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Sep 1, 2012

Starting Kindergarten- Spanish style

Big changes around here... our baby girl started school.
I took her on a special shopping trip to pick out an outfit for the first day of school.  It was hilarious.  She was very particular about what  she wanted... a light blue dress, with flowers, and pockets, she said.  We went to probably 8 stores looking for this, but couldn't find it.  We finally found a store with lots of dresses with pockets, and she tried on probably 15-20 dresses, but wasn't satisfied with any of them.  I started asking what is was she didn't like, so that I could help find what she would like, so she came up with a new excuse for each dress.  "Too short, too long, too ruffley, too fat, the flowers are upside down, and my favorite, "too crunchy" (I think she meant stiff).  We finally went back to the first store and settled on this cute number.  not light blue, no flowers, but it does have the all-important pockets for her collections.

check out this excited smile!

This teacher has gotten GREAT reviews from lots of former students... we are so happy Clara got in her class!

She is enrolled in a Spanish Immersion program, and it is all Spanish- all the time, right from the beginning.  I think she is a little overwhelmed with the long days and the new language.  It broke my heart a little bit when she came home on Tuesday a little weepy, saying "Kindergarten is boring, because I don't understand anything they are saying.  Everyone is speaking Spanish and I don't speak Spanish so I don't know what anyone is saying and so its really boring" (I think her word for frusterating). 

She was a good sport, though, throughout the first week.  She is excited about being able to learn Spanish and is willing to keep working at it!  We are proud of her for persevering. 


Natalie said...

Such a cute story about her picking out her first day of school dress! I still can't believe she is in Kindergarten!

carrie said...

I'm impressed with her, too! What a smart kid she is!

Toni said...

Gooooooo Clara! I love the excuses for the dresses! "too crunchy"

A Mormon Mommy said...

That is so cool that she is in a spanish immersion school! i wish my kids could do that! Good for her!

Karen (but sometimes Chris) said...

Ally wants Clara to come over sometime to teach her Spanish. Maybe in a few weeks when Clara's not so overwhelmed? I know she'll adjust and do fabulously well.
Also, next time you are looking for a light blue dress with flowers and pockets-- I'm sure Clara can borrow one from Ally's clothes collection.

Char lotte said...

Wow, So lovely and cute images,Thanks for sharing....

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