Anybody here Israeli-by-aliyah who came with school-age children? We had our first day of school today with total tears and just torture. Well, correction ... DD#1 (1st grade) was okay, but DS#1 (3rd grade) had a horrendous time of it. Neither of them speaks Hebrew, though they both can read a siddur, so I guess that's something ... but it's so hard.
And if they get a homework assignment, I mean, do they do it in English?
It's 5-something in the morning and I just finished translating as best as I could with two different dictionaries the sheet DS's teacher sent home, with a whole corny free-verse, I guess, about the first day of school ... and surprise, at the bottom are three questions for them to answer. Supposing that they're supposed to be answered in writing, but what do I know. Heck, just translated the **** thing altogether.
And as far as I know, the teacher's English is pretty negligible as well, so what good would doing the homework in English do?
Sigh. Will have to talk to her tomorrow, yes, but ... oy.
Any advice or suggestions on how to survive the next few weeks/months is welcome.