while walking a student back to their classroom,
I heard a tiny "hi, Mom!"
It was Luke.
In Spanish class!
And I don't think I've ever seen a cuter THREE YEAR OLD learning a foreign language!
He looked so tiny sitting in the "big kid" desks.
And he is tiny. Although not compared to the average 3-year old! (Then, Luke is "super-sized".) *wink*
But on Fridays, he goes to Spanish class with the Four Year Olds as he is the only 3-year old in MWF preschool.
He can barely hold a pencil…
…and I was so worried that there would be unreasonable expectations for him…
…but I couldn't have been more wrong.
Señora Escobar is the perfect blend of grandmother and teacher.
A native of South America (I think…), she teachers all three of my kiddos! *smile*
(You should hear Mary Catherine say the Sign of the Cross in Spanish…muy hermosa!)
I can't imagine how fluent my kiddos will be in Spanish if they continue to see Señora Escobar through the 8th Grade?!
Mary loves to show off her knowledge of Spanish buy reciting her Catholic prayers…
…Ben loves to tell me what color uniform shirt he wants to wear…blanco, rojo, or azul…
…and Luke amazes us with his counting skills. If you say "cero" Luke says "uno". If you say "dos" Luke says "tres", etc.
(Daddy likes to tease and ask if he can also count in English *wink*)
Now to find a French tutor…our Catholic high school does not offer French (odd, non?!!!) and Mary Catherine and I have big plans to visit Paris for her high school graduation.
No boys allowed! *wink*
Okay…we might allow the daddy and her brothers to go with us on our European vacation...