Secret agents in Mendota Heights today started taking fingerprints of suspects potentially responsible for the cause of their very important mission this week. Fingerprinting and character descriptions were the topic of the day as our young Spanish learners worked to narrow down the list. Agents got to brush up on training their reflexes as well!
Temperatures were downright tropical in Mounds View today as our brand new Mission Impossible agents began their first day of training! With 58% humidity in Mounds View this morning, and the temperature hovering at around 90°F, it wasn’t at all hard to believe we were embarking on a special mission to tropical Costa Rica.
Our Spanish learners in Northfield this week got a taste of the Costa Rican Rainforest as they played a game about a snake looking for its own tail. As you can see from the picture above, sometimes tropical snakes get to be very long indeed! In Costa Rica, there are 130 different species of snake that you might stumble across as a Mission Impossible agent (among them, at least 12 main venomous snakes to keep an eye out for, including the Fer de Lance, the Bushmaster, and the Hog Nosed Pit Viper).
Just as language learners need to feel comfortable trying out new sounds and vocabulary, secret agents need to spend time learning how to feel comfortable together as a team. How do you crack a code or follow a clue hot on its trail if you can’t figure out a way to work seamlessly with your own team?
Woodbury day campers struck some moves during their weeklong “trip” to Costa Rica. At their closing program, they impressed with a few dances (video of them rehearsing below), and even pulled family members in for a simple game of Ninja.