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We have been busy a bit lately in school. The parents are more invloved lately. I started attending a wee bit of a class to be aware of what my son is learning in school now and how I can help to continue his learning at home. I really enjoy and in awe of how much the school is making sure that the parents knows how to support learning.

Last Monday I assisted with the other parents on walking the kids to the library. It was fun in spite of the rain. The kids' spririts are up and no rain can bring it down. They read books and were introduce to how library works. My son & I usually stay in there before so he knows his way around as so with the other kids who we know from outside school cuz we have been playing with the in the library's playgroup.

And we are going to have another session of how to help with phonics.

And in support to the Children In Need campaign they will have a onesie in school day! And my son is so excited of that. He will be wearing his minion onesie and I know it is going to be very very fun for him!

I am an outsider a lot of times in this country and I have written a lot about that. Mostly because of my own fault in not joining and attending events. Blogging related included because I am too shy. But when of course it is needed for my son's development shyness be gone and I will join and get involved in the best way that I can.

Participate is my word of the week but I have a feeling that it will be my word of the school year days.

The Reading Residence


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Nov. 21st, 2014 11:48 am (UTC)
That is so lovely to hear. It's such a good way of getting to make friends by participating in school activities x
Nov. 21st, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
Well done! It's nice to get involved isn't it? And this will also help you meet other people as well ;) #wotw.
Nov. 21st, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
Participation is a great word, it sounds like you've had a great week x #WotW
Nov. 21st, 2014 01:55 pm (UTC)
Good for you!
Sometimes it's hard to put yourself out there, out of your comfort zone, but often you feel better for it and benefit as much as you benefit others :) €PoCoLo
Nov. 21st, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC)
That's so lovely that you can participate. I am jealous because as I work full time I won't get to do these things. #PoCoLo My Travel Monkey
Nov. 21st, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
A lovely word, and this all sounds very positive. I've enjoyed 'participating' in things with Boo starting school, too. You're right, we may not do things for ourselves, but go that extra mile for our little ones. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
Kim Carberry
Nov. 21st, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
What a great word! So positive! Glad to hear you are getting involved and are meeting new people! I'm so happy for you x
Wandering Wren
Nov. 21st, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Nothing like being in a onesie to have everyone enjoying the fun. Glad your school encourages parent participation it is a great way to help you feel like you belong.
Wren x
Nov. 21st, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
What a good word! I find it's taking the leap that's the biggest fear, and things always work out so much better when you do. Sometimes I back out and spend my time regretting it, so I'm trying to make a much more concerted effort.
It sounds like you've found a great way to make yourself at home.
Samantha P
Nov. 21st, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
That's fab Merlinda! I feel quite bad for not being more involved in my son's school life now, but having said that I think there is a session coming up where I can go along and see school in action. Also the session on phonics and how they teach reading that I missed, they sent home the notes for everyone who didn't get a chance to go so that was something although I have been a bit slack - bad mummy! I need to encourage him more about reading but I just think it's going to be hard work with him and I put it off. The onesie for Children in Need sounds fun - JJ's school did a 'wacky hair day' :-) X #wotw
Nov. 21st, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
Life at 139a
That's a lovely post Merlinda, hope things continue to go well for you x
Nov. 22nd, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
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What a great word Merlinda! Must feel nice to be on the inside after feeling like an outsider! Hugs #PoCoLo
Morgan Prince
Nov. 22nd, 2014 10:29 am (UTC)
It's great that you were able to go on the trip to the library with the school. It gave you a chance to see how they teach, which is always useful. As for the shyness, I've always been a bit like that and it is difficult to fight. I'm sure you'll get out there when you're ready! :)
Muddling Through
Nov. 22nd, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a great time at the library and your son is very lucky to have you put him first even when you feel shy :-)
Have a great weekend
Amy x
Nov. 22nd, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
This has really made me smile Merlinda, so pleased to read that you're feeling more involved x #WotW
Sara (@mumturnedmom)
Debbie Roberts
Nov. 22nd, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
So glad you have found the courage to participate for your sons sake. I am very reserved, but have had to make more of an effort to participate in things for the sake of the children.

Unfortunately we don't have a library where we live and as my daughter is a proper bookworm have sent a small fortune on books for her (she has a Kindle, but much prefers real books).

I hope you continue to participate and enjoy life in the UK.
Louise George
Nov. 22nd, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
Participate is a fabulous word for your week and I am so glad that you are getting involved in school activities and helping to support his learning. Hope he enjoyed dressing up in his minion onesie :-)
Nov. 22nd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Well done for joining in - and 'participate' is a great word for you. It must be really hard to get involved with things when you feel like an outsider here but I hope that you feel like less of an outsider the more that you participate!
Louisa Addison
Nov. 23rd, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
It can be hard to participate in events, especially when you are shy so well done for doing it both for yourself and for your son x
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