Ana

Ana’s First Day at School

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.

Dinky Maximum Security Vehicle from the Captain Scarlet TV Series

Dinky Maximum Security Vehicle (#105) from the Captain Scarlet TV Series

Today my grand daughter Ana, aged 6, started school.

Ana ready for school

Ana ready for 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's computer, tomorrow they will put some programs on it.

Ana’s computer, tomorrow they will put some programs on it.

Ana's school books

Ana’s school books

Ana has books for Georgian, Mathematics, English, Music and Art.

Georgian language book

Georgian language book: დედაენა : პირველი კლასი

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.