Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Moving to a new school building

This is the boys old school. They loved the train.

The graffiti you see was added by the kids at the school (during school hours) right before the vacation. The move to the new school happened the first day back to school. It makes me think they're going to take this building down, but I don't really know.

To make the transition to the new school smoother, they made a party of it. They had balloons and took pictures. They had lots of parents and volunteers to help and all the kids dressed up as part of a train. C's class were green frog trains (he lost his hat) and S's class were blue train engineers. (btw, his favorite color, if you haven't been paying attention, is blue and his favorite fascination since before he was two years old are trains.) This was also to help them keep track of everyone as they marched downtown, and then landed at the new school across the street from the old school.

There used to be an asphalt play ground here and the entrance gates to the grade school. I don't know what they'll put here either.

Looking across the hole in the ground you can see the round building that is now their new school.

Yes, that's it.
I know.
I wasn't expecting something so sleek and modern, either.

It's pretty cool though.
C's class is on the top floor and S's class is right below it on the ground floor.
(Though their rooms aren't in the round part.)

This is where S takes his chaussures (shoes) off (and coat)
and puts his chaussons (slippers) on before class.
C is very disappointed that I didn't get a picture of him doing the same thing.
(We'll have to get it before we leave.)

This is the grade school across the play area from the boys' school. I wanted to show the contrast in building design. Obviously the grade school is an older building like the other school. I like the style. I have a feeling that it will eventually be replaced (hence, the big hole in the ground nearby.)

This picture isn't that great, but it shows just how close that hole is.

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