Today was Madeline's first full-day of kindergarten at the international school, and this is what she managed to tell us:
- played with her classmates, though she cannot remember who exactly
- had a jelly sandwich at snacktime, and took one sip of milk (then asked for water)
- her Spanish teacher did not speak any English to them
- she had to keep her shoes on the entire time she was in the classroom
It doesn't sounds like much, compared to what I'd like to know, of course, but I have to remind myself that it's more detail about Madeline's day than I received about ber first day of preschool!
The international school is just overwhelming to me, and if I am intimidated by the hundreds of people milling around the elementary wing alone, I can't blame my five year-old for being kind of quiet about her first day. I felt like I was a new kid as well, watching the other parents who seemed to know so much more about what was going on - where to drop off their kids, where to pick them up, where to hand in the forms ... I can't help but think that my kindergarten debut in 1981 was a lot less chaotic!