Speaking of elementary school, Amber will begin first grade this September. Although we've considered private, bilingual (Chinese-English) schools, at this point it looks as though we'll enroll her in a local public school. If that happens, I intend to rearrange my work schedules so that I'll be free in the afternoons to go over with her what she will have learned that day at school, but doing so in English, of course. I'd also like to teach her other subjects, such as U.S. history - Founding Fathers, the American Revolution, Lincoln, slavery and the Civil War and so on - as well as work on her grammar, reading and writing skills.
That's the plan, anyway. September is still months' away, and the best-laid plans have a way of being altered by forces not under our control. For the immediate future, as in the second half of this month, Amber will be in the USA, spending time with her grandparents and her aunt, watching cartoons on TV, eating at Denny's and IHOP, and perhaps getting a chance to play in the snow or see a star-filled night sky.
Unfortunately, we'll be back in Taiwan when Super Bowl Sunday rolls around.