Note: I was born in switzerland and lived there for a while so i thought
some ppl would want to know what it was like there. Maybe even learn a
couple of words.
When I lived in Switzerland, life was very different. Here in the U.S., most
schools start swimming in Middle School. In Switzerland, we started in Kindergarten. We would get
taught how to swim with our regular class
teachers. (Imagine seeing your teacher in a bathing suit. LoL!)
kids start school later there. I'm in 6th grade, but I'm turning 13 in 2
months. Most of my friends say, "Really? Aren't you supposed to be in
7th or 8th grade?" The answer is, not really.
When you get into about 9th or 10th grade you to what is there called "stiffty".
That's a little
like an apprentice or an internship. You work and help them out
without getting paid, and in exchange they teach you about whatever subject
you choose. In elementary school, you just have a snack, not lunch. You go
home for lunch!
I have walked to school since kindergarten, and it
really is safe because you walk with a whole big group and it's pretty
Hear this! You have a toothbrush in elementary and you have to
brush your teeth after every snack. Then, every 3 months or so, a
dentist comes to our school and checks our teeth! This was always fun
for me because the night before we would brush our teeth really good.
So, now you know a little about life in Switzerland and I'll teach you
some words in German, one of the major languages in the country.
|How are you?
||Wie gehts dir?
|How old are you?
||Wie alt bist du?
|Whyville is fun
||Whyville ist lustig.
|What grade are you in?
||Welche classe bist du in?
|I love you
||Ich liebe dich.
||Ich bin hungrig.
Hope you had fun! If you have any questions, post them or y-mail me.