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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Goodbye Fall

Micah goes to preschool classes three days a week for 2 hours.  It is really school prep classes, so he has 20 minute classes then a 10 minute break between them, like they would have at school.  He has 4 classes each day.schedule and his teacher changes depending on the class, but he stays in the same classroom.

It's very much getting kids ready for the rigors of school here.  So sitting at a desk, practicing writing letters, etc.  But it is helping him learn some language and he's slowly making some friends and learning how to engage in play.

He has...
Art class
English class
A speech development class....we call that one Russian
Social Studies (basically draw animals, because he doesn't understand any of the facts)
Math class
and...Psychology (seriously I have no idea what is taught in this class, but they draw pictures, play games, learn poems.)

At the end of fall they had a little party to say goodbye to fall.

It was pretty cute and they did a great job.  Micah was pretty shy and didn't want to participate in much of it, but it was a good experience.
Fall gathered all the orange off the children's clothes and turned her water yellow.  The kids were amazed.
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Saturday, March 05, 2016

Fall Break

Our Fall break coincided with Halloween so we had some neighbors over to carve pumpkins and play a few games.

The kids LOVED decorating cookies. 


Everyone got to take home a plate full of cookies and some goodies!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Pumpkin carving 2015

Why does pumpkin carving with kids always turn into Mom and Dad carving the pumpkins?

Oh well.  Here are a few fun ones from this year's pumpkin carving competition.

Micah "made" the Monsters Inc.

and Calvin "made" a bat.



This one was was so cool lit up.  It is of the local national dress.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Fall Party 2015

Marvin groans about this every year but I love it.  I love seeing kids dressed up and this year we even upped the fun and had trick or treating where the kids knocked on doors of rooms and got candy.  Of course our big boys have long grown tired of Mom picking their costumes but I sill could dress up the younger two in some sort of theme.

2015 costumes
Marvin...............football coach
Judah..............football player
Drew........a football
Me.....a referee
Calvin........Minion
Micah.....Kai, Red Ninjago guy