Friday, 23 December 2011

Our very young learners - a treat 2011

We have had a wonderful time together this year, every Tuesday and Friday - sniffles, coughs and bugs notwithstanding!  As I browsed through our albums I realised it looks like we spend a lot of time outdoors...well, we're lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and Luna is nicely located for the castle, river, parks and other zones fit for adventure and exploring minds.

Eriko-sensei has been ever cheerful and ready for hugs, and usually beating me to work even though she lives so far away. Our children have emerged from mummies' protective arms and wails of tears every morning, to sharing and self-aware young big people!

The highlights? Well, let's see:
  • Ceilidh ripping the wings of a cicada was pretty shocking (it had ventured into the classroom though!).
  • Shige mastering My First Scrabble
  • Going trainspotting at the station and riding on the bus
  • Eating all our lunch and tidying up nicely
  • Playing together gently and taking turns
  • Being really helpful and favouriting the "Clean Up" song
As the slideshow says (it is a bit long at 5 minutes, but how else can you celebrate 9 months of growing up?) we wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and all the very best for 2012. The Year of the Dragon. Exciting!