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The Sun is a Planet

Alleke has been trying to convince me all week that the sun is a planet.

Best Friends Forever

Alleke’s teacher, Elena, and I stood at the classroom door and looked down the hallway. Alleke was sitting on a bench with her arms folded and a big lip, pretending not to notice us. “This is the first time in months Alleke hasn’t wanted to go to school,” I said to Elena. “I think I […]

11 Things I’ve Learned About Sending My Kids to School in Spain

1. Most children go to school by age two, although school is not mandatory until age six. Children are placed in a class based on the year they were born, so Alleke is in a class with all the kids who were born in 2006. 2. Choosing a school is based on a points system. […]

Yes, we want…but what?

I saw this poster in the metro station yesterday. Why would I want to send my child to one of the bilingual public schools in Madrid if they can’t even get the English on their poster right? Yes, we want…but what?

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