We had invited the village school principal to be our guest speaker, and she brought a bell that they have the new students ring at their opening ceremonies, it has been used for at least forty years in Nikolipolia.
Several of the students rang the bell when she brought it over to where they were standing during her speech. As you can see we have more girls than guys this year. Andrey rang the bell, he is the only new guy!
We introduced the teachers, and they talked about what they will be teaching this year
|The whole group (taken by Valentina's guest)|
|Valentina's guest who came to see her start school|
We gave her a Canada pen, too.
You see were the water stain is over the board in the classroom? I had the Ukrainian flag over it, but Garry took it outside for opening ceremonies. Guess I need to find the ladder, I stood on a table to hang it the first time.
|School begins for the new students|