Hooray for Corner View. I hope you all had a great summer and are ready for the new year! (well a new school year that is)
I loved school. Every stage that I went through, I enjoyed. From elementary, to middle and high school and even college. But the stage that stands out the most for me would have to be middle school which I did at a boarding school. Yes, at the tender age of 11 I was sent off . Of course it was difficult in the beginning, especially to be away from my family but as time went by I grew up, made some wonderful friends and to this day I have no regrets.
Actually looking back on the whole boarding experience, I think it prepared me in so many ways for the kind of life that I live now – having to move and make our home in new places every 3 or 4 years.
In the 3 years I’ve been here I’m always amazed at how the children are so accepting of each other and how willing and interested they are to learn about each others countries. Even today my first grader came home excited to tell me that one of her classmates was celebrating a Jewish holiday and that they got to share food together that his mother had brought in for the whole class.
“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life , you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
p.s. more corner view over at Jane’s.