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First Day of School for First-graders 2016

The first day of school in the first grade is a very special occasion. On Monday, August 22nd, 2016, we celebrated the first day of class for our first graders just the way it is done in Germany. The students arrived at the Elementary School with their beautifully decorated cones and with their brand-new backpacks. Some were glowing with joy; others seemed a bit more reserved. Parents, grandparents as well as other family members were clearly proud of their off-springs. After a short greeting by our Head of School and the Elementary School Principal, our second-graders showed what they had learned during the last school year. They recited poems and performed wonderful songs. Now all first-graders were laughing and applauding.

Next, Ms. Ascencio (1a) and Ms. Aminzadeh (1b) called their new students and took them to the classroom. After the first period, there was one more important appointment: The class photo.

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