Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New ceramics class

The kids enjoyed playing in the clay at their new class today ~ we especially loved chatting with the other kids who moved here from everywhere ~ The Bahamas, Albania, Paris... it's such an incredible thing to be surrounded by such international people and to learn from them all.

And here we are playing parking garage tag... at lunchtime, they zoom thru their food so they can dart downstairs and chase each other.  I really should just follow Kenny around while he does it - I'd get my exercise for the day by burning a zillion calories.

Tonight we enjoyed our parent-teacher conference with Kassie's 3 teachers: 2 that are in the classroom - a lady and a man (he plays the guitar and sings to the kids), and 1 private tutor who comes and teaches her twice a week. There was also a translator there - so I baked 4 loaves of pumpkin bread for them all they said they'd never had any parents bring them anything before - it was funny. Good feedback about Kas - she's doing great, especially considering that she left Texas in 2nd grade and they put her in 3rd grade here, so her adjustements have been SO HUGE, considering it's all in FRENCH. They said the other kids rally around her, and love it now that she's starting to speak French because they're all rooting for her to succeed. Mrs. Hostettler died laughing when I told her that Kas thought that she baked the birthday cakes for each student's birthday - she said no, the parents bring them in! That's why I only sent in cookies, because we thought Mrs. H would be baking her a cake. Hilarious.

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