As a part two to my crazy decision to homeschool, I also invited a friend's daughter to join in. Actually, this was for many good reasons: Molly also faces the random cutoff date and would be put behind a year and I think it will actually be easier to teach kindergarten with two kids instead of one. To me, kindergarten is about socialization: learning to take turns, sit in a circle, walk in a line without talking, etc. and these concepts are a little hard to teach with only one pupil. But just to make sure Emmy is well-socialized, we also enrolled her in the pre-school here on base for 3 afternoon sessions a week.
|Back to school - like the outfit?|
So the Coats Academy re-opened this morning with double the enrollment from last year.
|Molly and Emmy|
The day went great (although I was a little nervous since my curriculum hadn't arrived yet) and the girls had a great time - they got along like long lost friends. I think it's going to be a fun year!
|Doing a science experiment - mixing colors|
|Playing letter bingo|
After morning studies, then lunch, I took the girls down to Kuwae Preschool for their afternoon entertainment.
|Heading into Kuwae|
|Their day starts on the playground - can you see the tearful goodbye? No? I didn't either. They ran ahead of me and didn't look back!|
|Preschool teachers Ms. Alicia and Kaori-san|
|Ready to roll!|
I now have 1 1/2 hours of freedom from being a mom three times a week - what am I going to do with myself? Oh, don't worry, the list is so long I don't know where to start!