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Storytime in Norwegian Pre-K

Published: January 20, 2017

Tussetroll children in their crowns. Yesterday, the Norwegian parent-child pre-K class Tussetroll had its 2nd meeting of a 5 session J-term focused on stories. The story they read together was "Jeg vil ha!"  ("I want") with lille prinsessen (little princess), by Tony Ross. Everyone learned how to be polite and say "vær så snill"  ("please") and made their own crowns.  Want to find out more about Lille Prinsesse?  Watch an episode in...

Spanish Pre-K Dives Into Winter!

Published: January 18, 2017

Making hombres de nieve. Pre-K Spanish immersion got off to a great start last week with the theme of Natural Wonders. Villagers spent the day exploring the winter season,  reading the story,  Llego el invierno ("Winter has arrived").  They danced to the song Congelao (Freeze) and pretended to patinar sobre hielo (ice skate) to the Winter Waltz. Later, villagers made both copos de nieve (snowflakes) and hombres de...

Discovering the Seasons in Chinese Pre-K

Published: January 18, 2017

Paper snowflake. As part of their exploration of the theme Natural Wonders, our preschool Chinese class dove into discovering the seasons last week. They  started off with coloring pictures of the four seasons, then looked through a poster board window at each of the seasons to discuss what each season feels and looks like. After a song about the different seasons, villagers headed downstairs to run and hop from season to season as the name for each was called out. A snack of...

Visiting the Alps in French Pre-K

Published: January 18, 2017

The Alps! On Friday, our French pre-K class began their new theme for the semester by talking about land features, as part of Natural Wonders. Villagers started with exploring the Swiss mountains and talked about skiing. Then, they discussed rivers and how the mountaintop snow melts and follows its way to the river, learning two new songs related to the topic.     Readings at story time included “Les amis de Lola” and...

Excited for 2017!

Published: January 9, 2017

Language Discovery staff met this past Saturday to share stories, strategies and an international potluck! We are so excited to meet our language learners in 2017, we couldn’t help but get a little dressed up!

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