Welcome! Here you'll find our family's experiences of the various places we lived (USA, UK, IRELAND & THE NETHERLANDS) & visit. It is a way to share our story with friends & family members scattered around the world and of course, capture memories for us!
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.
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!!
This was a perfect opportunity to use our chalkboard wall!