Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

The first session of the Expanded Learning Program is in full swing at Bristol Elementary school!  We are offering four exciting workshops; Culture Club: China (K-3), Culture Club: Japan (3-6), Ranger Rachel's Nature Club (2-4), and Scholars' Club (4-6).  Last week I was able to document some of the fun/learning that was happening in both Culture Clubs!  

In Culture Club: China, students are learning to create the /ur/ sound by pressing their tongue to the roof of their mouth.  They listened to the sound from an audio clip off of the internet, and also had a guest teacher  (an exchange student from China) demonstrate!  

 Students also learned how to write Chinese words!

 Lastly, students were able to sample moon cake, a Chinese treat!

A few rooms down, the students in Culture Club: Japan were learning to art of origami!  They were able to follow Chris's step-by-step instructions in order to create a pumpkin for Halloween!  After this, they created two box halves which fit together to make one box.  When asked how the walls stay up, one student remarked "I don't know.  They just do.  It's Origami Magic!"  When students were finished making their pumpkins, they glued them into a card, and Chris helped them write "Happy Halloween" in Japanese!

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