S: My Trip to America
FC: My Journey To America
1: Hallo, my name is Paul Bauer and I am in 6th grade. I am 11 years old, and I am from Germany. One day, my mother chose to go to America for a better life and for a job. Soon, we were boarding the ship. I could smell dead fish and oil. We had to stay there for 3 whole days! It was like I was in polluted water! | Germany | America | TO
2: We packed clothes, spoons, forks and stuff before we boarded the ship. We were supposed to have 1 bag for each person so we could not fit everything in.
3: The next day, my mother and I are on the ship, looking for something to do when I saw a kid and went to him. He was from Germany like me! His name was Jacob. He had 2 brothers named David and Derek Müller. Jacob is 11 years old, David is 5, and Derek is 4.
4: On August 26 we saw the Statue of Liberty and was heading toward Ellis Island in New York. When we got off, we looked around and then went to see if we could pass. First, we had to put all our bags in the baggage room. Then we got a medical exam. | For that, we had to carry our bag up the stairs. It felt like it was crushing me! Then we had to wait in the great hall for hours. My mother and I were starving! Then we got served bananas
5: and other food. Then we took a legal inspection, a literary test, then we were free to go! | Now we are allowed to live in America!