The knighting of new students

Well it is official, I have no more babies at home according the “A’s” school.  She officially got welcomed into her new school along with all the grade 1 kids by the knighting of the new students.

I guess it is a big to do here in Poland for the 1st graders.  Their old international school did not do anything nor has any of the other schools that my kids have been in throughout the years, so it was a neat experience.  I guess this is just one of the many perks of the girls going to this new school where they do more Polish traditions. Yes at times it would be easier if my kids where back at their old school but then when I go to events like this, is it blessing to go to a bigger school where the girls will able to do more events like this because of the school size.

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No longer my baby!

2nd graders did the program and what should the 1st graders what to expect in school.

2nd graders did the program and what should the 1st graders what to expect in school.

Welcoming us both in Polish and English as the days is taught part in English and part Polish.

Welcoming us both in Polish and English as the days are taught part in English and part Polish.

The kids singing a A,B,C song.

The kids singing an A,B,C song.

Some kind of jumping song.

Some kind of jumping song.

Time to recite the school pledge. Grade 1 on the right and left and Kindergarten in the middle.

Time to recite the school pledge. Grade 1 on the right and left and Kindergarten in the middle.

Their official school document saying that they are students at this school.

Their official school document saying that they are students at this school.

AnnaFleur, get her school ID from her principle. She loves this lady!

AnnaFleur, getting her school ID from her principle. She loves this lady!

Time to get the bow from one of her teachers.

Time to get the bow from one of her teachers.

Woo Hoo, I am officially a 1st grader!!

Woo Hoo, I am officially a 1st grader!!

AnnaFleur and her new friends. They were talking Polish and I have no clue what they were saying but they were having a good ole time!

AnnaFleur and her new friends. They were talking Polish and I have no clue what they were saying but they were having a good ole time!

Just a few parents taking pictures, you think?

Just a few parents taking pictures, you think?

This was a scrapbook of sorts I guess the school keeps. Here each of the kids came up one by one and put their finger print next to their picture.

This was a scrapbook of sorts I guess the school keeps. Here each of the kids came up one by one and put their finger print next to their picture.

Party back in the classroom!

Party back in the classroom!

I took "A" and 2 of her friends for celebration fondue and tea at my favorite coffee/tea place, Beyroth!

I took “A” and 2 of her friends for celebration fondue and tea at my favorite coffee/tea place, Beyrouth!

One of the reason why I love coming to this tea/coffee shop the owners are amazing! They put in a video just for the girls.

One of the reason why I love coming to this tea/coffee shop the owners are amazing! They put in a video just for the girls.

The girls having fun with the camera!  Me and half of "A."

The girls having fun with the camera! Me and half of “A.”  Yes, that is one of the owners photo bombing in the background!

Fondue time!!

Fondue time!!

I love being able to treasure moments like this with my kids as they will only have 1st grade knighting ceremony a lifetime!  Yet another neat Polish tradition that my kids were able to experience while we live here in Poland.

How do you celebrate milestones like this is in your family?

love kelley
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