Just One Week Left (Of School)
This week was the second to last week of school this school year here (as of Tuesday). The reason that is will take quite some time for me to explain, so that’s what the primary purpose of this blog entry will be.
That’s how we’ve managed to cut an entire week off of the school year. Now here are the reasons for doing this in the first place.
First of all, as mentioned in the above paragraph, we hardly have the coursework for more than one more week of school. Secondly, school ended around here over two weeks ago and that has seeped it’s way into our morning routines. First off, when Eric and I walk down to get semmels in the morning we used to see crowds and crowds of students (mostly high school age) on the streets and in the bakery and grocery store. Now that school is over there are none in the streets, we only see the adults heading off to work. Also due to the lack of students the grocery stores are starting to open later and that hinders our ability to get back sooner. We also have been visibly waking up later each morning and though that does help with the grocery stores being open, it doesn’t help with the time that school begins (that’s also how we’ve been managing to skip German classes). The third and less direct reason that we decided to try and cut the last week of school off is that Mary will be spending all day from Monday to Thursday two weeks from now at an international conference (that’s luckily here in Vienna) and therefore won’t be able to cook dinner (lunch) those days. Plus, we simply want to have more time that’s pure vacation here and with cutting that week off we’ll end up with more time as normal vacation (our normal 3 weeks) than if we did that last week of school.
So, the final school schedule for the rest of 9th grade is as follows: Monday=(Geography, Math, Physics, Literacy), Tuesday=(German, Math, Physics, Study Hall), Wednesday=(Geography, Math, German, Literacy), Thursday=(German, Math, Study Hall/ Math, Study Hall), and Friday=(Geography, Math, Physics, Literacy). Then on the following Friday when Mary can cook again will be the final exams. Enjoy, Alex.