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Join us for Norge Rundt: Pepperkakebyen!

Published: October 19, 2018

Join us at Norway House on November 10th, from 9:30-11:30 am, as we embark on our next Norwegian challenge of the season: Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread Wonderland). Parents/guardians are invited to join Norge Rundt kiddos in this fun challenge as we get elbows-deep in a sticky situation. We’ll learn how to construct the sweetest kind of house out of gingerbread flats and frosting mortar, adding architectural embellishments with plump gumdrops, cinnamon sprinkles, and candied kisses. And all of this will happen in Norwegian!

Oktober for Askeladden 

Published: October 18, 2018

Yesterday, in our Norwegian Pre-K class, Askeladden, we continued our theme of “All about me & you,” focusing on our bodies. For those that are also in Tussetroll, we built on what we had learned (and played with the potato heads) and sang “Hode, skulder, kne og tå.” We had some visitors observing us during ringkos – and had some “showing off” going on with some crazy antics. The kiddos have definitely reached that stage in the term where they are very familiar and feel comfortable enough with the setting to let loose (and sometimes get a little squirrelly!).

After-school game show theme: Love learning Spanish? Well, come on down!:

Published: October 11, 2018

Spanish club (after-school) contestants this session will be playing games of luck and skill with Mexican game show formats all semester long! These are fun and interactive game shows that have either been produced or aired in Mexico, in the Spanish language. Contestants will learn Spanish by engaging in Concordia Language Villages’ unique immersive environment, which emphasizes fun, active engagement with thematic content. And, it will all happen in Spanish, using games, movement, art and music as vehicles for language learning.

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival!

Published: September 24, 2018

Last Friday, our Chinese preschoolers in Minnetonka celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Chinese Moon Festival), which takes place today, on September 24th, the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.

"All about You and Me" (Pre-K Theme)

Published: September 16, 2018

The pre-K theme for our Spanish, Chinese, French, and Norwegian drop-off classes this semester is “All about you and me.” Through this theme, our pre-K villagers will explore things that they know about themselves and things to learn about others; they’ll talk about body parts and emotions, likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests, daily rituals, and so much more! It’s a great way to get to know one another and to figure out who we are in this great big world. Our French, Chinese, and Spanish pre-K classes are now in session, with Norwegian pre-K starting soon (click here to register).

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