Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 2

Here she is day 2... yes, this is a uniform school.

Well, she came home feeling a bit overwhelmed yesterday but thinks she will like it. The kids and the teacher were all really nice and she was happy about that. She was also happy to have scored 2 goals in the lunch time soccer game (boys against girls). We spent most of the evening doing homework - oh my! Today she starts school an hour earlier than yesterday because Tuesday, Thursday and Friday she has a Spanish class. We are letting her try it to see if she can catch up even though she has missed a semester. At first she didn't want to go but then she remembered in Brazil a lady who spoke Spanish was able to help translate Portuguese which is the language she wants to learn.
Please keep us in your prayers as we are both a bit overwhelmed with this and have a lot of adjusting to do. I'm still in a bit of shock but really do feel good about it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh My Goodness...

Adia started school!!!
I know she is 10 (a few weeks shy of 11) and that she is in 5th grade but this is the first time in her life that I am not her teacher (officially anyway). This decision was such a tough one but Kyle and I feel so strongly this is in her best interest and we are so excited for her. Although if you would have seen me crying as I walked away from her class today I doubt you would have believed my excitement. But my baby girl looked so big and so nervous! I hope she has a great day today and I pray God's biggest blessings on her in this new season of life!

Here are a few pictures of the Big event.

Adia - 5th grade
Dropping off some stuff in the class room.

Every day the whole school (K-8 with about 220 students) gathers in this gym for prayer, reciting the verse they are working on and announcements. It was really cute! The principle is the lady in the jacket.

Here she is (unaware of me snapping a shot) in her class with her teachers arm around her. Mrs. Sept is introducing her to her "buddy" - the girl she shares a desk with.

If you are wondering why we are starting her just a week before Christmas break it is because this is a kind of low key week with lots of fun Christmas stuff. We thought is would be best to get to know the setup and the kids now in this atmosphere and then come back after the break and get adjusted to all the academic stuff.