We had a great turnout: 17 lively 6 year-olds. We served up lots of junk food and they were loving it. (Above, you can see Ella on the left in purple. Mira in on the right in purple.) We had potato sack races and played "Sardines" (like hide and seek, but with a twist). Then we served up the soda and naughty treats and started up a movie, "The Bad News Bears." Well, we could have done without the movie, because kids were running around like wild banshees and no one really watched it.
The boys stuck together doing basketball, shooting guns, being noisy.
I'm interested to see how these children develop, especially in French over their elementary years. I hear that, at first, they lag behind in other subjects, but catch up after a couple of years. I've gone in to volunteer a couple of times in the French class, and it's been pretty neat to see the teacher only speaking French and how much the kids participate. Ella heard that, come January, the students will not be allowed to speak English in that class. She is nervous about that, but I think it will work out. I think about places like Luxembourg, where the kids, by the time they're in high school, know at least 4 languages: Luxembourgish, French, German, and English. It can't hurt to learn.