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Piracy at Norge Rundt!

Published: February 13, 2017

This Saturday in Norge Rundt, villagers became pirater, or sjørøvere! Kaptein Sabeltann left a skattekart to lead villagers to his skattekiste!

Chinese preschoolers anticipate spring!

Published: February 10, 2017

With the hope of spring around the corner, the kids dove into some of the natural wonders of spring last week in Chinese pre-K. They learned how to name three beautiful, small and interesting creatures like bee, butterfly and snail. Winter’s not over yet, so they decided to have some fun with winter sports during gym time by going sledding. Yes, they did it indoors! They either pulled their friends or being pulled on the sled. It was so much fun!

El Pájaro strikes! After-school villagers are on the hunt for missing treasure! 

Published: February 7, 2017

Villagers getting their passports!  After-school Spanish villagers in Eagan yesterday were given a new challenge for the semester's theme of Treasure Hunters:  to find the treasure stolen from Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Antropología by none other than the notorious thief, El Pájaro!  Villagers will be tracking the disappearance of a precious artifact in these first few weeks, using their Spanish to solve the mystery as...

French preschoolers read "La Moufle" 

Published: February 1, 2017

In French pre-K last week, villagers reviewed the animals as part of their exploration of the theme, Natural Wonders! They spent some time tracking animal footprints around the classroom. For snack, they had the chance to try some cheese and croissant as part of the French culture exploration. The children loved it!

Preschoolers celebrate Chinese New Year in Minnetonka

Published: February 1, 2017

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy Chinese New Year! Last week, Minnetonka Chinese pre-K learned about this most celebrated day in China.

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