Yesterday my teachers from Giant School came to visit me. They needed plenty of reassurance before the term starts on Friday because it's important, don't you know, that they feel happy and settled from the very beginning?
I, Faris the Rascal, was happy to oblige.
As soon as I saw their car draw up outside, I was there at the front door, ready to welcome them. There is nothing so
powerful as a warm welcome. Daddy had managed to persuade Tala and Lilia to have a nap while The Teachers were here which was, IMHO, a Very Good Thing because there is no doubt that the presence of The Twinkles might have been disruptive. Tala would have been
telling them what type of animal (tiger or gee-raff) they were and Lilia would have been running about like One Possessed. It would have been difficult to help The Teachers feel comfortable amid such mayhem. Obviously, if I hadn't been given the responsibility
for preparing The Teachers for the new term, I would have been rampaging about with My Girls and leading Mummy a merry dance but I was determined to do my best and make my parents proud of me.
I had prepared an Important Bag to show The Teachers. Mummy and I agreed that it would help The Teachers to have something to talk about with me, in case they felt shy. Well, Mummy didn't suggest they might be shy, that was
my idea. I am getting extremely good at understanding other people’s feelings, especially if they are at all like me. I also thought it would be better if I didn't express too many of my opinions - of which, as you know, I have lots - until they get
to know me better. I don't want to scare them off, after all. Not before the term has even started.
Mummy said I could put whatever I wanted in the Important Bag
but then, when I tried to fit in all my dinosaurs (of which I have a great many) she suggested maybe one of each would be best. The dinosaurs were a real ice-breaker, as I had hoped they would be. One of The Teachers lined them all up on the floor which I
thought was extremely clever of her. However she did get the name of one of the dinosaurs wrong so I had to put her right, though I did it nicely as I didn't want to upset her. She complimented me on my knowledge of all things Dinosaur Related. I wouldn't
be a bit surprised if The Teachers ask me to take over the teaching of any lessons about dinosaurs. I will be Well Up For It.
Also in the Important Bag, I had
my certificate and medal from the Summer Reading Challenge, lots of photos of my family and all the “Good Luck” cards people have sent me. I didn't get the impression that The Teachers had received any Good Luck cards which seems a pity because
it would surely make them look forward to the new school year. I just hope someone in their family is thoughtful enough to send them one, perhaps a Paw Patrol card would suit?
Nor did they seem to have given much thought to their uniform. I showed them my special T Rex shoes and my Batman lunch box - just to give them a few ideas, basically, in case their mothers hadn't taken them shopping yet. There's still time, I suppose,
but they'd better get a move on.
The Teachers have left me a white board on which I can practise my letters. I was sorry I didn't have anything to give them in
return as I'm sure they need practice as much as I do. I could have given them one of my dinosaurs each but they are all pretty special to me and by the time I thought about it, they'd left, saying how much they were looking forward to seeing me on Friday
I am sure you will agree that nobody could have done more to help ease The Teachers into the new school year. Based on yesterday’s visit,
I think we are going to get along Just Fine.