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.
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.
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!
Slightly more natural (maybe)…
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.