Field Trips and Field Day for the German Academy!
Location: Saint Michael’s College
What the German Academy did today: Wow, what a seriously fun weekend for the German Academy! On Friday, the students attended a field trip to the Von Trapp Brewery and to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. After learning all about the history of "bier" to immerse in German culture, they took home some of Ben and Jerry’s classic flavors and enjoyed an ice-cream party with each other.
They also enjoyed Oktoberfest this weekend, where they were able to play festival games and connect with each other over loads of great German tunes. Then, on Saturday, they attended their second dance of the Academy. On Sunday, they joined Arabic, Spanish, French, and Chinese in “Olympic” activities, such as tug-of-war, sodoku, volleyball, soccer, and more! The Arabic Academy took home the winning prize, but the German Academy gave them a run for their money and had tons of fun! To conclude the weekend, the students attended an Academy-wide barbecue followed by an assembly to hype them up for the coming week.
Today, the students are returning to their normally-scheduled programming. Another full week of classes and CE’s awaits them!
In our classrooms…
Level 1 students are working on recognizing and naming parts of the body. Today, they’ll go outside for activities and practice labeling body parts on chalk outlines.
In Level 2 classes, today’s can-do statement is “I can participate in and talk about sporting events by asking and answering questions about games, rules, scores, player positions, etc.” They’ll go outside as well to play soccer, as well as design their own “new sport” with rules explained in-language.
By the end of today, Level 3 students will be able to “ask for and provide descriptions of places I know and places I would like to visit.” They will discuss stereotypes of tourists and create travel pamphlets for various locations.
9:30 am—Class Block 1/break
10:30 am—Class Block 2/break
11:30 am—Class Block 3
1:15 pm—Free Time
2:00 pm—Cultural Exploration
3:45 pm—Activities/Exercise/Free time
5:30 pm—Dinner & Free Time
7:30 pm—Evening Activities
9:15 pm—Dorm activities/snack
10:00 pm—In room/Journaling
10:30 pm—Lights out
Check back on Wednesday to read more about the German Academy!