Flea’s first school report: the highlights

Flea has now finished her first year at pre-school, and her teacher dropped off her file today.

This includes a regular school report. Apparently, Flea is a “lovely little girl who is polite and sensible at all times”.

But the file also includes dozens of Flea’s drawings together with lots of photographs the staff have taken throughout the year. Each photo is accompanied by a little anecdote to tell me what she was doing and saying at that particular moment.

It’s a really, really lovely idea – especially since if I ask Flea what she did at pre-school between the hours of 9am and 5pm the answer is usually “I can’t remember” or a detailed recollection of the lunch menu!

I thought I’d share my favourite photo and anecdote from the file.

So young to learn the harsh lesson that boys often get your hopes up, only to be distracted by something more exciting:



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Just a Mum
    21st July 2009 / 9:10 pm

    Oh, that’s so cute – I bet you’re really proud of little Flea.

  2. 21st July 2009 / 9:13 pm

    That is lovely! We had a similar report but unfortunately we don’t get to keep it as it goes to the school.

  3. 21st July 2009 / 9:58 pm

    Very sweet. That’s the sort of thing that will be so lovely to look back on when she is older too.

  4. Sally
    22nd July 2009 / 10:21 am

    I know – I plan to use the “Felicity was desperate to dress up as a pixie” page as leverage when she’s a troublesome teenager. “Be home by 9pm, or I’ll post this on Bebo”

  5. 22nd July 2009 / 11:22 am

    Just loved this. Mine are growing up so fast so it is wonderful when teachers/carers etc go out of their way to help you capture the moments you miss. My eldest, The Boy, still at the great age of 6 give me a detailed account of his day always starting with what he had for lunch – it is clearly a high spot!

  6. 22nd July 2009 / 2:02 pm

    That is so sweet. My sister always used to turn up to collect my nephew from nursery and every day without fail he would be wearing the pink ballet tutu.

  7. Sally
    22nd July 2009 / 2:36 pm

    I like a man with an individual sense of style.

  8. 22nd July 2009 / 2:38 pm

    What a lovely thing for the pre-school to do.
    I love the photo of Flea – all dressed up, nowhere to go!