Stepping out of their comfort zones, MAIA students participated in Zumba, which is a dance workout to Latin and World rhythms. They learned some fun, new dance moves and got a great workout, too. The students were able to let loose and feel empowered as they danced the night away!
Students got to build their own trail mix after school. They could choose from tons of ingredients such as peanuts, pretzels, chocolate, and dried fruits. Its a popular snack to keep you full and to take when going hiking.
SAs Kathleen and Sam took 10 MAIA students to UMass Amherst meet-up with some MAIA alumni currently enrolled at UMA. They all ate lunch together at the wonderful Berkshire Dining Commons and then took a tour of the campus. It was a fun and educational event!
On Friday, March 24, MAIA students went roller skating at Roller Kingdom. Students had the chance to try roller skates or roller blades and skate the night away. Some showed off their serious skills and others learned how to skate for the first time. The atmosphere is filled with colorful strobe lights, popular music, and even black lights that made some students glow!
MAIA students made their own stress balls filled with slime on Thursday, March 23rd. The "slime" is a substance called oobleck and is made from cornstarch and water. Students had fun learning how to make oobleck, creating the stress balls using their favorite colored balloons, and listening to music. They were taught the uses for a stress ball, tips on how to relieve stress while studying and left the event feeling recharged!
50 stories up, students stood on top of Boston at the Skywalk Museum. The museum boasts the only 360 degree view in all of Massachusetts! It was amazing being able to see the whole city and surrounding area at once. An audio tour provided both in Chinese and English gave historical background of each view section for the city with fascinating details and stories. Afterward, students visited the famous Eataly in the Prudential Center below to take in a modern day Italian-them
A couple MAIA students learned how to bake red velvet cupcakes for the first time! We were surprised at how delicious they turned out and how bright the color of red was in the cupcakes. We would definitely use this recipe again in the future!
Chinglish Club Officers did a really good job organizing the scavenger hunt. There were a total of 7 clues placed all over the school. Of the seven clues (placed neatly in an oragami hearts), half were written in English and the other half in Chinese. Groups consisting of MAIA students and MHS students relied on each other to translate the clues. After the hunt was over, prizes were awarded. With the remaining time, we played Charades and Pictionary. Snacks were had. Overall,