We have almost all of the supplies. A big item on the list was footwear. Each kid needs sport shoes, rain boots, and hausschuhe (slippers for indoors). They are also required to have full-body rain gear.
Vinnie will start first grade, and it's a big deal here. First graders have their own start date and are given a giant cone filled with gifts and candy on their first day of school. The cone is called a Schultüte. There's one in the picture above, but Vin is more interested in the microscope.