Friday September 1st was First Bell in Moldova. First Bell is a morning celebration that started with the new first graders being welcomed to the school by their new schoolmates; followed by songs, poems and short speeches by students, teachers and the director of the school. The students present flowers to their teachers and offer up gratitude and wishes for a successful year. The center that I am working with is located in the school and the teachers of the school gave me flowers, so thankful for such a welcoming community.
My local guide, Eduardo, came by the house and walked with me to school and after the ceremony, I joined the school teachers to celebrate the first day.