First Day of School

Years pass so quickly now, I can’t believe we are once again, at the start of another school year. Today, August 26, 2015 was the first day of classes for both the elementary school and middle school. It is a tradition in our family to take photos of the kids and us, as we are all lucky to go to the same place every day, school! I am so happy to be able to see my wife and children daily on campus. What a privilege.

When I was growing up, my mother used to have us lean against the door of the house on our way out. I should look up some of those photos the next time I am home and digitize them. We would be seen smiling, with our new lunch box or brief case, and ready for another year. We recreated the photos again on our front door in Japan.

Recreating the famous Kralovec family pose.

It was a hot, muggy day and Ocean was up early, excited to get going. She had 19 late arrivals last year and is anxious to do better this year. The kids are so cute! We took the photos outside our door and then took a school car the two blocks to the campus. We usually ride our bikes, but today I had the school car.

We are looking forward to the year and what adventures await us!

Ocean’s First Day of School


Ocean and Mom, originally uploaded by bill kralovec.

We dropped off Ocean yesterday at her school for the first day of classes. Ocean is attending a local international nursery school in the neighborhood of the school Nadia and I work at. Unfortunately, she doesn’t make the age cut-off for our school for the Pre-Kinder program. It would have been nice for her to go to our school, but this is a pretty good alternative.

They have rented a beautiful “villa” in the neighborhood of Senjak, about 500 meters from our school. As you can see from the photos, it is really nice and she will enjoy it. Ocean will only be going 3 days per week. She was so excited and didn’t cry when Nadia left, so i guess the whole thing was a success. She has been watching her brothers go to school, so yesterday was finally her turn.