"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School

Ethan is a big second grader this year. His teacher is Miss Ulrich and he's excited because his good friend Samuel is in his class, along with his new friend Caysen who moved in aross the street a couple of months ago. We went to meet hi teacher last week and we are imporessed with her, although it's a downer that his classroom is in one of the portable buildings way outside. It kind of feel exiling from the rest of the school. And there isn't a bathroom or water fountain out there! The kids are supposed to bring a water bottle from home, and if they have to use the restroom they have to go all the way back inside the school. Good thing Ethan has a strong bladder!

Hailey finally got to start kindergarten. She has been excited about this day ever since Ethan started kindergarten at the same school two years ago. She was accepted into the French Immersion Program at school and her teacher is Madame Taylor. She is highly qualified as a French teacher, although this is her first year teaching kindergarten. This morning we had an orientation with her and we like her a lot. It will be interesting to see how this year plays out with a child learning a new language. Hailey is very excited about it and hopefully her enthusiasm will ease her struggles as she copes with this challenge. She was very happy that two of her good friends are in the same class as well. Ada and Jace both live on our street, so having buddies in there will make this transition a little smoother.

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