Friday, June 7, 2013

First Day of School

What's that you say? You thought we were through with this blog since it has so clearly been abandoned these last five months?  I think it's safe to say that posting here will not ever resume the rate or regularity of five years ago, but we'd still like to keep a documentary here of how life is going - at least some small parts of it.  So there's going to be a bit of a catch-up here - not complete, but just glimpses.

It seems we missed posting about the first day of school entirely!  Clara and Elena started full-day kindergarten in August.
 Their school is the oldest one in town - over 100 years old.
 It has a great garden, lots of fantastic teachers, and a very committed principal.
 Their teacher was Mrs. Malchi (Kelsey).  It was her first year of kindergarten, too! She was a brand new teacher, with a very fresh degree.  She is the best thing that could have happened to us.
 She was this attentive to every single child in the class, all year long.  Here she taught the girls on their first day how and where they should line up at the start of the day and after every recess.  Each class has their own line to stand on.  When they get ready to move from the line they repeat: "Two finger squeeze! (hands behind their backs, two fingers laced together).  Our voices are off!  We're walking like mice!"
 First day of school writing:

And, first post after five months, check!  That was not so hard, after all.

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