A N.Y. Moment (7)

I love New York. It never stops. It’s so alive. Any moment can be special. Each month I’d like to share some NY moments with you. Thank you for reading them.

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TODAY I want to tell you a little bit about my school here. It is completely different from Ukrainian and Russian schools.  I have six classes every day and a schedule that changes every day for six days. It starts with “A” day and goes on. Friday is “E” day and the next Monday is “F” day. It’s not as complicated as it sounds. The school created this kind of schedule for students because they don’t want every day to be the same.

     Also, in my American school I have more free time compared with my Ukrainian school. Each day I have one and a half hours of free time. I can do almost whatever I want. I can go to the lunch room, the library, or to special study rooms. Or I can just be with my friends in the hallway. If I was in 11th or 12th grade, I could also leave the campus. And I don’t have to tell any teachers what I’m doing or what my schedule is. It is a very “free form” school. They expect students to do what is right—or learn from the problems that come from not doing what is right.

     In my school you can find students from all over the world. There are a lot of Asian and Spanish people who are just learning English. They are just like me. I’m just learning too. It’s nice because the teachers really like foreign students. They help, and explain all the material. I really like my school. I can do all my homework at school and be free by the end of the day.  Annette

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