The past week’s theme in Norwegian Pre-K was emotions, and we had so much fun learning about them! During free-play, we made different funny faces – both on paper and on magnetic boards, and some also played an emotion matching game.
Becky Annika Hegstad, Dean of Language Discovery Programs, was a presenter at last week’s ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) national convention in New Orleans, LA. The conference attracts approximately 8,000 language educators on a yearly basis, and features the latest trends and best practices in the field of foreign language teaching. We’re so proud that she was invited to present!
French preschoolers celebrated Halloween last Friday! Many wore their fantastic costumes to class. We learned the names of some spooky characters and worked together to match body parts to the correct character. For our craft, we made potirons (jack-‐o-‐lanterns) and used the words we had learned for colors and parts of the face to make our decorations!
Early language learning can be a beautiful thing to watch: it’s a transformation, a process, a work of art. The cartoons below, from this year’s day camps, pre-K, and after-school programs, illustrate the complex and wondrous nature of “living the language.” Sometimes it makes us happy to just stop and appreciate these quick little snapshots of life in Language Discovery.
As families, our Spanish learners have begun competing in the popular game show Minuto para ganar (Minute to win it). Challenges involve precision, speed, dexterity - and language, too! The family that earns the most points gets to spin the final rueda (wheel), determining what silly activity will bring class to a close for the day. It’s so much fun!