Today the parents were invited to spend an hour in the class and then to enjoy coffee and cake whilst having a chat to the teachers about the children's progress.
It was interesting as my Greek is not yet good enough to understand what was going on very well but brilliant to see him there being so much a part of the class and happy. As I walked in, he had the biggest smile on his face and after running over for a kiss he happily went back to his seat like he had been told to, although he kept looking over at me with a beaming smile and telling everyone in Greek 'Look, there's my Mama'
I had hoped to get a sneaky photo or two whilst I was there, forgetting this is Cyprus and you can do what you like! Every parent in the room was busy capturing the moment on video, phone or camera.
The only sad bit for me was when they were 'testing' the parents and asking them the questions, after a few others had answered Leo called over to me 'Put your hand up Mama, like this when you know the answer', obviously I couldn't answer any and he looked at me with such a hopeful expression each time! That's all the encouragement I need to carry on learning the language though.
The best bit for me was seeing him join in with the singing, in his first week at his old school I watched him sat in the class while they all sang a song, he was the only one not joining in then and I'd felt so sorry for him not understanding what was being said in what I'm sure was a very popular song for children. It stuck with me for ages afterwards and I often wondered how hard it must be to be the only English one in the class.
Today though, he really did us proud - singing his little heart out with the rest of them!