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Chinese preschoolers in Minnetonka prepare to start Going Places!

Published: September 18, 2017

Chinese immersion preschoolers in Minnetonka started the theme of “Going Places” last Friday! After a little free play, villagers were invited to draw a picture of themselves and write their names on the passports. This was to prepare them to travel a few weeks from now to China!

Going Places with Minnetonka pre-K Spanish learners

Published: September 15, 2017

Preschoolers in Minnetonka this week embarked on their journey through the session theme of Going Places! With class sections on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, some of our preschoolers celebrated Mexican Independence Day (September 16th) with a celebratory piñata, while others took off on an expedition to the beautiful country of Peru, where they visited the llamas of Cuzco.

Eden Prairie Spanish “Mini-Lessons” Begin!

Published: September 11, 2017

Spanish “mini-lessons” began in Eden Prairie this week, with lots of enthusiastic young learners at three different locations! Teachers Veronica and Emily were excited to meet everyone as they joined existing pre-school classes and invited children to participate in 25 minute Spanish lessons involving song, movement, and a measure of silliness as well.

French Fridays begin at The Berry Patch in Edina!

Published: September 8, 2017

The drop-off preschool theme for this fall is Going Places; preschoolers will learn all about using their emerging French skills to travel to another country this session! At Cavalry, children will get a chance to simulate traveling to France and Tunisia, while our Colonial-site preschoolers will visit Quebec, Canada, and Togo!

Exploring Oslo with Norwegian day campers!

Published: August 19, 2017

Norwegian day campers at Norway House explored the magic of Oslo and nearby areas this past week with this summer’s theme, “Our unbelievable (and wacky!) world!” Amongst other things, villagers visited Vigelandsparken and recreated some of Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures, took a trip out to Kaninøya, an island overrun with rabbits, met Edvard Munch, learned about bunader (traditional Norwegian costumes) at the Folkemuseet, tried all sorts of magic tricks, and even got a chance to buy their own waffles at the cafe upstairs (på norsk, of course)!

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