Monday, February 15, 2010

School for Everyone!

Today we explored three new grocery stores and visited the girls new school. REWE is my favorite so far, but it's probably the most expensive... I'll have to check.

The grocery stores were as expected, no real surprises or special treats were found... except for Frosted Mini Wheats and Cookie Crisp. :) Cookie Crisp was a huge hit with the kids. Especially for Scotty who was in tears when he realized Fruity Pebbles are not found in Europe.

We also had an appointment to visit the girls new school where they will start in March. Their school is in a huge, brand new, sparkly building. I find the security guards wearing suits at the front of the building fun. I was waiting too long in the parking lot for Michaela to finish taking her placement tests and one of them came out to investigate me.

It's a very nice looking school, big cafeteria, gym, library, lockers for all the kids... I know they will like it.

We met Sierra's class... and I can't recall seeing any boys... :) At least it's not the other way around! I think Sierra will have a zillion friends in no time.
Michaela's half of the school is for 6-12 graders so her 7-9 grade class she has been in has prepared her for hanging out with the big kids. I know she'll do fine too... She will also get assigned to a study group. I don't know what that means but she will meet with this group once a week so she'll know them pretty good after a while.

This school has so many activities that they both want to do: choir, violin, rock climbing, gymnastics, soccer, art, chess, girl scouts. There is a huge library that I'm looking forward to borrowing from instead of having to buy. There is also a cafeteria with some pretty international foods because you can't serve American lunch food of fish sticks and tater tots to kids from all over the world. :) You think you can because tater tots are just awesome, but you can't... Do you know how many kids I've tried to feed macaroni and cheese and kool-aid to and had it rejected!!? Most cringe at the thought of putting peanut butter on a sandwich for lunch. :) But having the option to buy a lunch is great for the days I would rather poke at my eye than make their lunches... even if it costs 4 Euros!!

Oh and, school is from 8:30 to 3:00 EVERY DAY. No more dumb "get out at 1:00pm" or "start at 9:00" days.

Tomorrow's adventure involves checking out a kindergarten for Scotty... it's across the street from Starbucks. :)
I will also call about language school for us too. I can't understand anyone or anything. I didn't realize how much Danish I knew.

PS. No school for Andrea just yet, but if she keeps her little stinky attitude up she'll find herself in a daycare sooner than later!!! :) :)


PiNG aka Patti said...

Sounds like things are moving along well and it's good to hear that the school is a good one! Is it an international school? Will the girls have to suddenly learn German now?

Anonymous said...

Never mind Mac'roni cheese, what about nutella and peanut butter wraps??? Guess what..we made them today!!!!

Z :)

Kelli Nørgaard said...

Sounds AMAZING!! Just having the same schedule every day will be a HUGE IMPROVEMENT!! And I am coveting your Frosted Mini Wheats!

C and H Romenesko said...

Yippee! It seems like things are coming together. So thrilled about the girls' school. It sounds amazing. Hmmm, maybe I should fly back and teach they want to learn Spanish?

Michaela said...

Scotty is actually starting in the international school. ISH... :) They now have room. :):)


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