So, I have been at school for 8 weeks now. My school is called Sacre Cuore… Sacred Heart! It is quite a drive with now red autumn trees but soon will be empty winter trees! Over in Florence or Italy I am known to be in year 6 which here is something they call Scuola Media… Middle School. Year 6 is what we call Prima Media… First year of middle school. Being in year 6 is exactly like being in high school= Heavy Bags, lots of homework, different teachers for different classes, and about 1000 books on my shelves! Which together all my books take up a whole shelf and a bit of my desk. CRAZY!
When I first started school it was absolute torture. It is like going to Australia and not speaking english! It is not very easy at all. But now I understand how the school works more and can translate quite a lot! I can translate homework, easy short stories and from time to time sentences. I definitely use translate for stuff 24/7 except for french and english of course!
SUBJECTS I LIKE (MATERIE IO PIACE): Technical Drawing (tecnica), English (inglsese), French (francese), Grammar (grammatica), Sport (ginnastica), Music (musica), Art (arte)
SUBJECTS I DON’T LIKE (MATERIE IO NON PIACE): History (storia), greek mythology (epica), geography (geografia), maths (aritmetica), geometry (geometria), science (scienze), comprehension (antologia), fiction (narrativa), tecnology (tecnologia), church (santa messa)
Mia Orario.. My Schedule
We have horses!
Ready to learn!
First day of School!
Anche cani… Also Dogs, some 4 month puppies!
So, in Italy, Jemima has gone into year 6, which is the beginning of high (middle) school here.A big enough jump without doing it all in Italian! Mima being Mima, she has translated her schedule into English!
On Tuesdays and Fridays she has her long days, and they are LONG! She is there from 8am to 4.30pm, very full on, very tiring.
We do her homework together with the help of Google. Doing Italian grammar has been “interesting”.
Mostly Mima does the homework herself, even if she doesn’t understand it all. She is not loving school, but is going, trying and not complaining at all, very strong, very cool for us!
Jemima’s School Schedule
Check little Vi’s class schedule! Year 2 and she is learning French, Science, Geography and History…in Italian!!! WOW!
So cool, so proud. Her teacher told me this morning, “Violet, molto brava! Molto brava!!”
Violet’s school schedule
today I had the best day ever! It was fabulous! I am in year two at Sacre Cuore in Florence.
My teacher’s name is Stefania. She wears glasses, has brown hair and a pointy nose.
She is very nice to me and really funny, even if I don’t really understand what she is saying!
I sit next to Joshua, he’s from England, and Keen, she is from the U.S.A, they are so nice and they speak English!
My best friend is Holland, he is from Texas and we have very good times together! Also, Holland is allergic to pollen, that rhymes!
Today was my first day in the cafeteria. I had Pasta Pomodoro for entree, then nuggets and chips. For dessert i had two small tubs of ice cream, one extra from Keen!
Two days a week I go from 8am to 4pm and then I can go home at 1pm three other days. But, i love school so I asked mum if i can stay longer.
Today, my teacher left the class room and then MR.MUSIC MAN came in! We sang songs with him in Italian and English, it was so fun.
Then I had sport. We played a game called statues and it was sooooo fun!
My school also has horses, dogs (cute little puppies), sheep, cows, chickens, geese and goats! So different to Avalon!
Violet at School
Vi’s first day