dimanche 2 février 2014

The Big Apple

After a week of sightseeing around Washington, D.C., we got back on the road this week and headed up the East Coast to New York City.

There's a lot to see in New York, so we started by checking our maps and identifying some of the major sights we wanted to see: the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. You can see some of the places we "visited" in this video:

We also learned how to ask for directions on a map this week, just in case we got lost in the big city. We asked each other, "Where is Central Park?", "Where is the Brooklyn Bridge?" and then helped each other out by saying, "Here it is!" and finding it on the map.

On Wednesday and Friday, we learned even more direction words (left, right, across from, next to, etc.) and listened to some English dialogue of two tourists trying to get from Central Park to Times Square. We discovered that there are lots of ways to get around New York, but the most common are the Subway, the bus, taxi cabs, and walking.

Finally, we were so inspired by the skyscrapers and the architecture in New York, we made our own versions on the blackboard! We created our city while listening to some Frank Sinatra (see the video above), who was as New York as they come.

Drawing lots of skyscrapers

Looking at some reference images

After winning the NYC skyscraper drawing contest, Inès became Honorary Mayor of NYC for the week :

Coloring in our skyscrapers

We also had some terrific Statues of Liberty ...

Lined up under our Statues of Liberty

We could have stayed in New York for many more weeks, but it's time to pack our bags again. Next week: Boston. Here we come!

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