Sunday, August 31, 2014

Back to School Traditions and Talstrasse 7

Most of us have a family/school tradition we do with our own children or our students on the first day of school. Whether it is taking a special picture, having a special breakfast or a special activity in the classroom, we make the first day of school a day to remember.

In Germany, we noticed the German children celebrated the first day of school as well! They make the first day of school special with a schultüte. A schultüte is a large cone that is usually colorful and shiny. Parents fill the cones with all kinds of goodies to commemorate the first day. 

This made us think about what other countries do to celebrate the first day of school and found out there are lots of different back to school traditions! Countries around the world commemorate the first day from exchanging presents, passing down back packs, flowers and more. (Click on the Thinglinks to find out more about back to school traditions.)

We hope you celebrated your first day back to school and make your own memorable traditions with your students.

Schule tute video by Kinder Cone:

KinderCone gives the gift that celebrates the 1st Day of School Make a School Cone | DIY
Book of the Week: It's Back to School We Go! (found at Amazon) 

This week:

Brought me back to some old stomping grounds and memories!  As I drove to the villages for my home visits – I found myself in a village that I used to visit quite often!  P & P, if you’re lurking – this is for you! Love you both and miss y’all!


My Tradition:
The weekend before the start of our kinder, I get treated to a wonderful breakfast.  Check out that incredible homemade cream for the heisse shokolade!

My Puppet from Shadow Puppet:
To all the children of the world, who have started school, or will be starting the Day After Tomorrow, we wish you a wonderful school year!

Have a great week!


  1. I never really thought about back to school traditions around the world. Thanks for sharing! Hope your year is off to a great start!

    A Very Curious Class

    1. Hey Amanda, thanks for dropping by! It's been crazy busy but I think I'm ready. I'm planning my year of PBL's right now. Let me know if there's anything you need from the land of castles and everything old! LOL!

  2. I love reading your posts about Germany! I lived there and attended DOD schools until I started high school. Wonderful memories! Have a great school year.

    Smarticle Particles

    1. Hi Karen, Do any of these pictures look familiar to you? LOL! Where in Germany did you live? I would love to have you do a guest blog post for month of the military child! Would you consider it?

  3. Lcie, I would love to do a guest blog post! I lived all over Germany...Giessen, Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (good old k-town), and Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden was my favorite. We lived there longer than anywhere else, and I remember much more from those years. I'm soooo excited!

    1. Awesome! I will email you with details, then. Thanks so much for dropping by!