Saturday, September 24, 2011

School Updates...

E...coming along excellently.  
After a rocky first week in her half day French pre-pre-school, she is now queen of the class at the end of the second week.  She whimpers ever so slightly when we part, but joins in with all the activities and seems to have a great time.  They say she even comprehends them without a problem.  That's what you get when you watch hours of French cartoons each day. :)  (Merci to "Little Einsteins", "Dora and Diego", and "Jake and the Pirates" en Francaise for helping out!)

The teachers even took some video to prove it to me, so I'm sharing it with you....enjoy...

Ahhh, less tears and more smiles.  A much better ending than the first video, don't you agree??  

T...coming along very well.  His teacher says he's doing great and seems to comprehend everything.  Although, I have trouble comprehending her, so I'm pretty sure that's what she said. :)  

I wonder about the "everything" part, but do believe he gets at least 80% of what's being said in class.  And he's communicating with other kids really well too.  He understands a lot of what they say to him in French and he's even coming out with some French of his own.  Every once in a while he throws out a sentence.  Summer tutoring has definitely paid off for him!  And lucky for him, he has a couple friends in his school that also speak English fairly well so he does get a break here and there. 

Me....coming along.  Little by little my brain is actually accepting this French language and it's strange sentence structure.  I'm now able to sound more like a 3 year old than a 2 year old.  There is hope for me yet!

End note...I'm super proud of them!  They really are taking the big change all in stride.  I'm soo amazed at the strength and flexibility in kids.  Now I can use my cafe time to study my French rather than worry about the little peanuts. :)  


  1. OMG E is so adorable...she is a STAR!!! Her spirit is so beautiful and her eyes gorgeous...You are one Blessed Expat! Miss you & hug everyone for me.

  2. So adorable! Nothing like an anxious mama (like myself). Now go enjoy that coffee at the cafe :) XOLaura


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