"...the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." 1 Nephi 3:7
dongrats, she is very pretty! Has she attended "Bilingual kindergarten of modern art"? I asked, b/c her overall pants is its uniform. it is a great kindergarten for young talents, they teach kids music, dance, art, English, etc... here is webpage, you can see how talented these kids are: http://www.yugan.com.cn/E_ReadNews.asp?NewsID=4843 if Jie Jie is 8, then she should be a 2nd or 3rd grader in an elementary school. but it would be great if she was in that kindergarten...
lol, I meant "Congrats" not "dongrats"
I had no idea that these overalls were a school uniform. She actually hasn't been to school, as of Nov. 1, 2010 when her file was updated and these pictures taken.However, perhaps the translation is wrong because it does say she likes art books. I assumed these were coloring books.How do you know about the school?
By now, they all know she has a forever family. They will start spoiling her, and beefing her up. Keep feeding her the congee when you get her. It is most likely her main staple right now, and has been for a few years. If you take her off of it while she is in China, she can become very constipated, because of external changes and then dietary changes. Fortunately, Congee is very tasty, and is served at the major hotels for breakfast, and lunch (like we eat oatmeal). And find a good recipe for when you return home.
Even if she is in an older grade, it might be wise to ingress her into a Kindergarten in your area because of the language barriers, and learning styles. And most likely a Chinese to English translator, because she is old enough to know how to speak Chinese, and will have to learn English. Might want to also sign up for a few Saturday sessions of "My Gym", with parent participation, for bonding and for muscle strengthening. Our daughter was only 22 months when we started that, but it helped with bonding, muscle coordination, and also for group participation. Oddly, she had a LOT of group participation, but rarely was it structured participation in the SWI, so "group participation" just meant to get into a group and do your own thing.Children are sooooo easy to learn at that age though, and they want to please. Even at the ripe old age of 17 months, our daughter wanted to help clean the floors, and walls, and tables. I think she was being primed to be a "big sister" in a month or two. We had to regress her back to babyhood to let her experience what she was unable to in the SWI. The smallest things, like allowing her to feed YOU, are great too!!If she is sponsored by HTS, she is most likely in school. Their main mission is to assimilate the children in the SWIs to be a part of the whole in China, and to prepare them for adulthood as best one can, without parents. Other than that, I don't know if SWIs that are not sponsored by HTS send children to regular schools. There is no funding, and children born then abandoned do not have a citizen number, so without the help from HTS or LWB, they do not "exist" on the outside world, for purposes like schools. At least, that has been my understanding.
K, I Googled and found some info on the Bilingual Kindergarten, it looks like a very good school. 3 of its kindergarteners won "Best Model" title at National Child Modeling Competition in 2009.
She is so cute, Kimi! I can't wait for her to feel the love of her mama!
She is beautiful. Congrats.Donna
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