Vacation is Over, and It’s Not as Bad as I Thought

Today was the first day back to school after a little over two weeks of vacation, which I spent in the United States with my family.  I have to admit that after a long and difficult trip back to Moldova, I was kind of dreading having to get up this morning and get back into … Continue reading Vacation is Over, and It’s Not as Bad as I Thought

First Full Week of School

Throughout the summer, we were warned numerous times to be mindful that Moldovan schools operate a bit differently than American schools.  That seemed a bit obvious to me- we're in a completely different country, of course it'll be a bit different.  I think I underestimated a bit.  Now, I'm not saying that the "American" way … Continue reading First Full Week of School

First Bell at School

In Moldova, school generally starts on September 1st (unless, I'm assuming, September 1st falls on the weekend).  It's a very different experience from the first day of school in the United States.  In the United States, you arrive at school, are shuffled to your classroom, and once you're settled in, you start going over rules or … Continue reading First Bell at School