Today our French preschoolers said goodbye to Paris and started our trip to Switzerland. The children bought their train tickets, got on the train and traveled to the new country where once again, they had their passports “stamped.” They discovered what Switzerland is known for: cheese, chocolate and big mountains with lots of snow, where people ski from very early age. The children had a chance to try on some skis like real Swiss people!
Norge Rundt is coming up this Saturday, November 11th, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Norway House (913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404)! Parents can feel free to visit the Norway House Galleri ($5 admission) or grab a coffee and hang out at Also Ingebretsen’s Kaffe Bar and Gavebutikk (located on the main level at Norway House).
This fall, Language Discovery Programs introduced a new initiative in our K-4 after-school classes: a high school internship program! Our high school interns are responsible for supporting use of Spanish in the classroom, assisting teachers with activities and language modeling on a day to day basis. We’re very lucky to have two amazing interns this session: Zack and Mackenna. Their contributions to a dynamic, playful, and positive learning environment have already been noted after only a few weeks and we’re so happy to have them on board!
After-school Spanish learners in Eagan/Apple Valley and Hopkins are getting their feet wet in the Galapagos Islands this fall, as they learn about the unique ecosystems and wildlife nestled off the coast of Ecuador. Home to marine iguanas, penguins, red-breasted frigates, sea lions, and all sorts of other amazing creatures, the Galapagos represent an extraordinary place to learn about the delicate balance of nature and our own role in its stewardship.
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!