Sweepin' through the Week: Friday at the Spanish Academy
Location: Green Mountain College
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Assembly
9:30 am Class Block 1/break
10:30 am Class Block 2/break
11:30 am Class Block 3
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Free Time
2:00 pm Cultural Exploration
3:45 pm Activities/Exercise/Free time
5:30 pm Dinner & Free Time
7:30 pm Evening Activities
9:15 pm Dorm activities/snack
10:00 pm In room/Journaling
10:30 pm Lights out
What the Spanish Academy did today:
Two weeks of classes down, two to go! The students have become such chatterboxes in the past couple weeks. Tomorrow, they’ll be headed to Saint Michael’s College to compete in The Olympics against the French, Chinese, Arabic, and German Academies! Dodgeball, paintball, ping pong, frisbee, sudoku, and relays are among the sports and activities planned for tomorrow. The Spanish students are feeling pretty determined to win!
In classes today, Level 1 students learned how to recognize cultural differences between Spanish-speaking countries and their own in reference to food and culinary preferences. Next week, they’ll be learning how to recognize/name some parts of the body, describe common illnesses, and identify what to wear during each season.
In Level 2 classes, students learned to present information about the culinary cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and compare it to those of their own. On Monday, they’ll start learning how to participate and talk about sporting events by asking and answering questions about game rules, scores, player positions, etc.
Level 3 students learned details about a nutritional recommendation from Spanish-speaking countries and prepared informative flyers for the Academy. In next week’s classes, they’ll learn all about travel and tourism! Giving directions, preparing notes about transportation, and reading travel brochures are all on the itinerary for Week 3!
In Level 4 classrooms, students just finished writing survey questions about cultural values and interviewing their classmates. Next week, they will focus on how learning about culture helps people adapt to cultural differences in Spanish-speaking countries. They will also reflect on how the language and cultural knowledge acquired at the Academy will impact their plans for the future.
Tonight, the kids will participate in a Murder Mystery with staff and RAs. They will also try out for sports teams for the Olympics tomorrow and rest up before the big day! Stay tuned for updates tomorrow, we’re all excited to see who wins!
Check back on Monday to read more about the Spanish Academy!