Sommer, Sonne, Sonnenschein… We are so excited to see our camp-students in-person this month. Please register soon!
Our Summer Camp Themes:Stem Camp: We are Scientists. Example: Does a lemon conduct electricity?Music. Art & Fun Camp 1: Singing, Dancing and Art Projects (e.g Build your own instrument.)Music, Art & Fun Camp 2: Singing, Dancing and Art Projects (e.g. Build a catapult) Games & Creativity: Creating you own games (e.g. Make your own marble run.)
In Person Outside Summer Camps For Children Ages 5 – 12!We will be able to offer four weeks of in-person OUTSIDE camps in July and the first week of August. Due to COVID-19, camps will look different this summer. We operate with restrictions and precautionary measures that are strongly recommended by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Guidelines are provided by the state and are required of anyone offering camps this summer. We only allow up to10 children to participate in the camps, please register soon!Please check out the detailed description and regulations of the Summer Camps on our website and register soon!
Due to Covid-19, our school location (church) will be closed at least until June 30th, 2020.
Adults Language Classes: We will offer a variety of online language classes in June. Please check our website for the Early Bird Rate next week.
1h Online Children’s Camp in June: Monday – Friday We are in the process of aligning a hands on and fun online summer camp program. Registered families will receive the material prior to class. More info and a video will be on our website next week.
Children’s Weekly Online Music Classes in June: Ages 7 and younger: Tuesday Afternoons: Music Classes with Birgit!
Ages 8 – 12: Wednesday Afternoons: Music Exploration with Lennart!
Ages 13 – 15: Wednesday Afternoons: Music Exploration with Lennart!
Our students are in for a treat next week, when online classes are starting. Not only will they get to see their favorite German teachers & classmates online via video conferencing, they will also feel like coming back home to a routine that makes Colorado’s Shelter-In-Place a little easier.
Ja, it’s good to get the brain moving. 😀 All the German teachers are working hard to learn all the tricks of zoom, our video conference software of choice. Yesterday we had a morning zoom meeting with all of the German teachers and everyone shared something new that they had learned about using the Software and online teaching tools. .
Anna O. shared different white board solutions, some were browser based and also that it’s fun to just use an ‘old-fashioned’ white board that can be held up to make class more interactive.
Marion shared how she tried out different rooms in her house, some with carpet and some without, direct light and indirect light. I think she did found the perfect spot which will make it easier for her students to hear her pronunciation and to see how she moves her lips.
We talked about google doc’s and google classroom, learned new ways on how to scan & share documents with our students(so hopefully nobody’s email will get too clogged up with big files), fun zoom backgrounds, checked out some online interactive games like Kahoot, how to play music and soundbites and so much more… 😄
Dear Friends of the Boulder School for German Language and Culture,
Things are changing by the minute and there are a lot of unknowns. We have to remain patient, calm and try to follow the recommendations to slow down the spread of the virus. What an opportunity as a world to come together and to put “we” before “I” and to take care of and protect our elderly and sick population!
CU, CSU, BVSD, Atonement Lutheran Church and other public officials/institutions announced that the buildings will be closed until at least the end of spring break (03/30). Teaching classes at our school facility will not be possible at this time. Boulder School for German Language will be closed from March 13 – March 30, 2020. At this point, we are planning to make up the missed lessons of next week in the week of May 11 or May 18.
While we wait for more clarification for the time after spring break, I would like to encourage you to take care of yourself, your family and the people around you who might need help.
Thank you so much for your understanding and I will keep you posted on further decisions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Birgit Priester What is the Corona Virus? Logo News for Children explains:
Dear friends of the Boulder School for German Language and Culture,
We are committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our classes and events. We closely monitor the coronavirus situation and are in contact with our local and state partners. With cases now appearing in Colorado we will respond with all due caution to any potential health threat in our community. As with severe weather events, our school will follow the Boulder Valley School for closures.
Currently there have been no scheduling changes to our classes and events. We will update you per email if any changes occur and please check on our website for cancellations.
In general and with this specific health concern, we encourage those who feel unwell or who may be at increased risk to please stay home.
Again, all classes and events are currently happening as scheduled. If we receive the recommendation to cancel, we will prioritize the health of our students and staff by implementing and communicating appropriate changes that ensure a safe environment.