Wednesday, June 6, 2012

First Day of Luxembourgish School

Monday was the first day of school.  It was also the first day of work for Pete.  I should have taken a picture of the three of them together, but alas, it was all we could do to make it on time.  We were still at our temporary apartment on Monday, so we drove over in the rental car and parked near the school.  Pete walked to work from there.  I ran some errands on the bus.  And I found castile soap.  This is a very good thing.

The kids were pretty excited to start.  I managed to snap a couple pictures before becoming a distraction.
The teacher pulled out puzzle for James when he came in.  Good call, teacher.
10 seconds in and she's found book and a stuffy.  About 30 seconds later she popped her head out of the door and yelled, "Mom, I already made a friend!"
Their schedule is:
Mon-Wed-Fri: 8am-11:40am and 2-4pm
Tues-Thurs: 8am-11:40am

During the lunch break I took them downtown on the bus for sandwiches.  I didn't want to try going all the way back to the temporary apartment, and we were out of food anyway.

ready to head back
By the time we'd walked to/from bus stops, ate lunch, found restrooms, etc. we made it back to school just in time.

A couple of discoveries this morning: On Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they each bring a fruit to share with the class - the teachers cut them all up and distribute them.  They also have a snack of bread and jam, nutella, etc. provided by the school each day.  And on Monday for the afternoon session, all the preschool and kindergarteners go to the "gym" - to play on mats and and trampolines and such.  When I arrived at 4pm they were all on their way back to class.
Daphne headed back, next to her teacher, also named Daphne!
The hand holding is cute, but it's also required - two-by-two
All in all it was a good first day.  There was a birthday in James' class, complete with cake and a goody bag, so I think that helped.  I can already tell that the walk to and from school, especially on M-W-F when we do the whole thing twice, and when it's cold and wet and motivation is low, will be an ongoing challenge.  But we'll take it one walk at a time, one day at a time, right?

I'm praying hard for patience!

1 comment:

Connie said...

So great to see the school and to see about your day! Thanks for posting Rosie! : )