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Observations as an ASL parent ?>

Observations as an ASL parent

As we have mentioned before, my kids are attending a local school. We were incredibly lucky to get a slot only a few weeks before school started and the longer we are here, we have realized how lucky we are. Their school is easily one of the top schools in the area and many people say it is in the top 2. At their school, they each take a long list of classes: English Arabic English Math Arabic Math English…

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Maggie’s musings ?>

Maggie’s musings

So today I’m going to talk about my school. School is so fun, but we have a holiday today. I love school. But not really here because it is mostly Arabic. It is just not as fun as America where we get 2 recesses. Here we only get one and there is no play equipment. <Maggie knows the word for play equipment.> But the good thing about it is there is a lot of kids who know a lot of…

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Will can’t talk about anything in his blog ?>

Will can’t talk about anything in his blog

So today despite the name Will can’t talk about anything in his blog, because I am going to talk about anything! So on Saturday we went to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.   And there was a little candle to help Jesus and there was also a poor box.    People put money in it so they could help poor people. Then we got to touch where Jesus was born and it was super fun. Then once we were done…

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I’m famous! Yay! ?>

I’m famous! Yay!

So today we’re going to be talking about being famous, because I am.  I started my work when I was 7 years old.  I have been doing it for 1 day.  And I’m famous!  Hehehe.  Ok, that didn’t really happen, but it is my famousness so I can say whatever I want. I’m famous for a fun run that I did and I got a picture for doing it!  So first we went to the fun run and we walked…

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After School – Maggie ?>

After School – Maggie

After school – Maggie: What was the most fun thing? I can’t answer that because everything was fun. What was one thing that was different? Can I name 2 things? Everybody speaks Arabic and we had different teachers for every class. The teachers move, but we don’t. What is your favorite class so far? Art. Because we get to color, draw and she (teacher) looks pretty. She is also the music teacher for my school and Will’s school. How did…

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First day of school – Before ?>

First day of school – Before

I’m really interested in how the kids do at school.  Mostly I’d like to know how the home side of an ESL (or in this case ASL – Arabic as a Second Language) is for a student.  So, I’m doing a little side research on that.  The kids are getting interviewed to see how things go. Pre-questions: Will:  He will be in the upper school. Will is excited.  He is however, NOT going to tell anyone that.  He keeps saying…

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Backpack drama ?>

Backpack drama

Ok, today we are going to jump right into it.  Right in early at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  Ok, that was kinda funny because it isn’t really bright and early.  It is 2 o’clock in the afternoon!  That is not bright and early!  So much for jumping right in! But it is kinda early because we usually do it at 7 o’clock at night and that is kinda a really big deal. Today I am going to talk about…

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The first time ?>

The first time

At the airplane, it was so fun.  We went into the airplane and we got to sleep overnight.  So after we slept, they served breakfast.  It was 2 in the morning.  That’s really early. So this guy, I don’t know what his name was, but this is funny.  So he held up my mom’s name.  So we got to go to one of those convertible things, that isn’t an escalator.  Instead of the stairs it is just going straight so…

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Yellowstone ?>

Yellowstone

You read my last post..we have to go back in time one more day. We’re going to yesterday. It was Saturday. The first night we did was went somewhere with space for trailers. And there was room for a car and a tent. I think Yellowstone used just as much space. We were at Yellowstone National Park.   Then we went to hot springs. We’re going to the night. We went to a ranger program..we have been to a lot of…

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