Each year before our school year starts I ask the kids what kinds of things they would like to learn about in the upcoming year. It's a brainstorming session that helps me decide where we will go with the new school year.
This year Kaylie said she'd like to continue learning French and Japanese and perhaps start Italian if she has the time. This made me happy since I am pretty good with French (I've had 5 years of French and can read and speak pretty well).
Garrett said he'd love to learn German. I told him we'd have to have his daddy's help on that one since Mike took some German in school and would know more about the pronunciations than I would.
Savannah talked about learning more math (she loves math!) and wanting to do more science experiments.
As we got to Emma she said she also wanted to learn more math and science. She didn't say much else. I thought they each had some really great ideas.
Later while I was in the babies room Emma came to find me. She said she thought of something else she'd like to learn. I was curious since she seemed so serious. Emma said she'd like to learn English. I reassured her that we would do more English and that everyone had to do it, not just her.
She said, "No, I want to learn to speak English. You know, like, 'Good day mate! Would you like some tea and biscuits' " (of course this was said in her best British accent). She proceeded to say, "You know, they call cookies biscuits over there. I want to learn to speak English like that!"
I laughed so hard! It was so cute and I assured her that we'd figure out just how to speak "English" perfectly so that the next time we had a tea party we could speak in a foreign language.