Jonah and Frankie have started half days at an actual Chinese elementary school. They are both in first grade, which would be weird in America . . . but their experience is already so weird that I think they’re okay with stuffing themselves into little chairs. When we left (abandoned?) them there, they were shouting out pinyin/Mandarin letters from giant drill cards. They can’t possibly know anything that is going on, but they’ll probably pick up some Chinese. Bravo to our brave kids, I say. I’m not sure I could make it through a half day of Chinese school–even if they put me into the first grade.
[posted by Angela]