Reflections of our first day at Primary School #3

Agios Nikolaos Primary school #3

Agios Nikolaos Primary school #3

On my first day at school I made four friends. When we got to school we lined up in our class line on the basketball court.

Tis is us in line meeting some new friends

Tis is us in line meeting some new friends

First the boys in my class and Toby played basketball. And the girls in my class and I played with hoola hoops and skipping ropes. We had a competition with the hoola hoops to see who could keep the hoop on the hips the longest. Then we went into class room. Our teacher was not very good, she left us alone for a whole lesson. We didn’t learn anything that day. The boys in my class are partyers they were on the tables dancing and throwing paper planes and screaming. We were playing chasey with our class in the first break. The second session of schooling the teacher spent the whole time handing eleven books out to us. The second break my friends were jumping and pushing each other because they wanted to hold my hand. Our last session of the day we had English. It was easy we had to write about ourselves and our family and what we like doing.

by Yasmina

Entering school for our first day

Entering school for our first day

It's a long walk up hill in the morning

It’s a long walk up hill in the morning

On the first day of school we lined up in front of Kiria Soula (Miss Soula) who is my teacher.

 

My first line up - Kiria Soula is the one with dark hair up the front

My first line up – Kiria Soula is the one with dark hair up the front

I’m in class Β2 which would be grade 2B in Australia. Year two is harder than I thought cause everything is in Greek. The day before when we met our teacher she gave us a sheet of paper with all the things we need to buy and bring to class. Our first thing of the day was to get our huge bits of paper out and give them to our teacher. Then we had to give our A4 paper to her. After that we had to give her our bits of coloured paper. Only 4 of us had all this stuff. I was happy that I had mine. We then had to hand in our ΑΒ (Alpha Beta) books in. We then did some work – we had some alpha-beta work (Greek is where the Enlgish word ‘alphabet’ comes from). I had to stop a quarter of the way through to wait for Kiria Soula to help me. Then I just had to do one word and the others had to do more. Then I got to colour in a little girl and boy down the bottom of the page. We could then do our own drawings – I drew a picture of the beach with an island in the back and a sky and clouds and some birdies flying around. After that the bell rang and it was time to go out of class and play. I played with my new friends Zoi, and another girl. I think recess was 20 minutes. We played hopscotch then we had to go back into class.

This is the basketball court & the Greek flag.

This is the basketball court & the Greek flag.

For the next session we watched another class come in and hand out our books. Then class B1 came in to get their books. After they went the bell rang again and I played the same thing with my friends. There are only two hopscotches, two trees and two snakes to play on and a basketball court.

 

Our schoolyard is mainly concrete but at least you can see the beach

Our schoolyard is mainly concrete but at least you can see the beach

Then we had to run back into class and a man came in and gave us something about school sports and some reading homework which I have to do with my mum and baba soon. Then we wrote some words in Greek – my friend did the word ψάρι (psari) which means fish and right then the end of day bell rang and we got our bags and went outside. We were waiting under the tree for baba because he had a Bowen client and made it impossible to be right on time and mummy was picking up the other kids. We finished today at 12.25pm but next week we will finish at 2pm. It takes us about 10 minutes to get to school up a big hill. School starts at 8.10am so we have to get up really early to all get ready.

This is us waiting to line up

This is us waiting to line up

When we got home lunch wasn’t ready so we got to make ourselves and ice choc frappe with vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Then it was lunch time and we had a pasta bake. In Greece most people have their main meal in the middle of the day. I couldn’t eat all of my lunch cause I was full from all the pistachios, walnuts and almonds I ate and the two choc chip cookies. Mum said we wouldn’t have ice chocolate frappe before lunch again. Then it was quiet time for an hour. After that we have done some school work and had to write down two new words we learnt today – mine were Ζωή (Zoi) which is the name of my friend and also means ‘life’ in Greek, my other word was Κυρία Σουλα (Kiria Soula) which is my teacher’s name and now here I am writing this blog – baba is typing for me but sometimes I talk so fast I have to say it again.

There are at least five beaches we can walk to but this is our closest one.

There are at least five beaches we can walk to but this is our closest one.

Beach time soon.
From ΚΑΛΙΚΑ

When we arrived at school the bell went and we had to all line up in our classes on the basketball court – one of the girl students got up in front of everyone and did a prayer and everyone did their cross.

This is our line & the girl up the front is the prayer girl

This is our line & the girl up the front is the prayer girl

We then had to sing a song – not sure what its about yet. Then most of the classes departed and my class (Δ2 – which is like saying 4B) was left on the court.
School was great!
Our class still doesn’t know who our real teacher is so my class is a party class.

This is us waiting for our teacher & we played 'basket'

This is us waiting for our teacher & we played ‘basket’

 

We spent one whole lesson by ourselves (not sure why) and almost everyone was yelling, throwing paper airplanes and one of my new friends was dancing and jumping on tables!!! – That happened to be the 2nd lesson.

This is our classroom Δ2

This is our classroom Δ2

There was one one lesson (the 3rd one) where we got to learn. In the other ones we were given new books and we were given 11 new books!!!
The first lesson we played basketball, with just my class and we got some goals!!!
I have 2-4 new friends in one day!!!
It was great!

By Tobes

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