Stories for teachers

Amelia, my home country

Hi, my name is Amelia and I am 12 years old. I was born in Poland and the transition to Germany was very difficult for me. I was crying for roughly two weeks; it was difficult for my family also. The hardest hit was my best friend, she reckoned that her life without me did not make any sense anymore. I wanted to start crying then but I didn’t, otherwise she would have been even more sad. The first week in Germany was very difficult and sad and after one year it was worse. I had to go to school and when I looked into the classroom, I quickly ran back to my mother and started crying, because there were only Arabic children and there are none in my country. In 4th grade I made friends. But it’s not like I no longer meet or have forgotten my friends in Poland. I still meet them. Now I am in grade 6 and I feel comfortable here. But I do miss my family and my friends.