Unfortunately, we on this corner of the globe are not celebrating the beginning of autumn quite yet. We took a walk along the port in Jaffa on the weekend. The sun was scorching, the sea was shining and although there were no people around, the heat prevented a feeling of peace.

But september 1st marks the first day of school for Shelly.

It was quite a different experience from my first day a school all those years ago.
It took us a while to decide which school to send her to but i am very happy with our decision.

Among other great things, the school puts a big emphasis on art and music - i was happy to read Heathers post last week where she says "The workshop facilitator said 'arts are the single most important thing for children, from the time they can hold a crayon into their teenage years.' " And as Heather says, i too am happy to believe this.

So i wish all the 5 and 6 year olds beginning school today a wonderful year!!

9 Comments:

  1. Uschi said...
    Oh this was one of the most exiting days for my twins and me!!
    I'm quite des-illusionated today and would never give my children to our "normal" school again.
    All these subjects at school which educate you personality are the first ones to be cancelled here....


    I hope Shelly will be happy at school!!
    Kelly McClorey said...
    good luck shelly! what an adventure for a little person...and you are probably way more nervous than she is julie : ) it sounds like a great school. oh and the joy of all those new pens in a new bag...i'm quite envious!

    autumn air will be with you soon. happy septmember friend. xxx
    shari said...
    oh yes. hope shelly had a good day! i'm loving the blues and yellows in your photos. xox
    louise said...
    Hope day one of school went perfectly! Beautiful photos. xo lj
    Lisa Isaacs said...
    Hope you had a good day, Shelly! Looking forward to hearing all about it and comparing notes.
    babelfish said...
    I love the raw beauty in these shots, happy first day of school for Shelly!
    Eliza Stamps: 'believes that the arts are an integral aspect of a young person’s development and revels in the discoveries that her students make during the creative process.'
    lisa s said...
    it's getting warm here too. we always have a late indian summer....

    good luck to shelly with school!
    risa said...
    how'd the first day go?
    is she living school?
    i'm sending a little fall weather your way...can you feel it?
    AnastasiaC said...
    i hope Shelly's first day at school went well!
    we're coming onto our last term for the year...how fast have the months gone by..

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