Sylvia starts Kindergarten

Last Thursday, Sylvia started school at Park Spanish Immersion, the local public school for English speakers whose parents want them to learn Spanish. This morning at the school bus stop she taught the whole family a convoluted counting song she’s learned. It’s the kind where you add a motion with each verse, until it’s impossible to keep up without just convulsing randomly. (Not long after cinco, in this case.)

Most districts in the Twin Cities seem to have a Spanish immersion schools, and there are plenty of other languages available in the public schools. You can thank open enrollment, whereby Minnesota students can apply to any school, regardless of where they live. (Busing is only available within one’s home district, though.)