Equipment for first graders
School enrolment not only marks the beginning of a new phase in the child’s life, but also makes him or her feel part of the “big ones”. In addition, one’s own individual possessions are a characteristic of the adult world. As a result the child’s self-esteem is strengthened.
In addition to the school bag, the school utensils and the gym bag, new clothes and the first own desk with a suitable chair is of great importance for a first grader.
Parents should, however, know what to look out for with the first equipment. Because only with the right table and chair height will the child be able to concentrate while learning. And the school bag must also meet certain criteria such as visibility in traffic and a stable back posture.
What should I put in my school bag?
- a pencil case with soft pencils, an eraser, a sharpener, crayons, felt pens, a ruler
- Books and Folders
- a notebook for homework
- a Gym bag or sports bag
- materials for art lessons: glue, scissors, drawing pad, paint box, brush, wax crayons, sponges, rags lunch box with snack during breaks
- a Drinking bottle
How can the first day of school go about?
When and how the first day of school takes place varies greatly from state to state and from school to school. In some federal states there is a school enrolment party on Saturday or Sunday before school starts. In other federal states, the first day of school takes place during the first week of the new school year and is determined individually by the schools. Parents can find more information about school enrolment by federal state on the Internet.
Often the first day of school begins with a service. Afterwards there will be an official welcome in the forum or auditorium. Former first graders perform a play or sing a song and greet the newcomers with a big hello, after which they take the children to school for their first class. Here each school decides whether the parents may be present at the beginning or alternatively wait in the schoolyard or in the auditorium. After 45 minutes, the parents can take the school children home and continue the celebrations at home or in a restaurant with relatives and friends.