Students met once a week to read and discuss "The Little Prince" and "The Giver." Analyzing each book allowed the students to improve their analytical and critical thinking skills, preparing them for a successful college career.
On May 17 after classes students, teachers, and staff gathered at the MAIA fields to play volleyball and layup the smack-down! Everyone had a blast and learned how essential communication is in this sport.
Students had a blast learning a new ball game called 4-Square! It's played from elementary school all the way into college in the U.S. and is easy to do with limited space. Rules of the game were taught and students caught on very quickly, even teaching other students interested in the game how to play. It was great exercise and a lot of fun!
SA Sam took students to the wonderful World War 2 museum in Natick on Saturday, May 13. The students got a great lesson on the war from an American perspective as well as plenty of opportunities for English practice. It was truly a moment for the history books!
A brave group of MAIA students traveled to India on May the 2nd. Okay, maybe not India, but the next best thing--they had Indian food at Westborough's finest South Asian Restaurant, Mayuri. Students tried many unique dishes like curry and briyani, noting similarities with Chinese cuisine. It just goes to show you that even with all our differences between races and nations, everyone loves flavorful food!
On a beautiful, sunny day, MAIA students drove out to the annual Sheepshearing Festival in Waltham, MA--right on the outskirts of Boston. There they had a chance to tour the historical Gore Mansion, watch reenactors depicting life during Revolutionary history in America, get up close to traditional and modern sheepshearing performances, and see in depth presentations of sheep herding. Additionally, hundreds of vendors selling handcrafted wares from the U.S. were on display al