Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mia's First Day of School in Mendoza

This marks Mia’s first week of school in Mendoza. Despite the fact that she doesn’t speak Spanish, and the first four hours of class are all in Spanish, she seems to really like school. Her teacher (maestro for those of you keeping score on my Spanish) is Miss Natcha and seems to have a real gift (but, working as the lone teacher with twenty-five 4 years you had better have a gift or good mental health care). The school is quite nice and has 300 students in its K-8 classes. It is quite an adjustment to go from Mia’s school of 35 students in Arlington to a K-8 setting, but Mia is one fearless kid and seems to be really enjoying herself. The best part is she gets to play with other 4 year-olds on the playground – far better than trying to get her father to jump on the swing.

Perhaps the strangest part for us is the uniform. We love the idea and Mia looks mighty cute in hers, but having our daughter wearing the St. Andrews cross on her chest everyday is going to take some getting used to. I don’t think her mom shares my obsession with the uniform – but she worries about different things than I do.

If you want to see some photos of Mia’s first day they are here.


At 9:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amelia, you look fab in your uniform! I know you'll have lots of adventures at your new school, and I can't wait to hear about them. We all miss you here at CCCC - besos y abrazos!


PS Vince, as touching as your description of the uniform is, I think we'll pass here in VA. I relish the kid who comes to school in his pj's and the one in the tutu over her soccer garb too much!


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