Well, its the end of the first week and i suppose it could have been worse. But also could have been much much better. I guess I am a little angry with the school but then also a little angry with myself too for putting him in this situation.
The children have to buy there own meal tickets every Friday for the following weeks meals. If parents were allowed inside the school gates I would help him do it. But I was only allowed in the school on his first day which was last Friday. As I am not allowed in I wrongly asumed they would help him do this as he has no idea where to go or what he is doing once there. When he finished school today he had no ticket so in theory he will not get fed at school next week, but trust me he WILL be fed as I will make sure of it. Getting angry now as they really should (in my eyes) have made sure he was ok, or at least get somebody to "buddy" him so that he was sorted for next week.
However, at the end of the day he is the first full english child to go to that school, his teacher speaks no English at all and for that I feel it may also be my fault for putting him in that situation. Maybe the school has no idea how to cope with him either. But I will be trying to speak to them on Monday to put in place a plan of action to see how they can help with the language and also with a kind of buddy system as it seems he gets a little left out at play times too. Rather than help him mix they feel sorry for him and dump him playing spider solitaire on a PC instead, for me this is not the right way to go.
He still cries every morning when i take him to the gates and this too makes me a little angry as well as sad. I am obviously sad for him as i can see how upset he is. However i then get frustrated as he is upsetting me and his mum, sounds silly i know. Its just sometimes i think maybe, just maybe they milk it a little bit more than they have to for the sympathy.
He has a friend who plays with him at break times as he speaks English which helps but if he cant find this kid or he is in a game with others then it again makes him cry.
I speak to him very openly and its seems the 2 reasons he crys are 1) he doesn't like me leaving him at the gates. 2) he doesnt undetstand a thing when people speak to him. I guess a few more little things will sneak out along the way but i am also confident we can make it to the end as one of the problems can be sorted. I cant really afford private after school lessons but i guess i'll just have to find the money from somewhere.
Not really looking forward to Sunday night as i know he'll be worrying about school then. So ill keep you posted on Monday night.