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7 Day Full Immersion course in NY Day 5

Today we went to the Highline park in Chelsea. This is a park that was designed on top of an old elevated train track. Then we walked to SOHO and Greenwich village. SOHO stands for South of Houston street. After lunch we took a Taxi to see the Guggenheim Museum and the Jewish museum. Then after Dinner we went to Top of the Rock
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7 Day Full Immersion course in NY Day 4

Today we are going to see the Broadway musical Wicked! We prepared ourselves by learning about the story of the Wizard of Oz, and the Story of Wicked, as well as listening to the soundtrack to be familiar with the vocabulary. This was a great activity for the Mom as well. After we took a walk around Times Square and then dinner and we
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7 Day Full Immersion course in NY Day 3

Today we went to the museum of Natural history. We saw the Dinosaur fossils, the Butterfly Conservatory and the exhibit on the 8 planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. When we came back we wrote about all the things we learned about in the museum. There were many new vocabulary words, as well as incorporated math and science skills.

7 Day Full Immersion course in NY Day 2

Today we went to the Statue of Liberty had lunch in Greenwich village and afternoon shopping with a long walk from Washington Square Park up 5th Ave to Rockefeller Center. Then back to the hotel to do our daily Journal writing and Dinner. We found some more eggs!!! Helps to walk for miles and miles and miles it’s the best way to see the
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7 Day Full Immersion course in NY Day 1

I am in NYC with one of my 6 year old students and her mother. We are here to do a full immersion course in English. We have many activities planned throughout the week to really get them sinking their teeth into English. This one week program is individually designed to give the students a practical experience to use and build on their current
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Article from Psychology Today: why bilingual children are smarter and faster.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/radical-teaching/201211/bilingual-brains-smarter-fasterArticle from Psychology Today My favorite quote from the article: “Just like our muscles become stronger with physical workouts, the developing brains of children in bilingual environments appear to build strength, speed, and efficiency in their executive function networks.”

Spring is in the air!

April showers Bring May flowers! We have been busy little beavers at TLNET-Kids this Spring. In March we began with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, then lots of vocabulary and activities about Spring and in April we are continuing with Easter. Things got cooking with the kids following a recipe for Rice Crispy Treats. This delicious American treat is a great way for them to
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