Ella is in 3rd class at the American School in Gdynia. There are about 15 kids in her class. Her teacher is Pani Kasia (Kathryn or Kate). One of the girls in her class also goes to our church. She has made good friends and for that I am SOOO thankful. That was one of our biggest prayer requests. Most of her lessons are in English now, but she also has Polish everyday and half of math is in Polish because at the end of the year all 3rd graders in Poland must take a math test in Polish. She is also learning German...eek! I cannot help with that homework. She has enjoyed it though. She swims each Friday and is in a dance and drama club at school. She loves to read and draw. Her teacher always says she is will ing to read in class and does so well. She also said she has a talent for art. She will spend 4 weeks in January/February taking ice skating lessons as part of her PE class....in an outdoor rink.
Macie started kindergarten (or zero class) this year. She is attending our local Polish elementary school. Her teacher, Pani Ania (Anna), is very sweet and LOVES her students. Unfortunately she does not speak English and speaks Polish very quickly. I have to really pay attention so I don't miss anything. :) There are about 25 kids in Macie's class. She has lots of friends!! She is reading more and more each day. She has homework once a week, and the way she completes it you would think her college career hinges on it! She goes to school from 8;10-1;10 Mondays and Thursdays and 11:30-4:30 the other days. This was crazy to me...but apparently normal here. In the spring semester it will be everyday 11:30-4:30. Before and after school, there is childcare at the school. She goes early on the late days and stays late on the early days. This is just free play time...meaning social time for Macie!
God has been faithful, once again, in providing wonderful schools for my kids!