Old Sturbridge Village
Students had fun with history with SA Sam at Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, January 28. They toured the 1830s-style village and got a first-hand look at the typical New England lifestyle during that time period. It was a wonderful day full of learning and fun!
Dinner At Firefly's
American food is more than just burgers and pizza, as students discovered at Firefly's BBQ in Marlborough last Tuesday, January 24. Feasting on a variety of barbecued meats, the students got a true taste of some classic American cuisine. It was a mouth-watering experience that they'll never forget!
Quincy Market Field Trip
Today we took our students from Food & Culture into Boston to experience the history and culture of the foods in the area. The goal of our project was to have students learn more about the history of Boston food and the culture surrounding the foods. They learned about infamous foods such as: Boston Baked Beans, clam chowder, lobster, and Boston cream pie. In groups of three they had to collaborate and create questions that they would then turn around and ask Boston residents
Chinese New Year Dinner!
The Chinese New Year was celebrated with a fantastic dinner serving various authentic dishes and the classic red envelope with poems inside. Students and staff alike had a wonderful time celebrating with each other under the hanging Chinese lanterns.
To prepare for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday, students and SA William decorated red paper lanterns and then hung them up throughout the cafeteria. During the event, the students taught William how to write some things in Chinese such as "happy new year" and also talked about some traditions that they have when they celebrate the new year.
Sugar Cookie Baking
Students learned how to make sugar cookies for the first time. Although these cookies were too sweet, students really enjoyed learning how to bake and how to use the kitchen to make popular American desserts.
Paint Your Own Pottery
MAIA students channeled their creativity and transformed plain, white pottery into colorful and beautiful pieces of art. Taking their time, the students spent over two hours painting and perfecting their pieces.
Winter Nature Hike
MAIA students explored the Massachusetts Wachusett Wildlife Sanctuary with a professional guide, then settled in for a warm fire, hot chocolate, and roasted marshmallows over a fire. Though it was a cold day they warmed up quickly with the post-hike treats.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Students skied and snowboarded down Wachusett Mountain in Westminster, Massachusetts. Even though it was the first time for some of the students, they accepted the challenge and braved the steep slopes!
Boston Auto Show
It’s the Biggest Auto Show in New England… and the perfect place to see hundreds of the auto industry's latest innovations! Located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District, the New England International Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year imported and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities. MAIA students had the chance to sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kic