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The school is huge.
Photo from Matthias
The school is huge ! It has 3 gymnasiums, a swimming pool, even a kindergarten for students with children


Sports facilities in the school
Photo from Matthias
It has a stadium, some tennis courts, a baseball spot, two auditoriums and much more. It is great.


 

My First Days at School

Matthias from Germany

The school is huge ! It has 3 gymnasiums, a swimming pool, even a kindergarten for students with children. It has a stadium, some tennis courts, a baseball spot, two auditoriums and much more. It is great. I love it. Especially playing soccer in a stadium is great!

The first class I attended was Computer Science I. In this class we learned how to turn on a Macintosh computer. But they promised me that it will be much more difficult in a week when we start learning C++.

After this I had Pre-Calculus. I didn't get a word. They were drawing complex tasks with their calculators which they had bought. I did not have such a nice calculator, so I was just sitting around and looked dumb at the teacher. No fun at all!

Physics, in contrast, was pure fun. We learned something about precision, and the teacher (very funny and nice) explained this with the help of a shotgun theory. He was telling us that a rifle has much more precision than a shotgun and so on. I got lots of homework to do. Only for Computer Science I had to read 87 pages !!!

The next day was my first full day. I started with Spanish. As the other students had already had one week of studying, I expected them to be quite good. But the first lesson I attended we learned how to pronounce a, e, o, u and had to draw our hands on a sheet of paper, cut them out, write our Spanish name on it (Mateo) and put it onto the window...

The following class was English. In this subject we started reading The Crucible!!! At the end of the lesson, the teacher dictated questions. I didn't get them all, but this didn't matter anyways because I thought it would be homework and wrote down all the questions. But actually it was a test and all the other guys took down the answers and handed them in ;-).

But then was lunch-time. There are 3 periods of lunch, and I am in the third one. Great. The good food was already gone and I did not see anybody I knew. So I was standing there, in the crowd, the tray in my hands, no clue where to go. Fortunately a whole bunch of nice guys came to me, said hello...and left. Terrific.

After a while I seated myself at a table that looked nice. That was maybe not the best choice...I mean they were nice, but they talked about the craziest things and I only got one word out of 10.

Part 3: I Am a Swimmer

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