UPDATE: September 12, 2013 Today after school, I had Soren do a little homework by reading his pages. He was tired and really wanted to just watch TV and not have me tape him. Ha!! But I must say that he really impresses me with his reading skills at age 5 1/2! I know, I know, gloating Mom!!
Today was the first day of school for Soren. Like many of the kids, he was eager to get his day started with his friends fresh with a hair trim. Up early, dressed & excited to start year One (1st grade back in the States). Other kids, were all tears at drop off.
Maebh also had a home visit from Miss Samuels & Sheila Ingles, the nursery teacher. It was great to have them here to explain the process for Maebh and see her living situation, favorite toys, etc. It was a nice home visit and they are just such great teachers. Soren loved them last year in Reception and I know Maebh will too. She’ll start the school year with 5 kids in Reception and 5 kids in Nursery. In January a few more will start and again after Easter, a whopping 7 more will start so they’ll be 12 of them in all. So more than double it was from the start but in reality such a low number when you consider area schools and crisis’s with too many students and no enough spots.
I just returned from picking up Soren from his first day as a Year One student. He had a great day… told me about where he sat in the class, next to whom. He also told me he got to see an Ox shoe as Mrs. Newstead took a trip to France and brought it back from a barn.
This was a perfect opportunity to use our chalkboard wall!