Week 7 in California

internship at german school campus May festival at Old World in Huntington Beach FI

Damiana Week 7 Internship at GERMAN SCHOOL campus

This week was another enriching experience at the German School Campus. On Tuesday, I had the privilege to teach at the middle school again. Building upon what they learned last week, the students were now asked to showcase their knowledge of introducing themselves. It was an interactive session where they actively participated and applied the skills they had acquired. They formed various sentences, confidently introducing themselves and sharing information about their background and interests. It was evident that they had grasped the concepts well and enjoyed the learning process immensely.

The same sentiment was echoed in the cooking class. This week, the students had the opportunity to cook their own omelets. It was amazing to see the precision in their work. Our magic words, “cut into little pieces,” became a choir-like chant from the children, causing us to laugh each time they said it. Since each child could individualize their omelet, they penned down their unique recipes themselves, adding a personal touch to the whole activity.

Over the weekend, I visited the Getty Villa, which was as beautiful as the Getty Museum I toured last week. This historical site was awe-inspiring, with its beautiful gardens, intricate architecture, and an extensive collection of antiquities. It was like stepping back in time, and the visit enriched my understanding of art and history.

On Sunday, we celebrated the school’s May festival at Old World in Huntington Beach. The Donauschwaben put on a fantastic performance, adding to the festive atmosphere. Each teacher had their own responsibility; I was in charge of assisting the children in painting stones. The families had a great time, and the highlight was the closing song “99 Luftballons” by Nena. We threw balloons from the stage, creating a playful atmosphere for the children. All in all, it was a week full of learning, laughter, and fun.