At the beginning of each season or before a vacation or for a holiday, the students put on a concert. Usually, each concert just involves a few participating classes, not the whole school. But each concert is pretty similar; there are several dance routines, a few singers, and some comedic skits that usually involve boys dressing as women or lip-syncing. My favorite is usually the dance routine.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
On August 17, 2011, I officially became a Peace Corps volunteer. The ten weeks previous, I was technically a Peace Corps Trainee. It wasn’t until I swore-in that I was a full-blown volunteer. And right after swearing-in, I took all my things and moved to Criuleni to begin my two years as an English Education volunteer.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
This was one of my favorite classroom moments here: introducing Homeworkopoly to encourage completing homework in the 5th form class. The students were so excited about the game and couldn’t wait to play. And when they saw that I wanted to take pictures, they couldn’t wait to get their picture taken with the game. And as long as my partner teacher and I kept up with using the game, a lot more students completed their homework this year.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
I remember the first time I saw/visited a Moldovan cemetery. I couldn’t get over how different it looked with the cast iron cross or marble gravestones with craved pictures of the deceased or the picnic tables everywhere. I loved seeing something similar to our culture (burying the dead) being practiced so differently.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I can’t reflect on my time here in Moldova without thinking about the winter. Black ice everywhere, snow up to your knees, tucking towels and rags in the cracks of doors and window to keep the cold out, the water tower freezing. I have never experienced winter like I have here. And it wouldn’t be so bad if houses and building were warmer. It’s just a fact; you will be cold all the time during a Moldovan winter.