How long is your school year? We started on Sept 10 th and will finish on June 6 th How long is the school day? From 8:30am until 4:30pm Do you eat lunch at school or at home? At school What do you eat for lunch We have a first course (pasta or rise or vegi soup), a main course (fish or meat or eggs), veggies and fruit. No fried food is served at school. What subjects do you learn about? Literacy, Math, Geography, Science, Social studies Do you have co-curricular classes like art and music? We will have music this year What do the kids like to do at recess? Playing at the playground or in the classroom, chatting or just take a rest Do you have a playground? Yes
What is your school dress code? No dress code Do you have any sports teams or extra-curricular activities at school? We have mini- basketball How many students are in your classes? 20 What grade levels are at your school? From 1 st to 5 th grade Do you learn different languages? Yes, we learn English Do you have a pledge or school mascot? No, we don’t Do you take field trips? Yes, later this school year How do the kids get to school each day? By car, by bicycle, walking
What books and technology do you use? We have this year 5 books: math, writing (two books), geography, English Are there computers in the classrooms? Only the teacher’s one Do you have holiday breaks? Yes, we will have 2 weeks for Christmas, 1 week for Easter and few public holidays like All Saints Day, Liberation day, the day of the Republic, May 1 st Do you have any class parties or school celebrations? Not yet, but we will be celebrating Christmas all together Do you have homework? Yes, every Friday How are you graded? I’m first grader How many teachers do you have? Three Does your school have a principal? Yes What does your school look like? It’s a two-floors building in the city centre – see picture
What is the daily schedule like in school? Morning: 8.30 am – 12 pm: classes of literacy, math, science Lunch and recess – 12pm – 2pm Afternoon: 2pm – 4pm: classes of geography, social studies, English
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