Hi there! Happy May to you! It’s worker’s day here in Nigeria and I’ve been getting a little rest and also catching up on some work. Can you believe it’s the fifth month of the year already? I can! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that April Read more…
Hello there! I am so glad to be done with training and to have a little more time to share on here. As you know, I had grand dreams of sharing our experiences with you through out my recently concluded AMI 3-6 training, but reality hit, and I prioritized time Read more…
I know I’m jumping ahead but I shattered my iPhone with all the pictures from the first weekend and second week. I’ve been waiting to get it back to post but every day I go to pick it up and it’s not ready. My back up phone has a very small memory and is already full of picture so here goes.
Warning: This post contains A LOT of pictures… the grandparents appreciate it 🙂
A summary of our second week: A few highs and many lows. The week started off wrong. I worked on my school notes until 2am and then cooked and cleaned till 3am. Right as I was about to go to bed, Metu woke up. They both sleep really well and only ever wake up if hungry. I tried ignoring Metu to see if he would go back to bed and then Solu woke up at 4am and said he wanted cereal because he was hungry. We finally went back to bed close to 6 and so I started the week on less than 2 hours of sleep. It was a tough week but I’ll write about it later. So on to the weekend!
We arrived Perugia on Tuesday. Classes had already started on Monday so we had to get right on it. We went to bed at 7.30. I woke up at 4.30am to shower, prepare breakfast, snack and lunch for the boys and prepare our clothes and bags for the day. I woke them up at 7.30 and got them ready and fed for the day. Metu’s caregiver arrived at 8am and Solu and I left to catch the bus at 8am. This was our basic morning routine everyday.
We got to school and I went to register Solu. He took one week of summer camp last year and he has the same teacher he had then. She is really sweet and patient. There are about 9-10 children in his class and it is called the primavera (class). The children are 2-3yrs old. The school does not accept children younger than 2. He did well in the morning but started looking for me and crying after their music session. His teacher brought him over to the training center and he stayed for a while but kept trying to talk to me which was disruptive so I took him back and stayed with him till he settled in again. This was basically how everyday went. It was a little tiring for me and I really hope next week goes better. The teachers thought he did very well as children are usually gradually phased in and not expected to spend the whole day from the beginning.
He enjoyed working with playdough, sewing and gluing. He also enjoyed helping the assistant clean up and return the cart to the kitchen after lunch. He did this on several days and talked about it when we got home.
We are back in Perugia so I can complete my AMI 3-6 training. I took a lot of pictures last year but never got around to writing posts.
This time, I want to do a better job of documenting our experience and so will do be posting a lot of pictures with or without text. So here goes!
This is a preview to Month 4. I typed up this observations at 15 weeks. Hopefully this gives you some ideas on how I observed and what I looked for. From birth, I spent most of my time observing him. It guided me on how to prepare and modify his environment Read more…
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! It has been a joy getting to know you all and letting you into our lives this year. Wishing you a Good Life now and always! 💛💛💛
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