Do you remember your first day at school?
I remember little about mine, 44 years ago apart from finding a Dinky Captain Scarlet Vehicle to play with.
Today my grand daughter Ana, aged 6, started school.
Khato, my wife, took Ana to school. The first day was actually just two hours, from 9am to 11 am. Ana met her teacher, Marina, who is in her mid-fifties and her classmates. In her class there are 16 to 20 children, mostly Georgians but a few Armenians,too. She sits next to a boy called Alexi.
She came home with a small computer and lots of books, and seemed quite happy and talkative about her first day.
Ana has books for Georgian, Mathematics, English, Music and Art.
Maybe Ana can help me learn Georgian (and I can help her to learn English).
The first lesson from Ana’s retelling was about behaviour, how to enter the room quietly, sit down quietly and exit quietly, a difficult lesson for any kids but especially Georgian kids.