Students didn't slow their roll at SA Sam's bowling event in AMF Town & Country Bowling, Shrewsbury. It was a great way to get off campus and escape from the doldrums of winter break! They were positively bowled over by fun!
Impromptu Oregon Trail Game Night
The Oregon Trail, the classic elementary school computer game, is now a board game! MAIA students got a heavy dose of classic American nostalgia as they played as pioneers traversing an unforgiving country in 1847. Many died along the way. Only one survived. But all had fun!
Volunteering @ Nashua Soup Kitchen
7 big-hearted MAIA students crossed state lines to Nashua, New Hampshire to volunteer at a soup kitchen. Nashua is the second largest city in the state, and many people in the city do not have food to eat or homes to go to. Our students felt their plight and decided to help. Immediately after finals on a cold day in December, our students greeted guests, served food, cleaned tables, assisted handicap individuals, replenished beverages, and washed dishes. In addition to the se
Taza Chocolate Factory Tour
MAIA students visited Taza Chocolate of Somerville, MA for a tour of the factory! The tour started and ended in Taza's gift shop full with their many dark chocolate flavors. Along the way, students had excellent listening practice from our tour guide Izzy. They learned about where Taza receives their chocolate beans from, the process the beans go through in the factory, an explanation of the machines, and of course, were given free samples of chocolate during each stop. After
A Christmas Carol
MAIA students went to watch "A Christmas Carol" at Hanover Theater in Worcester. Learning the story of Ebenezer Scrooge enlightened the students and put them in the holiday spirit!
Norman Rockwell Museum @ Stockbridge
In the idyllic landscape of New England, students ventured to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to see the famous Red Lion Inn and eat at its cozy tavern. They then visited quintessential artist Norman Rockwell's Museum down the road to explore art that spanned over a century of American history, finding inspiration therein and fascinating techniques that explore human anthropology in every-day life.
MAIA Christmas Party!
MAIA students joined staff to welcome in the holidays with gingerbread house creations, card making, eggnog tasting, sugar cookie making, and Christmas photo fun!
The official MAIA basketball team took on UMA Chinese team in the first annual MAIA-UMA basketball showdown! MAIA took home the win, 41-38, earning a year of glory and bragging rights. It was a truly day for the history books!
Rock Climbing @ Central Rock Gym
The Outdoor Adventure Club went rock climbing at the Central Rock Gym in Worcester on December 11th. This was the first time rock climbing for most of the students, but they loved it and kept trying to climb increase their ability to climb difficult sources.
Students went wild at Animal Adventures in Bolton. They got some hand-on interaction with some crazy critters, as well as a lot of English practice! It was a great mix of fun and learning.