My daughter begins second grade at the German school next week. We have been trying to figure out what supplies she will need, but apparently we won't know that until school starts. We got her a fountain pen, colored pencils and opaque paints so far. One thing I did notice when she did here snupperwoche (visitation week) was that all of the kids had fancy backpacks by Scout, McNeill, 4you and Sammies. Is is okay for a kid to use a regular American backpack? How do you know what size to buy if you do spring the 150 euro for one of these fancy packs? Where can I find them cheaper? HELP!