August 2012 changed our lives forever. We were venturing off into the unknown, moving to Spain for 1-2 years. We wanted our kids to experience an education in Spain.
Wow, this is my first post in a while! I’ve got a good excuse:
Speaking of school, I recently went on a field trip with my class to “La Antigua Sexi”. It’s a secondary school for grades 7-12, also known as an instituto. It looks nothing like an “American High school.”, more like a Spanish street. Continue reading
Well the school year is officially over! Anya (8 yrs – 3rd grade) and Lars (11 yrs – 5th grade) both completed a full year attending school in Spain. When we first planned this adventure, one of our top priority goals was for the kids to learn how to speak Spanish. This was going to be accomplished by having the kids study abroad and attend a Spanish elementary school. Of course we weren’t going to just ship them off to study, we were going as a family. It was also a priority for Alan and I to improve our skills with the Spanish language.
I know you have loads of questions about Education in our Spanish Public School . We are trying to play catch up on some of these topics. On the first day of school, each of the kids brought home their individually made weekly agenda. They show what subjects are going to be taught in class each our of the day. The first week the kids were getting their sea legs on and attended all of the sessions. While the class doesn’t move about the school to attend the different topics, they may have a teacher other than their own teach a particular topic. Continue reading
As of Friday morning we had all of the required paperwork for registration for school in Spain. We finalized out rental contract Thursday afternoon and stopped by the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) to obtain our Certificado de Empadronamiento (register as official citizens of the community). Continue reading
Our preliminary research showed that school in Spain started on September 17th in the Southern part of Spain. Upon arrival, we decided to stop by a public elementary school; just to be sure we had researched properly. Continue reading