Spanish villagers at St. Anthony have been putting their language skills to good use this week! From collaborating on a mural, to catching a subway train, to making colored water walk from one glass to another, they’ve been busy exploring the city of Santiago and all the wonders within!
In Plymouth, Spanish learners visited the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts as part of their visit to Santiago. They pieced together a mural, learned all about optical illusions, and made thaumotropes to bring home. They also got a chance to practice balancing ping pong balls on their noses!
Twin Cities Day Camps got off to a great start today in Plymouth, Shakopee, and St. Anthony! After playing a few games to learn one another’s names, day campers were challenged to figure out which country they’ll be visiting this week. In Shakopee, they hopped like a frog, swam, and ran to the goal in order to earn puzzle pieces, which they assembled into a map of Chile. From there, they charted out what parts of the lovely city of Santiago they would be visiting: el parque, el museo, el rio, el mercado, y el metro (the park, the museum, the river, the market, and the subway).
Twin Cities Day Camp staff met last Saturday to get into gear for this summer’s theme, “Our Unbelievable (and Wacky) World!” Teachers of Chinese, Norwegian, and Spanish gathered to pool resources and ideas, while hashing out fun plans for you this summer! This year, magician and educator-entertainer Brian Richards shared his talents with us (and some of his secrets, too)!
French Fridays drew to a close at the end of May and families were invited to come share in the celebration!