Category Archives : Elementary School Kids

Educationblog: School Supplies 3

school days of the week sampleIt’s that time of year again, BACK TO SCHOOL!  I posted the last few years with information on what parents need for their children who are just starting out in 1P/2P or 3P, this year I post the list for 4P!

So, here is the list of what children in Nyon generally need (this list changes a bit from school to school and district to district, but is mostly accurate for Vaud):

  • Gym Bag with:
    • Indoor unmarking gym shoes (paire de chaussures pour l’interieur)
    • T-Shirt & Shorts ( tenue de gymnastique : t-shirt et short ou bas de training)
  • Pool Bag with:
    • Swimsuit (maillot de bain)
    • Towel (linge)
    • Bathing Cap (for kids with long hair) (bonnet de bain)
  • School Bag with:
    • A pen (for those who were given a pen at the end of 3P) (la plume)
    • Pencil and eraser (un crayon gris et une gomme)
    • Markers (stylos feutres)
    • Glue Stick (stick de colle)
    • Indoor Shoes (des pantoufles)
    • Apron or Smock (un tablier)

The remaining supplies are offered by the school district.   It is not mandatory to cover the agenda and other booklets that are provided, but it is advised.



Tractor Pulling 2014

IMG_4543In the summer of 2009 or 2010, I attended my first “tractor pull“.   I had no idea what a tractor pull was at the time, all I knew was that my toddler LOVED tractors and if there were going to be tractors at this pull, we’ll that’s where we were going to be.

The very first we attended was HOT.  It was full summer, the fields had been harvested once and the ground was dry and dusty.  But OH.MY.GOODNESS was my kid happy!  John Deere, Case International, Claas, all the well-known tractors were represented, and some!

There have been to a few tractor pulls in the La Cote are since we first arrived: a few in the rain (not so great) a few in the wind, a few in the sun.  The next one is coming up this weekend, 10-11 May 2014 in La Rippe.   The forecast suggests it’ll be warm and sunny, so we may just head up into the hills this weekend.  Who can forego tractors?


Cannot make it this weekend?  Other Tractor Pulls in the area this year:

23 – 24 August 2014 Puplinge GE
30 – 31 August 2014 Chavornay VD
06 – 07 September 2014 Cudrefin VD