Monday, August 20, 2007

First Day of School

Today is Chris' first day at Shafter High School. She will be attending as a senior. We accompanied her to the senior councelor's office and walked to a couple of her classrooms until they paired her up with a student to show her around campus and get her settled in. After that, we said goodbye and headed off to work. Her classes include Calculus, English, Government/Econ, US History, Sculpture and Physics. Her history teacher used to teach English in China, and he married a Chinese woman, so he also speaks Chinese. Hopefully, he will be able to help Chris if she has any difficulties understanding what is going on.

The school is undergoing major renovation which was started over two years ago and should finish up sometime this school year. It doesn't really look like $20 million worth of improvements, but school construction prices don't come at a discount.

I look forward to this evening when we can find out how Chris fared. I think we are almost as excited as she is about this new adventure.

Next week, Chloe begins preschool!

UPDATE: Chris had a good time the first day and made a lot of friends, especially in her Physics class. She spent much of her class time writing each student's name in Chinese characters. She said her Calculus teacher had a picture of Daisy and her classmates on his desk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like you guys are having a ball. Lorene and I are really lonesome for the grandsons as we took them home on Saturday. They start school today and hopefully they will have benefitted from their summer with Grandma and Grandpa. I know that we sure did.

Your cousins,
Bruce & Lorene
San Jose, CA.