Friday, 22 June 2012

The day my baby gets her dictionary

I don't remember graduating from kindergarten. I remember field day and water ballons. 

Today is Suzanne's last day of kindergarten (Grande Section) since we are leaving for the US tomorrow. It's the day her class will perform their end of year spectacle which I still haven't understood what they're doing because Suzanne has told me in a mix of French with the names of the African instruments she's playing.

But more than that, it's the remise de dictionnaire. Apparently, you have to be lillois like my husband to understand. He still remembers being presented with his dictionary on his last day of Grande Section. So today, Suzanne will receive her dictionary which I guess is something like the key to the city, or at least to first grade.

From next year, Suzanne will have homework every night. And by the end of the year, she'll be able to read the dictionary cover to cover. And if she's anything like her parents, she'll do it.

Let the fun begin!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

That is very sweet - especially that there is a tradition (in the school system) that has held across generations.

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