First, let me start by saying that we have a limited source of data for this post. It is just our opinion and Comparison of the 1 Primary School we attended in the USA and the 1 Primary School we are attending in Spain. This is by no means meant to generalize for a country or even a city/district.
We have 2 Wagoner Graduates in 2020, even though the kids are 2 1/2 years apart in age and a 2-year gap in school! Knowing this at the beginning of the year was very exciting. We were looking forward to all of the traditions and events that coincided with graduation. Then everything changed…
Just about every day we are contacted by someone who reads our blog or happened to just discover us. Many times it is someone with some questions about moving to Spain, taking a sabbatical, a vacation or requesting an interview. We are tapped into for all types of pointers and advice and we love it. A couple of weeks ago we received a very special kind of contact and it was someone who found us via our YouTube Channel. She happened upon Wagoners Abroad and our Lars and Anya Interviews. Here is what she said: Continue reading
Last week each of the kids brought home a note stating it was “Reunion night with the Teacher” on Monday October 1st. It stated that cycle 1 and 2 would meet at 4pm and cycle 3 would meet at 5pm. We assumed it was a meet the teacher type of event, so we were very excited to attend. Continue reading
First Day of School – not Monday
So it’s Monday night, and I’ve filled out the (hopefully) last of the paperwork. Tomorrow, we’ll get up early (8AM is early for us), and turn it in. So after a good night’s rest, it’s 7:58, and Lars comes bounding in the bedroom. “It’s time to wake up! We need to turn in the paperwork so we can start on Wednesday.” 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.