My little munchkin is now in standard 1 and in a national school. Apart from vomiting on the first day, he's been quite the little trooper. He gets RM1 per day and saves it because we pack him snacks from home. It's much healthier and cheaper that way. He also learns how to save his own money, he's quite proud that he's managed to save almost RM20.
The downside to going to Standard 1 are, of course, the larger classes. He's been spoilt at kindy where there were only fourteen students per class and you have teachers and assistants helping out. Naturally he feels a little lost in Primary School. Doesn't help that his Malay is weak (I know, I know, it's my fault). But he's improving slowly and does his homework without too many complaints.
Larger classes also mean more germs going around. He just recovered from a bout of fever and cough. The fever lasted 6 days and he's still coughing after 2 weeks. He is improving but it takes a bit of time to build back his strength and gain back the weight he lost.
Recently he's been talking about how he doesn't like his Maths teacher. I've heard how this man teaches and I have to agree that he's a bit of an &*#hole. He shouts at the students and seems to be quite rude. Teachers and parents are supposed to work together to bring up polite and considerate children and this person is not giving a good example. As long as he doesn't pick on my son directly I'm willing to let it go, if he does, then we'll have to have a few words with him. No one likes bullies whether they're kids or adults.