All the last week at school the girls have different activities going on in celebration of Christmas. I received a Circular Navidad outlining the week. Clara had a Christmas program on Monday. They sang songs to the parents that they had been practicing. It was really cute. It’s interesting in that I thought Clara would just absorb the Spanish language and come home speaking it effortlessly. I thought she would be the first in the family to learn. Her teacher and nearly all the teachers of the 3,4 & 5 year olds speak Spanish exclusively. It really hasn’t been the case. I think she knows the least amount of Spanish of any of us.
Amelia had her program for the parents on Wednesday and Violet on Thursday. Both were very brief but fun to see. I nearly broke out in tears before Amelia’s performance. “I’ll be Home for Christmas” was playing as an interlude between classes.
On Wednesday, there was a storyteller coming to all the lower grades. On Thursday, the kids went to sing Christmas Carols at the nursing home in town. And then on Friday, each grade performed their Christmas song to the rest of the school and they had a visit from…well, I’m not really sure…it’s not Santa…the translator app says it’s a visit from “The Royal Pages”. I think maybe it was the three wise men.