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Making Friends in Senegal!

Published: April 16, 2018

This past week at Colonial’s French Friday program, talk was all about Le Senegal! On April 20th we will have a voyage to Senegal! Everyone will participate in a Skype conversation with David from Senegal, a staff member of Concordia Language Villages during the summers. We will have the chance to ask David about his life, and see some similarities and differences to life here. Our French preschoolers have already prepared questions for David, and each child will get to ask David their question… in French! We’re making new friends across the globe!

Playing Games in Chinese Pre-K

Published: April 9, 2018

Chinese preschoolers got to review their numbers last week either through correcting the mistake (2 numbers were swapped in positions) or rearranging the (Chinese) numbers into their proper order. They were tested on their memory on the colors, too, in preparation for the plastic egg game, in which numbers were hidden inside different colored eggs. Children guessed which color egg the numbers were in and how many were on the plate, which were covered up after a few seconds of showing. Kids had to count really quick to give the right answers! The afternoon class got so excited about the game that they shouted out the answers over and over again.

French Friday Friends Visit the Zoo

Published: April 9, 2018

French Friday Friends enjoy doing fun excursions together, so they recently all “got on the bus” and went to the zoo. They all had to say:

–“Tu viens au zoo” - Are you coming to the zoo?

– “Oui, J’aime le zoo” – Yes, I love the zoo.

At the zoo they saw an alligator, a monkey, a hungry hippo, a mama giraffe with her baby, and even a family of tigers and a family of lions.

Seeking Mini-Barnekunstmuseet Submissions: Dual Citizenship

Published: March 26, 2018

The Mini-Barnekunstmuseet at Norway House is inviting submissions from you on the theme of Dual Citizenship (Dobbelt Statsborgerskap). We’ll accept 2-dimensional (paintings, drawings, collage, etc.) or 3-dimensional (sculpture, paper-craft, tapestry, etc.) art projects created by children (under the age of 18) that address this theme. Artwork should be no larger than 8.5 x 11” (a standard piece of paper) and must fit inside our display case.

Pre-K Pijamada

Published: March 26, 2018

Exploring their spring theme of Making Friends, some of the Spanish pre-K classes in Minnetonka had a pretend sleepover last week! The pajama party or pijamada was a total blast. They packed a bag to go over to a friend’s house for a sleepover as well as played a live version of the board game Don’t Wake Up Daddy They also made a delicious pizza because no sleepover is complete without it!

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