I have been putting off thinking about her being at school for some time to be honest; I did consider home schooling but it was only for a few moments, I do not feel I am equipped with the right skills and everything that it involves to teach a child. Don't get me wrong I have taught her lots already but she needs the next step up. I would be forever worrying that I was not teaching her correctly if she was home schooled, I think I would ultimately feel a failure if she did not succeed and I had held her back from reaching her full potential. Looking further ahead there would be no way I would be able to teach her up to GCSE level so I think we have made the right decision for her to attend main stream school, as it would be an ultimately big shock to be taught at home for primary education only to attend secondary school; for me it was a choice of all or nothing.
I haven't really been too organised for Ruby starting school; I don't really know why as anyone who knows me will tell you that I like to be organised and know what needs doing and also by starting to buy the school uniform early, it helps to spread the cost out; the uniforms don't come cheap do they?
I have absolutely no idea how many jumpers, cardi's, trousers etc she will need, but I have bought the followingL
- 1 jumper
- 1 cardi
- 1 dress
- 2 summer cardis
- 1 pair of trousers
- 2 white polo shirts
I think I need to go and get a couple more polo shirts, actually thinking about it I have not even got round to getting her any school shoes, opps! well I think I am going to have to send hubbie as I may quickly running out of time, especially as I am having my knee op today and won't be able to drive for two weeks as I will also be on crutches. Oh how I am looking forward to this.... Not!