Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012 - First Day of School (belated)

On March 15th, Grace had her first day at The Nordic School.  Posting pictures on here takes forever with our super slow internet and I haven't been patient enough to do it before today.  But here she is...getting ready to go school (with a few friends for comfort on our 5 minute car drive).

Everyday, each child brings a piece of fruit that the kitchen cuts up for the whole class to share.  Grace LOVES to eat fruit!

Then they have ring time (sorry, can't get the picture to upload) where the count and sing songs and talk about different things.  Grace is very shy during ring time, but I am sure as she gets more comfortable she'll start to chime in like the other kids.  Then there is some free play time before they do another activity.  Here, Grace is coloring with one of the teachers (actually, an intern from Denmark) and three of the girls in her class.

Grace was the youngest in her class when she started, but starting tomorrow there will be some other young 3 year olds moving up from the baby class.  The kids are as old as 6 in her class!  They spend some time in different age groups (the 3- 4 1/2 year olds and then the 4 1/2 to 6 year olds) but they have ring time all together and fruit and lunch as well. 

Most of the teachers are Danish but they speak some combination of Danish, Swedish and Norweigan. Grace's Danish at home with Far has already improved a lot since she started there.  She had her first week there, was sick for a week and then had a week off for Easter.  She was really looking forward to going back tomorrow!


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