And since the photographer is always behind the camera, she decided to send a selfie from Cologne!
Greetings from Germany to all!
Here are some scenes from school today.
Geography, bilingual, French-German. The school has a bilingual track.
Students present their findings in French.
Cultural Studies, bilingual English-German. Students studied US history and presented their topics in English. Their Power Points had interesting pictures.
Multi-ethnic math class. Students are from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Macedonia. They have been in Germany for less than a year and know quite a bit of German already. Their educational backgrounds are mostly unknown and therefore hard to evaluate. The administration hopes to be able to integrate these students into mainstream classes within the next two years. I helped the kids with their math problems (fractions) and we actually had some fun (despite math :)).
Our students really like German chalkboards. Washing and buffing them is sooooooooo much fun. The boys now want a German board for their classroom.
Drachenfels cog wheel train, before a visit to the Drachenfels overlooking the Rhine.
Looks like a beautiful place, and a fun day!
Scenes from Cologne. A very hot day. We toured the cathedral, old town, crossed the railroad bridge and enjoyed the scenery from a 28-story observation tower. I think we are now medieval specialists.
A few photos of Aachen:
In front of Charlemagne's cathedral
A brief lunch stop between guided tours. Mostly Currywurst was consumed
Frau Schroeder and Mr Kendrick met with all the students today at the school where they are shadowing their host siblings, Werner Heienberg Gymnasium. Students seem happy and enjoyed their first weekend with their host families! It was pouring rain there today, but they are hoping for better weather for their first excursion tomorrow, to Aachen.
Frau Shoeder reports that the group arrived safely with their host families and will be spending the weekend with them. We'll have more news on Mondayor Tuesday after Frau Schroeder sees them all at school.
Here is the schedule of which days they will have excursions so you can follow along:
More to come!