Today was my first day of school, and it was exciting but I was also extremely nervous about what would happen. I had no clue what to expect.
Luckily, it went alright. I like the people in my class, from what I know of them so far. I haven't been able to talk with them much since my German isn't good (but that is going to change - I'm determined to make it better!), but they seem nice enough. I'll be honest in that I'm not the greatest fan of my actual classes so far (today I had math, German, more math, and French, all of which are in German ((of course))). I have no clue what is happening in result of the language differences. Luckily, I got put into grade ten here (the year I just finished in Canada), so for subjects like Math, I've already learned the subject matter, but figuring out the questions are still tough. I am very glad I have my German-English Dictionary with me (it is coming very much into use).
I'm hoping to try and convince school official people to put me into some more fun subjects (I'm not getting credit for this year, and so I figure may as well take some easier/more fun subjects if possible, like art class and gym classes). Pretty much all subjects in grade ten are mandatory (like how in grade 4 in Canada all subjects are mandatory), with a little bit of choice (eg: you can choose if you want to learn French, Spanish, and/or Latin - if you choose Latin you have to choose another language as well. I chose French), but I figure it doesn't hurt to try.
Overall, the students are nice, and once I start understanding more German I'm sure I'll enjoy classes more. But I'm still going to try and switch things up for my classes.
Wish me luck!
See you next time (once I know more about my school, and have spent more time in my gymnasium, I might make a more detailed post about it)!