Back-to-School 2014

It is a new season of life! All three of the McKinzie children are in school. WooHoo! Cohen turns 3 in April, but the kids here start at age 3 in what they call “jardin,” and for us, it is important to have them fully-immersed in Spanish. So… off he went. He was certainly hesitant to be left, but I waited for him to be distracted and took off running. Ana informed me that they have the English teacher positioned in his classroom to help with his full-immersion.

We have had a successful first week. Their schedule isn’t yet normal (shorter days this week), and uniforms aren’t ready, but this is how we roll for first week back. 🙂

my $4 a piece Target finds from last September.  They are the only kids with these lunch boxes.  :-)
my $4 a piece Target finds from last September. They are the only kids with these lunch boxes. 🙂
Cohen's "cubby"  All three had one of these.  I got some great exercise the first day carrying all of their things to school.
Cohen’s “cubby” All three had one of these. I got some great exercise the first day carrying all of their things to school.
first day outfits (Maggie did wear shoes, I promise.)
first day outfits (Maggie did wear shoes, I promise.)
he is just so big now
he is just so big now
I can't even...
I can’t even…
their “bienvenidos fiesta” loot from this Friday. Peru philosophy is that the children can never have enough candy.
Back-to-School 2014