Monday, January 12, 2015

John John Interviews for Pre-K and goes to Playgroup

John is brimming with personality!
It's hard to believe it's almost time for John to go to school. With older siblings, it feels like he's growing up twice as fast. He was so excited to talk to Miss Tina, the admissions director at the International School of Luxembourg, for his entrance interview.

He charmed her socks off. He wore his bow tie and "pumped up kicks" (velcro New Balance sneakers), ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and jumped up out of his seat to show her how he can hop on one foot. Then, out of nowhere, he would run to her side of the room, sit on the arm of her chair, and whisper into her ear. We received his acceptance letter for Pre-K -- he'll begin in the fall. By law in Luxembourg, school is all day for 4-year-olds. Oh man, I'm going to miss our full days together.

John and I have been going to ISL's playgroup for parents and toddlers on Wednesday mornings. He absolutely loves it, and proudly tells the big kids around the breakfast table that he's going to ISL! The programming and resources are pretty amazing -- they bake scones, plant strawberries, eat healthy snacks, make art projects, paint, play and sing for 2 1/2 hours.

Driving to his interview. There is absolutely nothing inside his backpack, but he was so proud to carry it!
PB and J. He's fueling up to be charming.
Playgroup toys in a dedicated toddler classroom at ISL.
Baking scones in a kitchen built just for kids
The toddlers are enchanted with Elizabeth

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