Soaring into a great year!

We got started on our first official day of school!  We sailed away in a hot air balloon and imagined all of the different places we can go this year.  We had fun flying around the world via google earth and made a tasty snack.

 

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We made our own hot air balloons and reenacted Hot Air:  The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman.  They both think this book is hilarious.  Much of it is wordless and I loved hearing them put words of their own to the illustrations.

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Benny should be starting kindergarten this year.  He has been in Italian school for the last two years and was supposed to start first grade in Italy.  I admit I am relieved to not have to worry about translating everything that comes home and always being in the dark when it comes to information.  I loved his little (blue) preschool, but didn’t feel first grade would be worth the effort.

We did a retake on this one.  Haha!

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Slightly more natural (maybe)…

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Clara barely turned 4 and I feel bad she went to school last year – I’m just not a believer in early childhood education.  I can’t count the days I had to force her into her class screaming.  I never felt good about it and couldn’t bear another year of it.  20170905-DSC01749

 

 

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