Griffin's face fell when we walked in and he saw kids docilely doing simple crafts while listening to French music--he didn't want us to leave him there with his little sister while we went out for a leisurely dinner. He was expecting fun and excitement, and he got coloring pages. Very expensive coloring pages.
So I worried about him all evening, hoping that this experience wouldn't turn him off French, hoping that the teachers would stay in French the entire time, hoping that he would make a friend, hoping that there was more on the agenda than stickers and a movie.
And, as usual, I didn't need to be such a worrywart. Both kids loved it and want to go back!
According to the teacher, Griffin spoke French with her and mostly English with the other kids. When they played games like "1,2,3, Soleil," he did use French with everyone. He immediately connected with another seven-year-old boy, as did Gwyneth with the boy's younger sister ("Her shared her sac de couchage with me during the film!"), so I'm now trying to get in touch with that family in hopes that they don't live too far away and would be interested in getting the kids together, or at least attending our library storytimes and playdates.
And now I have a better idea of why this evening was so pricey:
I think Gwyneth used $25 of foam stickers, glitter stickers, and plastic jewels for the craft projects alone!
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