mercredi 15 janvier 2014

Off we go !!!!!

And we are off ! Our Road Trip is finally under way.
This week we will discover the intinerary....

Our flight from Paris CDG will land in Washington, D.C., capital of the USA

From there we will head to NYC, the "Big Apple"

Next stop is Boston, Massachusetts, 

and the 4th stop is Detroit, Michigan, home of Motown and cars

We discussed the many things we'd like to see in each city...

For DC : The White House, President Obama, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Zoo (panda bears), the National Air & Space Museum

and the Wednesday group even learned the "Pledge of Allegiance" :

In NYC ("The Big Apple"), we would like to see : the Statue of Liberty, Museum of Natural History, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway (see a show), Rockefeller Center (ice skating rink), Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park (and its Zoo), FAO Schwartz (the world's largest toy store)

Also, we'd like to taste a real NY hotdog, bagels, and cheesecake !

In Boston ("Beantown"), we will walk the Freedom Trail, maybe see runners in the Boston Marathon, visit the harbor and the Aquarium, the Old North Church and thePaul Revere Statue. 

We can taste baked beans, seafood, and the famous Boston Cream Pie. Yum ! Nearby, we can visit the university campuses of Harvard and MIT. We might even go to a Boston Red Sox (baseball) game !

In Detroit ("Motor City", "Hitsville"), we will listen to Motown music
visit the Motown Museum

and visit a car factory

Here's the start of our road trip play list :

For DC :

John Philip Sousa, "The Washington Post March" :

Mad Sole, "A DC State of Mind" :

The Postal Service, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" :

Mambo Sauce, "Welcome to DC" :

For NYC :

Frank Sinatra, "New York New

Billy Joel, "New York State Of Mind" :

Jay-Z & Alicia Keyes :

Sting, "Englishman In New York" :

Manhattan Transfer, "Boy From New York City" :

For Bston :

Augustana,  « Boston »

For Detroit :  (Heatwave, Superstition, anything Motown, basically …)

mardi 7 janvier 2014

Weather and the 4 seasons

This week's craft : January snow coloring page (young groups) or create a snowy scene with snowflakes (older groups)

Videos : “The Snowman” :

Stormy weather, Lena Horne :

Keywords : Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, cold, snowy, rainy, hot, cloudy, windy, ice, snowman (coat, scarf, hat), snowflake, season

Musique :

Vivaldi « 4 seasons »
Let it snow
Purple Snowflakes
It’s raining, it’s pouring 
Good day sunshine, Beatles

For homework, watch :  «The Snowy Day »

Meet Alyx, our 2014 intern at English & Creativity !

The New Year has brought with it our terrific new intern, Alyx Cullen ....

Please give her a very warm welcome !

Thanks to all,


lundi 6 janvier 2014

Happy New Year 2014 !

All our warmest wishes for the best and brightest 2014 has to offer !