I’ve started sitting in on Lilia’s math class once a week so I will know how she is learning and have a better idea of how to help her. Actually, all of the mothers are encouraged to do this. I may start sitting in on Japanese, as well, although my presence tends to be a distraction for Lilia. Anyway, here’s what I learned in the last math class: in Japan, there is a right and a wrong way to write the plus sign. First, you write the horizontal line, then the vertical line. Now that’s one thing I never would have known if I hadn’t been sitting in.
In other news, today is my birthday. That means there will be no cooking – at least not by me.