeps on going up yearly :( cannot imagine our expenses when my twin goes to school later on..

Zara's Mama said...

mummy got cry ah? When you send Ryeli to school?