Greetings. This trips always end with quick speed and then I find myself thrown right back into the local world and it's wonderful demands. It's a nice feeling to be needed smile emoticon Regardless, before too much time goes by. The conclusion of another wonderful adventure. Benjamin Burg, Author of Gaja Learning’s Beyond the Classroom, organized with Fundacja Primus and Kimberton Waldorf School (KWS) the Trip to Kimberton 2014. The KWS 7th Grade class and their families fro
Saturday we went to visit Valley Forge National Historical Park. We were riding on bicycles for a nine kilometers. Our guide asked us all to imagine that it’s December 1777 and it’s cold and it’s snowing. We are all now soldiers of the Continental Army fighting the British. We saw the cabins where the soldiers lived and one man dressed up as a soldier. We learned how hard life was like for the soldiers, how they cut down all the trees, how they had carry water for kilometers.
At 9am we left for Philadelphia to visit the US Constitution Center. We got to see the Freedom Rising show and look around the museum. After the museum we went on a long and tiring tour around Philadelphia. We saw where Tadeusz Kościuszko lived and questioned Thomas Jefferson about slavery. We also got a chance to go on an American sumbmarine. At 1:30pm we finally got to Jon’s to eat the famous Philadelphia Cheese Steak sandwiches. For dessert we went ot Rita’s for Italian Ic
We started the day at school as usual by singing and juggling. Then we proceed to write in our journals. After the break we went gardening. It wasn’t the most exciting activity. We were planning flowers to attract the bees who will pollinate the fruits plants. Then we had lunch. Next was Eurythmy, I never had this kind of class before and it was kind of interesting. We also got to teach the 7th grade students some Polish. We ended the school day with Music. After school I spe
We started the day with 7th graders from KWS. We continued to learn to sing and play the Cups Song and to juggle, now we are up to two balls. After that we went bowling with the 7th grade class. We divided into small groups and played with our American friends. In my group everyone won at least once . Then we went back to school. After lunch we went to the big playing fields to learn how to play softball. It was something new for us and it was lots of fun. After school we got
Tuesday morning we found out that unfortunately we couldn’t stay with our host class to learn how to juggle, instead we went straight to the bus and after a 30 min. drive we got out and went to Starbucks. On the train we had to sit next to talkative Americans but that was fun. The whole group walked to the Museum. The University of Pennsylvania campus was gorgeous. At the museum we learned about mummy makings. The people that taught us about were really cool and the lesson wa
Monday morning I got up at 6:010am, which was pretty early for me. After that I ate cereal and drank the best protein shake ever. At about 7:30am I was at the bus stop with my new American friend, Teagh. At school the bell rang and our class at Kimberton began. We learned to sign the Cup Song and learned how to juggle. At first everyone was having trouble, but after a few minutes we started to figure it out. Later we worked on our journals. Then we had a nice long break with