Baby Bird is starting his 4th week in kindergarten (Germany) or preschool (USA) now. Things are going wonderful! He is starting to make friends, he brings home crafts, and even is speaking a little German. He told the Scientist and I "Nein!" last night. (oh great-now he knows how to say no in 2 languages!)
The teachers and other parents are wonderful and supportive. They bring me information on swimming nearby, dancing classes, and even restaurant recommendations. Everyone lives in the neighborhood so I even frequently am starting to bump into them around town! (Although I keep wondering when the "funny foreigner who always makes mistakes" routine is going to wear out for them!)
I also really like it because it is an Parent Initiative Led Kindergarten which is great because we do lots of activities together and there are parent meetings every 6-8 weeks. In fact, in a couple of weeks, there is a lantern festival for St Martin's Day where parents and children walk around in the dark and sing with lanterns. (I don't know any other details yet so don't ask yet)
However, this also means that we cook for the children. The parents take turns cooking lunch. Some parents go there and cook and others cook at home and the school heats it up. (They have a full kitchen there) Since I have school, I won't be able to make it but I thought maybe someone out there has a suggestion of what to make for 20- 2-5 year olds and 4 teachers!!!!
I am not scared of cooking. I LOVE cooking and am often trying out new recipes and ingredients. However, cooking in such big quantities AND for picky children is leaving me a little breathless to say the least!
Anyone out there got ideas? Bueller? Bueller?