Monday, December 12, 2011

Finland Update

In just a few short weeks, our family of five will take a plane to Helsinki, Finland where we will live for seven months.  Rob received a scholarship to the University of Helsinki to take a closer look at the Finnish education system (one of the most successful in the world) in hopes of bringing some of their knowledge back to Chicago. 

My boys will attend a Finnish public school where classes are taught in English, gym class includes learning to skate and kids call teachers by their first names.

And Lily and I?  Well, since Finnish children don't start school until they are 7, Lily and I will become the family explorers--finding things during the week to share with the rest of the family on the weekend.  (Of course, we'll have to do it all between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the sun is up!)

I am sure we are in for many, MANY new and interesting experiences! 

Please share in our journey over at Five in Finland

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