Thursday, August 14, 2008
First Day of School (and last, for a while)
Today was the first day of school for Lauren, Brenna, and Addie. Both Lauren and Brenna had a great first day. One of the highlights of the day was getting to wear uniforms to school for the first time. Last week the new staff families were able to get second-hand uniforms for free (great), but they had name labels of the previous owners so new ones had to be sewn on. I was able to get that done and get the clothes sent to the washing ladies on Monday (so they would be back by Wednesday), but with the wet weather the clothes were taking longer to dry. On Wednesday afternoon they still hadn't arrived, so I called around and they were brought to our flat that evening. It all worked out fine, as you can see from the picture. The dresses are really cute, so I'll have to post another picture when they aren't wearing the fleeces (or jumpers, as we now call them. Both girls really enjoy their teachers, so that is really great. Also, Lauren went to prep after dinner. That is the designated homework time that takes place in the dining hall.
It is also great to have Addie in pre-school 5 morning a week. One of our friends is the pre-school teacher, and we are able to walk Addie to and from her class every day. The downside of today was that there was a fire drill this morning at around 9:30am. It was quite traumatic for the preschoolers - having to walk to the main playing field ("Big Pitch"), and standing in a silent line with the entire school community. I think it kind of scared Addie, but she'll be fine.
Tomorrow is India's Independence Day, so there will be no school. It also means that the Indian nurses will be off, so I will be in Hoz from Friday morning at 9am until Monday at 9am (except for 4 hours on Saturday). We'll see how that goes...
at 8:01 PM