Look who’s starting school!!!

Audrey in her baby (smock)

  I can’t believe my baby is old enough for school! Granted, she wouldn’t really be old enough in the states except for a few hours of preschool, but that isn’t how it is done in Spain! If you turn 3 in 2014, you can start school. And it’s pretty nearly all day school too! 9:00 – 1:00 in September & June, 9:00 – 2:00 the rest of the year. Except for the very beginning of school when they have a ‘gradual’ way of getting the kids used to the teacher, the room & the other kids in their class. I didn’t show the very first day of school as it had everyone’s names, but Audrey is part of group 2, which goes to school from 10:10 – 10:40 on the first day. Then you can see that for the next two days she goes from 10:00 – 10:40. This is with only 5 other students. By Friday of her first week she has an hour & a half of school with 9 other students & Monday the following week she has an hour and 45 minutes with the same 9 students. It isn’t until a full week into school that she actually starts school at the same time as Ezra and goes for the whole day. It’s going to make for a busy week for this mom dropping off Ezra, dropping off Audrey, picking up Audrey, & then picking up Ezra! Whew! We’re praying for her to like school (don’t have too many doubts, but you never know) & for her teacher to be a good one! As a side note, the students generally keep the same teacher (& have the same group of classmates) for all 3 years of Infantil and we were excited to find out that Ezra has his same teacher again this year!

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