Look at these kids. All Argentines, all Spanish speakers, all adorable.
AnnMarie & Carlie started school two weeks ago at La Escuela de Los Padres, a private Roman Catholic school outside of town. For the most part, we were happy with last year’s school, but we also had a few concerns. Mainly, the English resources – they became extremely limited. Our girls needed more assistance than was available at the previous school.
(Also, the lack of sinks was a problem. Measles & mumps broke out towards the end of last year in AnnMarie’s class…still feeling grateful for immunizations.)
La Escuela de Los Padres is indoors, has smaller classroom sizes overall, & has a separate English teacher in each of the three primary classes (3, 4, & 5). Carlie is in the 3 year old class, & AnnMarie is in the 4 year old class. The primary classes have recess at the same time, so AnnMarie & Carlie are able to play with each other twice each afternoon which is great. School is every day, M-F from 1:15 – 4:45 PM.
The first day consisted of a welcome ceremony along with an assembly for the students. FYI, the Argentine National Anthem is long. Everyone was singing with pride. I just stood there & smiled with my hand over my heart while everyone stared at me. (Apparently, they don’t put their hands over their hearts here; I realized that half way into the song. I think I managed to recover by scratching my neck. Oh, those moments can be painful.)
I am grateful for this long life we all have. Most often, it seems as though life is short, & I suppose it is – a short book of long chapters I imagine. I think those never ending pages are to be relished. This long chapter I’m in will pass – & before too long, I’ll turn the page to another, looking back on all I’ve learned.
And I love that we’re all in it together – taking it day by day. It somehow makes the world feel so small to me.