In Germany, we go to school. Here we each answer some questions about it.
- Claire: You have to wear Hausschuhe. These are shoes you only wear inside the classroom.
- Max: You only have to be there for half the day. I come home at 11:15 three days of the week and at 13:00 (1pm) on the other days.
- Grace: Everyone speaks a different language!
Q: What special school supplies do you need?
- Claire: Turnshuhe or gymnastics shoes for Kindergarten.
- Max: I need swim stuff for swimming class. I also use a different small notebook called a Heft for each subject. It has special paper inside.
- Grace: We use fountain pens with ink cartridges. They are called Füller. Students all have special pencil and pen cases.
Q: How do you get to school?
- I walk.
- I walk, too.
- I usually ride my bike.
Q: What other things are interesting?
- Claire: Kindergarteners in Germany don’t learn letters or reading. They do mostly playing and crafts.
- Max: In school I have Religion class. All the students take either Protestant Religion, Catholic Religion or Ethics.
- Grace: I have a special dictionary. One half is English to German and the other half is German to English.
Q: Do you like school in Germany?
- Claire: I liked it for a bit. It was fun to visit. Now I am going to do school at home with Mom.
- Max: I really like it. Especially at Pause (pronouced POW-zuh) or break when we play outside and eat a snack from home.
- Grace: It is really fun and everyone is nice, but it is kind of hard for me.