Monday, September 5, 2011

La Rentrée

Starting back to school in September is known as La Rentrée in France. When I dropped Fiacra off at school this morning, there were lots of parents and grandparents at the school all wishing "Bonne Rentrée" to their kids as they went in.

Our usual alarm clock, Finian, slept in this morning, after being awake A LOT during the night. Luckily, we have a back-up alarm clock. Ailbhe woke me just after 8. It was a bit of a rush but both Fiacra and Ailbhe got to school on time.

This term, Ailbhe will come home for lunch on a Monday and Fiacra will come home on a Tuesday. They'll both stay for lunch the other 3 days. There is no school on Wednesdays, kids typically do extracurricular activities then. All activities begin in September and run for the full year. When we arrived in January, we weren't able to register the kids for anything. Today I registered Ailbhe for "Eveil Corporel" and Fiacra for "Multisports". 

I'm not exactly sure what "Eveil Corporel" is, but know that it's some sort of physical activity for young kids. It runs for an hour on Wednesday mornings. Multisports introduces the kids to 7 sports over the course of the year, it goes from 1:30 to 5 on Wednesday afternoons. Both programs are run by the Mairie (city council).

Fiacra and Ailbhe both had a great day at school today. Fiacra is in the same class as his good friend from last year which he is happy about. He declared his school lunch today to be really delicious.

Bonne Rentrée Canada!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! Our first day is tomorrow. Heather is excited, Addie is not. I am sure that the photos I take tomorrow will show the entire story!