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Thursday, 16 July 2015

End of Year Tears

Summer Holidays are H-E-R-E

It only seems like such a short time ago that Miss B was starting her journey into school
with her first day at Nursery.

Now she is finishing up with Infants school 
and about to start a whole new chapter 
of her education adventure 
in the Junior school.

This week has brought back some long forgotten memories for me,
Saying goodbye to old school friends
and being more than a wee bit nervous about
starting a new school and making new friends.

Things seem very different from that now.
(Teachers seem a lot more friendly for one.)
There are transition days held within the schools 
and the children are given several opportunities to meet their new teachers before term starts in September.
This seems to give the children a huge confidence boost.

It has been such a hectic couple of weeks at home.
There has been an end of term pirate party (great fun).
Leavers concerts 
(which I sobbed through the entire thing).
Visits to the schools 
and the opportunity to look at their work from this past year,
and of course deciding on thank-you gifts 
for teachers.

This year Miss. B wanted to be very hands on with this, 
and quite rightly so.

We eventually decided on some painted 'keepsake' apples,
hand made thank you cards,
and a 'little' something from Cath Kidston 
(never fails to please).

The apples were great fun to decorate and 
provided a fun filled weekend
of getting messy together.

Hopefully a handmade gift will mean something special for her teachers.
I think she will always treasure these early school day memories,
and her teachers have been such an integral part of this.
(and of course, me being me, I had to go a little bit
overboard on the gift bags too.)

We painted the same rosy apples on the front of gift bags,
with a personalised touch
of a matching gift tag and ribbon.

I did feel quite proud of all our hard work when they were finished.

Well, all that remains for me to do is 
wish you a very happy
and fun packed Summer, 
whatever you have planned.

Until next time,

Enjoy your Summer.

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