We loved meeting some of the excellent staff there and some of the great students. It was kind of like we were in the Disneyland of schooling. Half way through the game Max looked at us and told us with a smile that we probably shouldn’t bring Elle and Grace to that place (they were at girls’ camp).
Loved meeting this wonderful woman who has two of the cutest little boys and has taught with her husband in Russia and Saudi Arabia for a few years before here.
Little did we know at the time how many of those we would get!
Grace and Claire were so happy to be able to track down (after trying a few different places) the stuff they needed.
Tracking down textbooks was a little tricky too. We worked our tails off trying to find used books because those puppies sure add up in cost I tell you! Here is one of the bags of books we were able to buy from a neighbor after sending out a whole slew of emails to people I hoped could understand English from a list the front office gave me.
The staff has been SO helpful. So grateful for them.
Sometimes Claire greets me with stuff like this, but always with multiple stories of her daily adventures which usually include her classmates’ reactions to her hair-dos she loves to have me do.
Lucy is doing exceptionally well. There’s something so wonderful about how her teacher greets me every day with such a great smile and doesn’t seem to be worried in the least about some of her more stubborn traits. I love her.
The only thing she’s struggling with is Chinese, but that’s a story for another day.
For the first couple weeks we pretty much did homework from the time the kids got home from school until late at night. Even Lu has a ton, mostly because we are trying to keep her up on all the things her teacher from the States sent with us to help keep her at grade level. (Love that teacher too and so grateful she sent us with so many supplies.) I say “we” on the homework deal because we are all in this together. I love having the time to be more involved here. I loved helping Max write a big essay a about Adam and Eve’s relationship in Genesis and reading social studies with the girls, learning Elle’s flashcards with her and practicing Chinese with Lucy. I am learning so many inspiring things. So intrigued right now by Paradise Lost that I don’t think I ever really read in high school. I have also loved watching Max be the resident homework helper (math and physics just come to him).
…and hearing the kids start to say so many Chinese phrases to each other.
Wish I were catching on as fast as they are!