Last 100 Days, Days 50-46

As I’ve mentioned, I’m sharing a photo and a look back on my favorite memories in moments in Moldova for each of my last 100 days here.  I’m counting down, so here are days 50-46.  See all of my “Last 100 Days” posts here.

Day 50: To make up for an extra day off for school, we had school one Saturday in May. Instead of regular lessons, our school had a sports day. The younger students played different games at the school, and the older kids headed to the village’s sports’ field to play various games and competitions. (May 2017)
Day 49: The last day of school in Moldova is called “Last Bell” and there is a large ceremony to celebrate the end of another school year. A first grade girl sits on the shoulders of a 9th grade boy, ringing a large bell to signal the end of school. Since our village’s school only provides education until 9th grade (after that, students travel to other towns and cities), it was also a bit of a goodbye to the 9th graders. (May 2017)
Day 48: The first day of summer vacation is Children’s Day, a holiday celebrated across the country. Students of various ages sang, danced, and played at our local park as part of the celebration, and then every student received free ice cream. (June 2017)
Day 47: The teachers from my school decided to go on a day trip after school had ended. We traveled to the north of the country, where we visited the Saharna and Tipova monasteries. On our way home, we stopped to have a picnic. It was a lot of fun to go on a trip with my colleagues and we all enjoyed spending time with each other outside of school. (June 2017)
Day 46: Moldova has an abundance of fresh, delicious cherries! These cherries were picked from a tree in our garden and they were so tasty! (June 2017)